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Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA http://www.temple.edu

  • Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is often referred to simply as “Philly” and is sometimes also called “City of Brotherly Love" (Philadelphia is Greek for "brotherly love"). Philadelphia was the United States’ first capital and is the site where the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution were written. Philadelphia has more than 60 colleges and universities. Philadelphia is also a commercial metropolis for pharmaceutical, chemical, biotech, and medical industries and also offers a wide variety of ethnic diversity, including Chinatown, Little Italy, and Little Korea.

Temple University

  • Temple University, founded in 1884, a comprehensive public research university that enrolls more than 39,000 students worldwide, is the 27th largest university in the USA and is one of leading centers of professional education in the United States.

Temple University

  • Temple offers 320 academic degree programs in 17 schools and colleges. In addition to its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple has seven other campuses throughout Pennsylvania, as well as international campuses in Rome (Italy) and Tokyo (Japan), and programs in China, UK, France, Korea, Greece, India, Israel, Taiwan and other locations throughout the world.
  • Currently, our student body includes 1,504 international students from 117 countries.

International Student Demographics (Top Ten)

  • CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF 330
  • KOREA SOUTH 224
  • INDIA 191
  • TAIWAN, ROC 53
  • JAPAN 45
  • FRANCE 44
  • CANADA 43
  • MALAYSIA 40
  • NIGERIA 38
  • VIETNAM 27
  • COUNTRY
  • NUMBER
  • % of International Students
  • % of Total Students
  • P R China
  • 330
  • 22%
  • 0.89%
  • South Korea
  • 224
  • 15%
  • 0.61%
  • India
  • 191
  • 13%
  • 0.52%
  • Taiwan, ROC
  • 53
  • 3.5%
  • 0.14%
  • Japan
  • 45
  • 3.0%
  • 0.12%
  • France
  • 44
  • 2.9%
  • 0.12%
  • Canada
  • 43
  • 2.9%
  • 0.12%
  • Malaysia
  • 40
  • 2.7%
  • 0.11%
  • Nigeria
  • 38
  • 2.5%
  • 0.10%
  • Vietnam
  • 27
  • 1.8%
  • 0.07%
  • TOTAL
  • 1504
  • 4.1%
  • 36,915 (Fall 2009)

Partner Institutions in Taiwan

  • Chung Yuan Christian University
  • Feng Chia University
  • Fu Jen Catholic University
  • National Cheng Kung University
  • National Hsinchu University of Education
  • National Sun Yat Sen University
  • National Taipei University
  • National Taiwan Normal University
  • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • Tamkang University
  • Tunghai University

DBMD (Dual Bachelor's - Master's Degree)

  • Often called the “3+2” Program. See below:
  • http://www.temple.edu/provost/international/dbmd
  • Home University’s Undergraduate Degree
  • Temple University’s Master’s Degree

Current Majors Eligible for DBMD

  • School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Fox School of Business & Management
  • College of Education
  • School of Communication & Theater
  • Sport and Recreation Administration
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance
  • Management Information System
  • Marketing
  • Statistics
  • TESOL
  • Adult and Organizational Development
  • Communication Management
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media
  • Fox School of Business and Management
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • School of Communications and Theater
  • College of Health Professions and Social Work
  • College of Education
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance
  • Management Information System
  • Marketing
  • Statistics  
  •     
  • Sport and Recreation Administration
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Communication Management
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media
  • Kinesiology - Integrative Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology - Psychology of Movement
  • Social Work
  • TESOL
  • Adult and Organizational Development

Current Majors Eligible for DBMD

  • School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Fox School of Business & Management
  • College of Education
  • School of Communication & Theater
  • Sport and Recreation Administration
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance
  • Management Information System
  • Marketing
  • Statistics
  • TESOL
  • Adult and Organizational Development
  • Communication Management
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science & Technology
  • School of Medicine
  • College of Engineering
  • Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • Economics
  • Master’s of Liberal Arts          
  • Religion      
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics  
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance
    • Cello
    • Double Bass
    • Viola
    • Violin

DBMD Program Benefits

  • Accelerated program – receive two degrees in 5 years
  • GRE waived (except GMAT required for Business)
  • Scholarship opportunity – up to $4,000
  • Graduate Assistantship to select students in second year (up to 100% tuition remission and stipend)
  • Individualized attention - program director and coordinator available for advising and counseling
  • Guaranteed on campus housing
  • Application fee refundable upon enrollment

