The Master of Science in Telecommunication Systems Management 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 Systems Management 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.
- 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
Fall Semester Entry:
Deadline for International Applicants: April 15
Deadline for Domestic Applicants: August 1
Deadline for Regional Applicants: August 15
Spring Semester Entry:
Deadline for International Applicants: September 15
Deadline for Domestic Applicants: November 15
Deadline for Regional Applicants: December 15
- 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
A grade of B- or higher is required in all core courses.
Take the following together:
Choose one from the following:
Complete a minimum of 16 semester hours from the course lists below.
A grade of C or higher is required in each course.
At least one course must be taken from the business course list and at least one course from the technical course list.
Business Course List
Technical Course List
Students completing this option receive a Graduate Certificate in addition to the master's degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding the certificate options.
Required Course Work
Complete 16 semester hours of graduate certificate course work
Complete a minimum of 4 semester hours from the technical course list below.
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 for students to gain real world experience, but is a way to challenge, network, expand and fine-tune their knowledge within their 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. We have a team that prepares students 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 230,000 alumni and 3,000 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
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