Master of Science in Networking and Systems Administration
This master of science program is designed to provide both the knowledge and the technical skills needed to successfully compete in this environment. It is uniquely focused to address current issues in networking and systems administration, through investigation of both the theoretical and the practical aspects of this continually evolving field. Thus it examines the organizational and the technological issues involved in enterprise scale networking including emerging network technologies, network processing, high-performance computing, network programming, and security. The program is intended to prepare graduates to assume leadership positions in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations dealing with evolving networking solutions or to continue their education through the pursuit of advanced degrees.
Applicants should have a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B). Applicants must submit two professional recommendations.
Applicants from foreign universities must submit Graduate Record Examination scores. The GRE score also is recommended for those whose undergraduate grade point average is less than 3.0. Visa forms cannot be issued by RIT for part-time or distance education.
Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination; a minimum score of 570 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based), or 88 (Internet-based) is required. Applicants with a lower TOEFL score may be admitted conditionally and may be required to complete a prescribed program in English, along with a reduced program course load.
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Last updated April 25, 2018