Graduate Certificate: Information Science and Technology


Learn more about the graduate certificate in Information Science and Technology.

About the Certificate

The graduate certificate in Information Science and Technology is designed to meet the professional needs of individuals in the workforce who require advanced training and advanced competencies in computer science. Students who complete the certificate program have the option of enrolling in the MS program in Information Science and Technology and having their coursework in which they earned a grade of "B" or higher count toward the master's degree.

Campus Location: Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate can be completed on a part-time basis. NOTE: International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. Please contact the graduate administrative coordinator for more information.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Students can take up to 9 credits on a non-matriculated basis. When they complete 9 credits, they must declare their intention to complete the graduate certificate in Information Science and Technology by completing and submitting the “Non-Degree Seeking Student Request to Exceed 9 Credits of Graduate Coursework for Certificate Program," found in TUportal under the Tools tab within “University Forms.”

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12

Required Courses:

Select four from the following:12
Database Design & Programming
Data Structures and Objects
Operating Systems and Architecture
Computer Systems Security and Privacy
Knowledge Management
Seminar in Information Science and Technology
Software Quality Assurance and Testing
Software Project Management
Advanced Database Management Systems
Usability Engineering
Network Technologies
Software Engineering
Advanced Seminar in Information Science and Technology
Topics in Computer Science
Total Credit Hours12

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences

313 Science and Education Research Center

1925 N. 12th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122-1801


Submission Address for Application Materials:

Department Contacts:


Graduate Administrative Coordinator


Graduate Advisor:

Dominique M. Kliger, PhD


Graduate Chairperson:

Yu Wang, PhD


Department Chairperson:

Jamie Payton, DSc