Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Cyber Defense and Information Assurance Certificate

12 months
1628 USD/credit 19536 USD/year
1628 USD/credit 19536 USD/year
1252 USD/credit 15024 USD/year
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Gain practical training in cyber defense with the Graduate Cyber Defense and Information Assurance Certificate in Temple University’s College of Science and Technology. 


This 12-credit Cyber Defense and Information Assurance Certificate, interdisciplinary certificate program from Temple University is designed for current working technical professionals at any level of their career seeking the necessary skills to protect businesses, organizations and governments from ever-increasing cyber threats. 

The curriculum focuses on network security and digital forensics and aims to bridge the gap between cybersecurity technology and cybersecurity policies. You’ll develop expertise across different academic disciplines, including business, computer and information sciences, electrical and computer engineering, and law. Construct and maintain cybersecurity frameworks focused on preventive, detective and corrective security mechanisms.

Future Career

Graduates of the program can 

  • apply security forensics principles and practices to applications and networks;
  • comply with industry standards;
  • document findings and make recommendations on applications and systems security; and
  • identify network and application vulnerabilities.

In addition to the substantial use of technology in the program, you’ll also study compliance, ethics, policy and regulation for a comprehensive understanding of this rapidly growing field. 

In our digital world, the number of cyber threats on our computer systems and information privacy increases. Through the Cyber Defense and Information Assurance Graduate Certificate program, you’ll prepare to design and maintain systems that safeguard against accidental or malicious modification, destruction or disclosure.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Comp-Based Appl Prog
  • Database Design & Programming
  •  Networking & Operating Systems
  • Programming and Data Structure
  • System Software and Operating Systems
  • Discrete Structure of Computer Science
  •  Scripting for Sciences and Business
  • Data Structures and Objects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Recommendations
  • Goals Statement: your statement should be 500 to 1,000 words in length. Include your specific interest in Temple’s program as well as your research and future career goals, and your previous academic and research achievements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1628 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1628 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15024 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1252 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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