Information Science & Technology, B.S./M.S.

The five-Year Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology and Master of Science in Information Science and Technology is a combined program within the College of Science and Technology. High achieving IST majors with at least 5 semesters at Temple are qualified to apply to the Five Year Master's Program.    

  • Students may apply to the Five Year Program after completing a progress review in CST advising, meeting with the Faculty advisor, and registering for their sixth term. These must be completed before the Spring of their Junior year. They are admitted before their Senior year. In addition to having a GPA of 3.5 or higher, students must be able to complete at least 99 credits (including CIS 2033 Computational Probability and Statistics, CIS 3329 Network Architectures, and CIS 3342 Networked Application Systems) before the start of their Senior year. 
  • During their Senior year, students take 24 credits, 9 credits of which are graduate. These 9 graduate credits count three ways: (a) as general undergraduate credit, (b) as upper level undergraduate CS elective credit, (c) as graduate credit.
  • After their Senior year, students receive their undergraduate degree, then are formally admitted to the graduate program (with 9 graduate credits already completed).
  • During their fifth year, students take an additional 21 graduate credits and graduate with a Master's degree.

Interested students should contact their advisor for details. For more information, see the following program pages: Information Science & Technology B.S. and Information Science & Technology M.S. and the CIS Department's Graduate Page.

Undergraduate Contact Information:

Dr. Slobodan Vucetic, Chair
Science Education and Research Center, Room 304
215-204-8450

Dr. Gene Kwatny, Vice Chair
Science Education and Research Center, Room 304
215-204-8450

Ms. Wendy Urban, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor
Science Education and Research Center, Room 353
215-204-5236
wendy.urban@temple.edu

Graduate Contact Information:

Dr. Yuan Shi, Graduate Program Chair
Science Education and Research Center, Room 348
215-204-5203
shi@temple.edu