The Master of Science in Telecommunication Networks degree is designed for professionals currently in the dynamic, exciting, and thriving telecommunications industry who either wish to enhance their technical skills and credentials or who wish to make a transition to the business side of telecommunications.
You are pursuing a career in telecommunications, and now your big challenge is mapping out a professional direction. The Telecommunication Networks program can help you meet the challenge. The program is designed to help current and future telecom and networking professionals enhance their skills and credentials, deepen their telecommunications knowledge base, and/or extend their professional expertise to business management or marketing. One of only a very few programs nationwide to take a truly multidisciplinary approach to telecommunications and networking, this program combines resources from graduate programs in the College of Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Business Administration. For students in the early stages of their telecom and networking career, Northeastern University’s renowned graduate co-op program allows students to work for six to eight months in the telecom industry as part of their program of study.
- This program meets F-1 international student status requirements
- Can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate
- The graduate co-op program allows students to work for 6-8 months in the telecom industry
- Multi-disciplinary program allows students to pursue elective courses in Engineering, Computer & Information Sciences, and Business Administration
- Completed online application form
- $75 application fee
- Two letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
- Official GRE scores
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants
- Undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, or computer science
Applications received after the stated deadline dates will be accepted and processed when complete as quickly as possible; however it may not be possible to have a decision rendered in time for the applicant to begin taking classes for the desired term if admitted.
Applications submitted by the referenced dates will receive full consideration for the referenced term. Applications received after the above referenced dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
|Funding/Early Action Deadline for domestic and international applicants:||January 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (outside the U.S.):||May 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (inside the U.S.):||July 1|
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||August 1|
|Deadline for regional campus applicants:||August 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (outside the U.S.):||September 15|
|Deadline for International applicants (inside the U.S.):||November 1|
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||November 15|
|Deadline for regional campus applicants:||December 15|
Students may not register for more than 10 semester hours in the fall and spring terms and 4 semester hours in each of the three summer terms. Any exceptions must be approved by the program director.
Complete a minimum of 16 semester hours from the course lists below. At least one elective course must be taken from the technical course list.
Business Course List
Technical Course List
The College of Engineering Graduate Cooperative Education Program (co-op) is one option for experiential learning and is available on a competitive basis to selected students. Cooperative Education at the graduate level is not just a way to gain real-world experience. It allows you to challenge, network, expand, and fine-tune your knowledge within your respective industry. The goals of cooperative education are to:
- Apply knowledge and skills in new, authentic contexts.
- Develop new knowledge and skills.
- Integrate and use the deepened knowledge and skills in your academic programs.
- Reflect on and articulate how you used your knowledge and skills, how you gained new knowledge and skills, and how “theory and practice” work together.
The Graduate School of Engineering placed over 200 students with some of the most sought-after technical skills in positions nationally during the 2015 academic year. Our team prepares you for cooperative education experience through resume building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- GE Aviation
- CDM Smith
- Bose Corporation
What They Do
- Business Development
- Program and Project Management
What They're Skilled At
- Project Management
Learn more about Northeastern Alumni on Linkedin.