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Public Policy at Temple University

If you plan to study public policy, take a look at what Temple University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 37,236.

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

Temple Public Policy Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy

Online Classes Are Available at Temple

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

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

  • Master’s Degree

Temple Public Policy Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in public policy, making the school the #43 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Public Policy Student Demographics at Temple

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

Temple Public Policy Master’s Program

68% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 50 students who graduated with a master’s in public policy from Temple in 2021, 32% were men and 68% were women.


Of the students who received a public policy master's degree from Temple, 52% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the public policy master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 46% of degree recipients. That is 12% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 26
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Careers That Public Policy Grads May Go Into

A degree in public policy 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
Education Professors 2,690 $70,990
Social Scientists 550 $83,400


*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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