DBMD Admission Requirements

  • TOEFL® Internet-based (iBT) 79 (100 for Fox School of Business and Management applicants)
    • Paper-based (PBT) 550; Computer-based (CBT) 213
  • IELTS™ Academic 6.5 (7.0 for Fox School applicants)
  • GRE waived for DBMD applicants, expect Fox School applicants to Fox School who must submit GMAT (minimum 650, average 710)
  • GPA of 3.5/4.5 (3.0/4.0 or approximately 80%)
  • Each graduate program has its own unique deadline(s) for the submission of completed applications (posted by program name at http://www.temple.edu/gradbulletin/alphaindex.htm); it is recommended that all applicants submit materials as early as possible (preferably no later than December 15 for Fall admission).

DBMD Application Process

  • Prepare and submit DBMD application packet (http://www.temple.edu/provost/international/dbmd/admissions/index.html), including
    • DBMD Personal Data Sheet
    • Goals Statement/ Essay
    • Individual study plan
    • Copy of Graduate School online application confirmation
    • Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) available online at http://www.temple.edu/ois/pdfs/i20app.pdf and financial documentation
  • Complete online Graduate School Application Form (available at http://www.temple.edu/grad/admissions/international.htm), followed by
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS test score (Temple University institutional code 2906) Official GMAT score required only for Fox School of Business applicants (Temple University institutional code 2906); GRE scores waived for other applicants
    • Two (2) recommendation letters of from faculty in student’s major (original, sealed envelope)
    • Grade Transcript (original, sealed envelope, English and official language)

Online Course Information

  • Undergraduate Bulletin:
      • http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/
  • Undergraduate course descriptions:
      • http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucdtoc.html
  • Graduate Bulletin:
      • http://www.temple.edu/gradbulletin/index.htm
  • Graduate course descriptions:
      • http://www.temple.edu/gradcourses/
  • Graduate degree programs (with degree requirements):
      • http://www.temple.edu/gradbulletin/alphaindex.htm
  • Course Schedule for current semester:
      • http://voyager.adminsvc.temple.edu/tucourses/default.asp

Example Master’s Degree Requirements

  • Accounting and Financial Management, M.S.
  • General Program Requirements:
  • Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30 to 48, depending on prerequisites
    • http://sbm.temple.edu/ms/ms-accounting.html Required Courses:
    • Foundation Courses:
    • ACCT 5001: Financial and Managerial Accounting
    • ECON 5001: Managerial Economics
    • FIN 5001: Financial Analysis and Strategy
    • STAT 5001: Quantitative Business Methods
    • All or some of these courses may be waived by the Program advisor based on appropriate past coursework.
    • Required Course Electives:
    • Choose 4 from a pre-approved list of upper-level Accounting electives.
    • Choose 4 from a pre-approved list of upper-level Finance electives.
    • Choose 2 upper-level business electives. Internship: No internship is required.

Example Master’s Degree Requirements

  • Communication Management, M.S.
  • General Program Requirements:
  • Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36
    • Required Courses:
    • Core Courses (12 credits):
    • STOC 8101:  Communication Management Research Methods STOC 8102:  Legal Issues in Communication Management
    • STOC 8103:  Organizational Communication
    • STOC 8104:  Leadership in Communication Management
    • Electives (21 credits):
    • Electives may be chosen from within the M.S. program; from other degree programs within the School of Communications and Theater; or from programs across the University, up to a maximum of 12 credits outside SCT.
    • Capstone Course (3 credits):
    • STOC 9101:  Capstone Project in Communication Management
    • Internship: No internship is required.

Example Master’s Degree Requirements

  • Kinesiology, M.S.
  • Concentration: Integrative Exercise Physiology
  • General Program Requirements:
  • Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30 or 33
    • Required Courses:
    • KINES 5311:  Exercise Physiology
    • KINES 9201:  Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology 
    • KINES 9203:  Applied Exercise Physiology: Neuromuscular 
    • KINES 9901:  Research Methods
    • Intermediate Statistics Course
    • Elective Courses (15 to 18 credits from the following):
    • KINES 5312:  Exercise and Nutrient Metabolism
    • KINES 5313:  Exercise and Aging
    • KINES 9204:  Cellular Adaptations to Exercise
    • KINES 9205:  Exercise Testing and Prescription
    • KINES 9206:  Environmental Physiology
    • Electives may be taken in other departments at Temple to tailor graduate coursework to the interest/skills of the student.  Two graduate faculty members must approve the elective course.
    • Internship: An internship is optional. The Clinical Internship/Practicum is a 150-hour (3 credits) or 300-hour (6 credits) supervised applied experience.

