Temple University

48 months
1516 USD/credit
1516 USD/credit
1142 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Photography program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is a two-year, 60-credit program leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree.


The Photography program at Temple University offers students close mentorship, top facilities, and interdisciplinary approaches, drawing on the resources available in Tyler’s broad range of studio art programs as well as its architecture and environmental design programs. Whether students want to make bold moves into other disciplines through the lens of photography or be trained as classic still photographers, the breadth of faculty expertise and programs at Tyler offers a pathway, guided by one-on-one attention from faculty.

Students have access to both the resources of a large public research university and the warmth, support, and spirit of collaboration that has come to define the Tyler Photography community. Tyler M.F.A. students take advantage of faculty and alumni relationships in the photography and art world and the school’s location in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center with a pioneering photographic tradition, and its proximity to New York and Washington, D.C., to grow their creative practices and careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Projects
  • Graduate Seminar in Photography (4 terms) 1
  • Graduate Photo Workshop: Digital Photography
  • Graduate Projects in Photography I (4 terms) 1
  • Graduate Professional Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1516 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1516 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    1142 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1142 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.


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