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Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
Develop the skills to identify, assess and control cyber security risks with the Master of Science in Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security in the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Overview

Program Overview

Promote information system security and regulation compliance within organizations, and mitigate risks of breaches to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of organizational information. Prepare to play an indispensable role within:

  • accounting and consulting firms,
  • banks and financial companies,
  • computer software and hardware companies,
  • government agencies,
  • information and data service providers, and
  • other organizations within the critical infrastructure sectors.

The Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security master’s degree program at Temple University provides hands-on coursework delivered by a faculty of industry-level experts. A comprehensive curriculum teaches you to assess and design internal processes that foster information assurance. Learn to assess and assure information system security to position your company to prosper in the global economy, and gain the skills to implement cyber security safeguards that protect your company against threats.

Career opportunities in the fields of information technology auditing and cyber security are rapidly growing, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 28 percent increase in related jobs by 2026, amounting to roughly 28,500 new jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • IT Governance
  • Protection of Information Assets
  • Security Architecture
  • Business Skills for ITACS Professionals (2 terms)
  • IT Audit Process

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The MS ITACS program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The MS ITACS program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • GRE/GMAT: Required. Scores for the GRE typically fall within the following percentile ranges: 50 to 99 Verbal; 80 to 99 Quantitative.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test (GMAT, GRE)
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1114 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1114 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    1114 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1114 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
  • In-State

    1114 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1114 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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