Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering


The MS in Telecommunications Engineering program prepares students for leadership roles in research, development and design positions that require the use of skillful and imaginative solutions to engineering problems. Students who have earned a BS degree may apply to the MS in Telecommunications Engineering program. The TE curriculum calls for a balanced knowledge in software and hardware of telecommunications, network theory and technology.

Courses and research are offered in a variety of subfields of telecommunications engineering, including: fault-tolerant computing, digital signal processing, digital communications, modulation and coding, electromagnetic-wave propagation, fiber and integrated optics, lasers, wireless communications, mobile IP, wireless multimedia, DWDM networks, QoS assurance protocols, network design and optimization, telecommunications software, performance of systems, ad-hoc and PCS wireless networks, network security and high speed protocols.

The university maintains a large network of computer facilities, including PCs, Unix work stations and specialized computers for research within the program and faculty laboratories. The Jonsson School has developed a state-of-the-art information infrastructure consisting of a wireless network in all buildings and an extensive fiber-optic Ethernet.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: Telecommunications Software Engineer; Software Test Engineer and Telecommunications Network Engineer for public and private sectors. TE graduates find employment in local, national and international enterprises.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: An undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program.

GPA: A grade point average (GPA) in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

Test score required: Yes

GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.

Letters of recommendation: Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing a program of study leading to the master's degree.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Applicants must submit an essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.