Research hero

Our Research is Driving Science Forward and Changing the World

Research in the College of Liberal Arts spans the humanities, arts, social sciences and STEM fields. In geography, a new spatial analytics lab provides tools that allow researchers to inform policy in key areas such as healthcare by mapping disease and highlighting geographic health disparities. Other faculty investigate the social, economic and political impact of the diffusion of new information technologies in the U.S. and across the world. They probe the depths of higher education funding and marry computer science and literature through the digital humanities. Our philosophy faculty does cutting-edge research in the area of biomedical ethics, changing the way we understand the relationship between medicine and our values. Our religion professors write award-winning books that bring new understandings of racial dynamics in American religious history.

Members of our psychology faculty, one of the finest in the country, lead in the study of anxiety disorders, child development and human cognition. Using our new functional MRI research center, they will break new ground in understanding the early impact of trauma on developing brains. Our political scientists study how to promote democracy around the world, while military historians conduct interdisciplinary research on the historic and contemporary use of force and diplomacy in a global context a timely specialty in today’s world. Temple’s criminal justice scholars pursue smarter ways to manage probation, resulting in smaller prison populations and safer communities. These examples, represent a small fraction of our output.

Undergraduate Research

Students are supported by faculty and encouraged to apply for funded research support. There are several ways for current students to receive funding.

Graduate Research

The College of Liberal Arts offers multiple avenues of support for graduate student research.

Faculty Resources

The College of Liberal Arts offers extensive support and opportunities for faculty research.


We are daring, ambitious, creative thinkers. Simultaneously civic-minded and globally conscious, our students and faculty are engaged in the community and care about our world.


From lectures, to film screenings, to networking opportunities with some of the region's biggest employers, events at the College of Liberal Arts are designed to support your life's work.