School of Information Sciences - Telecommunications and Networking Program


How do I apply to the MST Program?

All applications are available on-line at ApplyYourself

What are the admission requirements for the MST Program?

Applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

Prerequisites for admission to the MST program include mastery of computer programming in at least one scientific programming language, probability (a three-credit course), and calculus (a three-credit course).  You must have acceptable scores on the GRE and the TOEFL (if an international student).  For more information, visit our admissions page.

What are the costs and tuition rates for the degree programs?

For the latest tuition and fee rates, please check here.

What types of financial aid are available for MST students?

The Telecommunications and Networking Program has a limited amount of financial aid available, on a competitive basis, for students entering or continuing in its programs and who meet the academic requirements for admission.  For more information, visit our Financial Assistance page.

How do I apply to the Tele PhD Program?

All applications are available online at ApplyYourself

What are the requirements for admission to the PhD Program?

A master’s degree from an accredited university, a recognized international program, or the equivalent. Students must submit official transcripts as evidence.

Attainment in graduate work of a minimum grade point average of 3.3 (on a scale with A having a value of 4 points per credit). An international student’s grade point average will be calculated on the basis of equivalency from universities that use a different scale.

Submission of scores from a predictor test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or equivalent examination. Scores on all three sections (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) of the GRE must be submitted.

At least three references from persons in the professional and academic communities.

An essay (not exceeding 1,000 words) indicating, as specifically as possible, the student’s academic and professional goals in relation to the Telecommunications doctoral program and identifying potential areas and/or topics in which the student expects to pursue dissertation research.

Evidence of academic completion of courses in two different scientific computer programming languages; an introductory class in probability and statistics; a class in differential and integral calculus.

How do I choose my advisor for the PhD Program?

An advisor will be assigned to the student upon entering the program, but students are free to select a different advisor for subsequent advising and registration as their interests become more focused. The PhD student should seek a faculty program advisor who is knowledgeable in the student’s major area of study. The advisor must be a member of the graduate faculty.

What kind of jobs can I get with the MST degree?

Our degree program prepares you for positions such as research and development engineers, network engineers, network analysts, communications analysts, network administrators, telecommunications analysts, and systems engineers. 

What kind of jobs can I get with the PhD?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Telecommunications and Networking prepares students for independently engaging in advanced research, leading to research laboratory or teaching positions.

Will I get to participate in research projects?

Both Master’s students and PhD candidates can—and do—participate in research projects. The Telecommunications faculty has numerous projects underway, including several which have received federal funding.  

Success Stories

Recent graduates of the MST program have found successful careers at Cisco Systems Inc, US Steel Corporation, ECI Telecom, and Union Switch and Signal.