Master of Science in Telecommunications
The Master of Science program in Telecommunications is designed to accommodate those individuals with an appropriate baccalaureate degree who seek graduate level education in Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT). This dynamic field offers a wide variety of career opportunities, and the subfield of Information Assurance is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after specialties in the information sciences.
The MS program in Telecommunications requires 33 credit hours of graduate coursework in telecommunications, business and computer information systems in combination with one of the following: thesis research or a project. Courses and advisement are conveniently offered so that both full and part-time students can complete the degree in reasonable time.
The curriculum investigates critical areas of advanced data communications and telecommunications network technologies, including both technical and management perspectives. Technical coursework options include advanced study of LAN, MAN and WAN networks, internetworking, wireless cellular networks, wireless LANs, technologies enabling convergence of voice and data, and high capacity core networks. Common themes through these studies include information assurance and network design and simulation. Management coursework options include project management, strategic business management, security policy, and international telecommunications policy and trade issues.
The MS in Telecommunications program is designed to meet the needs of part- and full-time students seeking quality education and preparation for career advancement in this dynamic one-trillion-dollar-per-year global industry. Financial aid may be available for academically qualified students.
A baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in telecommunications, engineering, engineering technology, computer science, photonics, business or a related area from an accredited college or university is required.
Applicants with deficiencies in mathematics, computer science/information systems, business or telecommunications may be required to take appropriate prerequisite coursework.
Applicants must submit Graduate Record Exam test scores taken within the past five years.
Additional Admissions Criteria
1. Evidence of personal and professional qualifications via three professional references.
2. A narrative statement by the applicant describing his/her professional objectives for graduate study. Applicants must have maintained an average of B or better for the last thirty credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree or graduate coursework (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale). If undergraduate GPA is between 2.8 and 3.0, applicants may be considered if they can demonstrate graduate potential via other means. Applicants possessing undergraduate GPAs below 2.8 may be considered for discretionary admission after completion of non-degree coursework as required by the Department of Telecommunications.
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