Earn a BS in Computer Science from Eastern University, then study one more year to earn a Professional Science Master (PSM) in Cyber Defense and Information Assurance from Temple University. In today’s virtual world, global demand for information security is higher than ever.
- Rigorous training in computer science within a Christian liberal arts institution committed to social justice
- Options to double major in data science or minor in criminal justice
- Option to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- Specialize in the most useful skills needed to assess and manage the protection of cyber systems. Includes core studies in security and privacy; digital forensics; and ethical hacking
- Free summer online courses toward your undergraduate degree through Eastern’s FastPass Program to balance your workload
How it Works
- Eastern University students admitted to this fast track program undertake graduate work at Temple University beginning in their junior year at Eastern – one evening course per semester. After graduating from Eastern, students continue in the Temple graduate program full-time for a fifth year to complete the graduate master’s degree in CyberDIA. Entrance is guaranteed and no GRE exam is required.
- Travel easily between Eastern and Temple when needed using the convenient train line.
- First graduate course in the Fall of your junior year – “Operating Systems and Architecture” – introduces you to advanced skills in the field. You can decide then if you want to continue to specialize in cyber defense in this track or if you want to move in a different direction with your computer science degree program at Eastern.
- Cost of the first year of graduate studies during the accelerated program is less than that of a non-accelerated master’s track and is fixed during your undergraduate studies.
- No commitment -- you can opt out of the accelerated track at any time.
Masters-level CyberDIA computer scientists serve as leaders in professional organizations and consulting firms. With the advanced background in the security of systems and data, graduates will be equipped to work on new issues to assure protection of information in a variety of sectors.