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Philosophy at Temple University

What traits are you looking for in a philosophy school? To help you decide if Temple University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's philosophy program.

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 37,236 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in 2021, 17 of them were philosophy majors.

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

Temple Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Philosophy (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Master’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Doctorate Degree in Philosophy

Temple Philosophy Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks philosophy 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 philosophy major at Temple is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Philosophy. 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 Philosophy Schools 444

In 2021, 1 student received their master’s degree in philosophy from Temple. This is the #116 most popular school for philosophy master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in philosophy, making the school the #67 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Philosophy Student Demographics at Temple

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

Temple Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

59% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 17 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Temple in 2020-2021, 41% were men and 59% were women. The typical philosophy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 41% women. So female students are more repesented at Temple since its program graduates 18% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 20% more racial-ethnic minorities in its philosophy 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 philosophy.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Temple Philosophy Master’s Program

100% Women
The philosophy program at Temple awarded 1 master's degree in 2020-2021.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Temple also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2021, 2 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy 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
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Mathematical Science Professors 2,460 $88,390
Philosophy and Religion Professors 1,040 $84,800
Mathematicians 50 $76,250


*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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