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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

Prerequisites | Core Curriculum | Concentrations | Dual Degree Option | Boston Course Schedule

Program Location

Boston-Charles River Campus

Prerequisites

  • 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

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Degree Requirements

  • 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.

Core Curriculum (Six required courses/24 credits)

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Security Concentration (Four courses/16 credits)

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.

Requirements
MET CS 703 Network Forensics
MET CS 789 Cryptography

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

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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:

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Master Thesis Option (8 credits)

MET CS 810/811

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).

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Dual Degree Option

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.

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