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Political Science & Government at Temple University

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Political Science & Government at Temple University

If you plan to study political science and government, 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. Of the 6,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in 2021, 141 of them were political science and government majors.

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

Temple Political Science & Government Degrees Available

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

Temple Political Science & Government Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the political science progam at Temple compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The political science major at Temple is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Political Science & Government. 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 Popular Political Science & Government Basic Certificate Schools 12
Best Political Science & Government Basic Certificate Schools 13
Best Value Political Science & Government Doctor’s Degree Schools 57
Best Value Political Science & Government Master’s Degree Schools 100

In 2021, 1 student received their master’s degree in political science from Temple. This is the #176 most popular school for political science master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in political science, making the school the #75 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Temple Political Science Graduates

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at Temple is $32,575. This is less than $33,089, which is the national average of all political science majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Political Science Student Demographics at Temple

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

Temple Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

54% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The political science program at Temple awarded 141 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 46% of these degrees went to men with the other 54% going to women.


About 63% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in political science at Temple are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 89
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Temple Political Science & Government Master’s Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 1 political science major earned their master's degree from Temple.


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

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 political science. In 2021, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Political Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in political science 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
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Economics Professors 710 $131,060
Economists 610 $87,630
Political Science Professors 540 $100,620
Political Scientists 100 $102,110


*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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