Example Master’s Degree Requirements

  • Liberal Arts, M.L.A.
  • General Program Requirements:
  • Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
    • Required Courses:
    • MLA 8011:  Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
    • MLA "Foundations" course
    • Two MLA "Topics" or "Proseminar" courses
    • Six electives
    • Culminating Events:
    • Qualifying Paper:
    • All candidates for the M.L.A. degree are required to write a Qualifying Paper, which is typically 40-50 pages in length.  It should demonstrate the student's ability to write analytically on a topic of her/his choice; to read, absorb, and evaluate scholarly thought and research; and to develop and establish her/his own perspective on the problem being examined.  The Qualifying Paper is submitted for approval to the M.L.A. Advisory Committee or other graduate faculty chosen by the M.L.A. Program. Revisions may be requested.

Example Master’s Degree Requirements

  • Physics, M.A.
  • General Program Requirements:
  • Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 24
    • Required Courses:
    • Physics 401, 402, 411, 421, 422, 431
    • Balance of courses are identified in consultation with the graduate advisor and subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Committee.
    • Internship: No internship is required.

Tuition Amounts (AY 2011)

  • Undergraduate:
    • Based on full-time enrollment (12 – 15 credit hours; minimum 12 credit hours required if Nonimmigrant Student (F-1) status), including US$ $295/semester University Services fee fees:
        • US$ 22,252 (Liberal Arts)
        • US$ 26,790 (Tyler School of Arts)
        • US$ 26,568 (Fox School of Business and Management
  • Graduate:
    • Assessed on a per credit basis (minimum 9 credit hours required if Nonimmigrant Student (F-1) status) and not including $295/semester University Services fee:
        • US$ 912/credit (Liberal Arts
        • US$   973/credit (Tyler School of Arts)
        • US$ 1,182/credit (Fox School of Business and Management) + program fee of $500 per semester

Exchange at Temple University

  • Studying at Temple as an exchange student:
    • Two (2) students for one (1) academic year each
    • Nominated by home institution
    • Continue to pay tuition to your home university
    • Study one (1) academic year at Temple University, graduate or undergraduate level
    • Take academic courses in your field and English language courses
    • Credits transferrable to your home institution

Exchange Admission Requirements

  • Be currently enrolled as full-time students in a degree program at partner university outside the US; and
  • Have completed at least two years of college-level study; and
  • Have cumulative GPA comparable to at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (3.5/4.5 or 80%), by the starting date of their study at Temple University; and
  • Have at least TOEFL iBt 79 (IELTS Academic 6.5).

Exchange Application Process

  • Complete and submit application form for International Exchange Programs at Temple University, including
    • Personal Statement (250-500 words, in English)
    • Student Statement
    • Individual Study Plan
  • Authorization letter or form from Office of International Affairs at home university
  • Transcripts/grade reports for all undergraduate courses completed
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score (not needed if applying for Intensive English Language Program)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from professors at home university
  • I-20 Application, if student needs US visa
  • Copy of biographical page of passport valid for at least 6 months following date of arrival at Temple University

Temple University IELP Excel Program

  • IELP Excel is a special program designed for international students who wish to strengthen their English language skills and enroll in a university class for credit.
  • Admission requirements:
    • High school completion
    • TOEFL 61 (iBt)/173 (CBT)/500 (paper-based)
    • IELTS Academic 5.5
  • AY 2011 Tuition:
    • US$ 6,500/semester
    • US$12,000/year
  • http://www/temple.edu/ielp
  • For more information. . .
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Temple University
  • 403 Conwell Hall, 1800 N Broad Street
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19122, USA
  • TEL: 215-204-9570
  • FAX: 215-204-9572
  • E-mail: dbmd@temple.edu
  • http://www.temple.edu/international/dbmd

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