Master of Science in Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security

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. 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.

This master’s degree program 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 32 percent increase in related jobs by 2028, amounting to roughly 35,500 new jobs.

Path to Professional Certification

The Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security MS supports career development by including a capstone course that prepares students for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) one of the following professional certification exams.

  • The CISA certification demonstrates experience among information systems control, assurance and security professionals.
  • The CISSP certification demonstrates competency around identifying, analyzing and addressing cyber security risks.


Students are admitted to one of two areas of specialization. Each concentration amounts to 30 credits, including four common core courses, two electives and a capstone. Qualified students with the necessary prerequisites may take courses from both concentrations, which are as follows.

  • Cybersecurity

    Learn to identify, analyze and address risks; detect intrusions; harden information systems and networks to protect data confidentiality and integrity; maintain IT availability; and mitigate losses. Prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification exams. 

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  • Information Technology Auditing

    Learn to identify, analyze and address risks; assess information system security controls; and ensure alignment with strategic organizational goals and regulatory requirements. Gain expertise and skills while learning the tools and procedures for conducting external and internal IT auditing processes. 

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Janet Mai

Senior Consultant, Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte

"As soon as I was in my first class, I felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be."

Classes & Curriculum

This 30-credit master’s program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis, with multiple entry points offered during the academic year. The program is offered in-person on Temple University’s Main Campus as well as online.  Its location in Philadelphia provides students with access to the benefits of city life and connections to leading organizations. 

The common core requirements comprise the following four courses.

  • Business Skills for ITACS Professionals
  • IT Governance
  • Protection of Information Assets
  • Security Architecture

Other courses vary based on your chosen concentration. Learn more about courses for each concentration of the Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security MS.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,165.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,165.00 per credit

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