Master of Science in Telecommunication
Metropolitan College’s Master of Science (MS) in Telecommunication integrates knowledge of the computer science, engineering, managerial, and legal aspects of telecommunication. The program is designed to provide the knowledge and critical skills essential for success in this rapidly expanding field.
Program participants gain the following advantages:
- a solid knowledge of the basic technologies, systems, and services
- the ability to compare telecommunication products and services
- the ability to manage complex telecommunication projects
Boston-Charles River Campus
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- MET CS 201 Introduction to Programming
- MET CS 231 Programming with C++ or MET CS 232 Programming with Java
- MET CS 472 Computer Architecture
- MET CS 546 Quantitative Methods for Information Systems
- Prerequisite courses or evidence of proficiency in the prerequisite areas must accompany the application to the program.
- If college-level credit courses are not in evidence, the department will determine what prerequisite courses must be completed in addition to the graduate degree requirements.
- Students are advised to discuss their background in this area with the graduate student advisor in order to determine the best sequence of courses.
- View admissions requirements here
- Students are required to finish the core curriculum and either a concentration or four no concentration electives.
- A minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate program is a C (2.0) but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and satisfy the degree requirements.
- MET CS 535 Computer Networks
- MET CS 575 Operating Systems
- MET CS 635 Network Design and Implementation
- MET CS 685 Network Design and Management
- MET CS 690 Network Security
- MET CS 775 Advanced Networking
- Core course waivers for undergraduate & work related experience. Students who have completed courses as part of their undergraduate degree program or have work related experience on core curriculum subjects may request permission from the Department to replace the corresponding core courses with graduate level telecommunication electives. If a waiver is granted, it is recommended that each replacement course be in the same technical area.
The Concentration in Security provides in-depth knowledge of emerging security threats and solutions to prepare technical leaders to identify, develop, and implement highly secure networks that support organizational goals.
And two courses selected from the following:
MET CS 674 Database Security
MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures
MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations
MET CS 694 Mobile Forensics
MET CS 695 Enterprise Information Security
MET CS 713 Advanced Digital Forensics
MET CS 799 Advanced Cryptography
No Concentration Electives (Four courses/16 credits)
Students who are not pursuing a concentration must select four general electives. Students should make sure that they have all prerequisites required by the selected course. At least three courses must be at the 600-level or above:
- MET CS 599 Biometrics
- MET CS 601 Web Application Development
- MET CS 632 IT Project Management
- MET CS 633 Software Quality, Testing and Security Management
- MET CS 664 Artificial Intelligence
- MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures
- MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations
- MET CS 694 Mobile Forensics
- MET CS 695 Enterprise Information Security
- MET CS 699 Data Mining
- MET CS 701 Rich Internet Application Development
- MET CS 703 Network Forensics
- MET CS 713 Advanced Digital Forensics
- MET CS 783 Enterprise Architecture
- MET CS 789 Cryptography
- MET CS 795/796 Directed Study
- MET CS 799 Advanced Cryptography
Master Thesis Option (8 credits)
The thesis option is to be completed within twelve months. This option is available to Master of Science in Telecommunication candidates who have completed at least seven courses toward their degree and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Students are responsible for finding a thesis advisor and a principal reader within the department. The advisor must be a full-time faculty member; the principal reader may be part-time faculty with a PhD (unless waived by the department).
Appreciating the converging nature of management skills and technology, the Computer Science Department has a special relationship with Metropolitan College’s Administrative Sciences and Actuarial Science Departments. Students in either program are able to use 8 credits from one degree toward a second degree, thereby reducing their work on the second degree by two courses. Students must be accepted independently by both departments, but they may request that application materials such as references and transcripts be forwarded from the first program to the second.