Master Science in Telecommunications Engineering

The Department offers a Master of Science degree in telecommunications engineering.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in telecommunications engineering, which is offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is designed to help students understand and apply the fundamentals of telecommunications engineering, including topics such as computer networking, network architectures and protocols, and telecommunications security. In addition, students have the option to take courses on optical networking, wireless networking, and big data and cloud computing.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Master's Program Degree Requirements

The general program requirements for Master of Science degrees in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are listed in the Graduate Programs Bulletin.

Further information about Master of Science degree programs in computer engineering, and electrical engineering are available on the Master's Degree Requirements page.

Credit Hour Requirements

All students must complete 30 credit hours.

Course Requirements

Students must independently satisfy the course requirements by taking at least eight of the following courses (* denotes required courses). These requirements are in addition to the general Master's Degree Requirements.


  • ECE 6035 Introduction to Computer Networks
  • ECE 6550 Network Architectures and Protocols
  • ECE 6565 Telecommunications Security
  • ECE 6575 Optical Communication Networks
  • ECE 6580 Wireless Networks

Two of the following:

  • ECE 6005 Microcomputer Systems Architecture
  • ECE 6015 Stochastic Processes in Engineering
  • ECE 6130 Big Data and Cloud Computing
  • ECE 6560 Network Performance Analysis
  • ECE 6570 Telecommunications Security Protocols


  • 9 credits of electives

There are no core courses for the Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering. This applies to students entering the program in January 2012 or after.

Admissions Requirements (M.S.)

Please follow the admissions requirements outlined by the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services.

View M.S. Admissions Requirements