A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

Welcome to Temple University Harrisburg. At Temple Harrisburg, you will find an active community of adult learners interested in improving their professional knowledge and skills. Temple Harrisburg is engaged in improving the central Pennsylvania community through academic degree and certificate programs, professional development such as the Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers (SFW) and in assisting community organizations by our Network of Evaluation Services and Training (NEST) program.

Founded in 1884, Temple University is a comprehensive public research university based in Philadelphia with a branch campus in Harrisburg. Temple University is the 28th largest university in the United States and the sixth largest provider of professional education in the country.

The mission of Temple University Harrisburg (TUH) is to serve as the leading graduate study and professional development center in the areas of social work, public education, public policy and public service in central Pennsylvania.

Temple University has been offering academic classes and programs in Harrisburg since the 1950s. Temple University Harrisburg was created in 1987 when Temple opened its own facility in downtown Harrisburg. Since July 2000 TUH has been in the current location at Strawberry Square. The Temple University Harrisburg Strawberry Square facility is 35,650 square feet located across from the capitol in an office/shopping complex.

The campus location in the capital region allows the opportunity to share Temple’s commitment to social justice, innovative research and community service with legislative, governmental decision makers and the public. TUH strives to support the university’s role in the public discourse on social and policy issues through the provision of excellent graduate programs, professional development opportunities, public policy discussion and innovative research.

Please explore the opportunities that Temple Harrisburg can provide you in your personal and professional development.