Academics


Capital Semester students meeting at the Capitol
Started in Fall 2009, the Institute for Public Affairs sponsors an internship semester each fall and spring semester in Harrisburg in association with Temple’s Harrisburg campus. Students have the opportunity to explore government affairs, policymaking and implementation first-hand while being full-time students and staying on track to graduation. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage students from schools other than Temple University to apply as well. Watch a video on the program below.



Students in a lecture hall
Temple University Harrisburg partners with high schools in the Capitol region in the design of programs to facilitate the successful transition of students to undergraduate degree programs. Successful completion of courses in each program earns university credit. University instructors, dedicated staff, small class size, and course content combine to support students’ adaptation to college level academic standards. We tailor course offerings to the goals and needs of specific student populations or the school district.