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Public Health at Temple University

Every public health school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the public health program at Temple University stacks up to those at other schools.

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 37,236. Of the 6,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in 2021, 122 of them were public health majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Health section at the bottom of this page.

Temple Public Health Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Doctorate Degree in Public Health

Online Classes Are Available at Temple

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Temple does offer online education options in public health for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

Temple Public Health Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks public health programs across the country. The following shows how Temple performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The public health major at Temple is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Public Health. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Public Health Graduate Certificate Schools 104
Most Focused Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools 196

In 2021, 28 students received their master’s degree in public health from Temple. This makes it the #147 most popular school for public health master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in public health, making the school the #66 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Public Health Graduates from Temple Make?

The median salary of public health students who receive their bachelor's degree at Temple is $38,314. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 19% higher than the national average of $32,238 for all public health bachelor's degree recipients.


Public Health Student Demographics at Temple

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public health majors at Temple University.

Temple Public Health Bachelor’s Program

90% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 122 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Public Health from Temple in 2020-2021, 10% were men and 90% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 10% more racial-ethnic minorities in its public health bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's in public health.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 16
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 46
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Temple Public Health Master’s Program

82% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 28 students graduated with a master's degree in public health from Temple. About 18% were men and 82% were women.


Of the students who received a public health master's degree from Temple, 61% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Temple University with a master's in public health.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 17
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Temple also has a doctoral program available in public health. In 2021, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Public Health Grads May Go Into

A degree in public health can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Temple University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Medical and Health Services Managers 16,410 $97,310
Health Specialties Professors 12,420 $95,160
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 4,370 $70,330
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 2,050 $74,430
Community Health Workers 2,000 $41,550


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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