Online MS in Information Science and Technology


We all know tech skills are what make up today's best jobs. Our online M.S. in Information Science and Technology will help you bridge that gap between you and your career goals. Learn tech and information science skills to add to your industry-specific experience, take on a new leadership role at your present employer or switch gears to a computer science-focused position in a new career. 

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Open to everyone

All you need is an undergraduate degree. We welcome students from all backgrounds, including biology, chemistry, engineering, business, social sciences and art. No experience is required. 

Flexible to your schedule

Finish your degree your way. We provide an introductory mini course and the ability to take classes on-campus as well. A certificate option is also available. 

Together and connected

With a curriculum that is highly collaborative and interactive, you’ll feel connected to our supportive staff and experienced faculty and fellow classmates.

Start right away

Our application process is easy. With rolling admissions and no required prerequisites, the path to new career possibilities starts whenever you’re ready.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system.
  2. A GRE is not required.
  3. For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic Exam is required.  The minimum TOEFL/IELTS standard as set by the Graduate School of 79 for the TOEFL and 6.5 for the IELTS is strictly enforced in the admissions process.  International applicants that have either completed an undergraduate or graduate program in the United States or that has obtained a degree from an institution where the instruction was conducted in English will be applicable for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver once all transcripts have been received, reviewed and approved by the Graduate School. 

Application Deadlines

  Early Decision Application Closes
Fall 2019 June 1 August 16
Spring 2020 October 15 November 1


Core Courses
Course Number Course Title Faculty
CIS 5002 Database Design & Programming Nancy Polychronopoulou
CIS 5015 Scripting for Science and Business Justin Shi
CIS 5016 Data Structure and Objects Andrew Rosen
CIS 5017 Operating Systems and Architecture Sarah Lehman
CIS 5107 Computer Systems and Privacy Grace Giraldo
Elective Courses
CIS 4615 Ethical Hacking and Intrusion Forensics Vana Khurana
CIS 5208 Knowledge Management Leigh Flagg
CIS 5274 Software Quality Assurance and Testing Robert Spielberger
CIS 5275 Software Project Managament Nicole Westrick
CIS 5303 Usability Engineering Leigh Flagg
CIS 5304 Network Technologies Leigh Flagg
CIS 5306 Software Engineering Dominic Letarte
CIS 5410 Advanced Seminar in Information Technology Dominic Letarte
CIS 5590 Topics in Computer Science Karl Morris
CIS 9991 Master's Research Projects TBA


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Job Prospects

Temple alumni work at companies such as Amazon, Facebook, GE, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Oracle. This degree program will expose you to career opportunities such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Manager
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Cyber Security Professional


Dominique Kliger, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Online Programs

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