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The innovative, interdisciplinary MS in Telecommunications Program provides a blend of cutting-edge network engineering-oriented courses in cloud, wireless, fiber optics, networks, computers, and Internet protocols. The program is designed for students who wish to enter the field of network engineering or are working in the field and want to advance their knowledge of networks. It concentrates in practical applications of network engineering rather than on a theoretical approach. It focuses on the engineering and IT aspects of networking.

The program curriculum consists of seven course classes including the capstone class.  Concentrations in Network Technologies as well as Network Forensics and Security are offered.

Additional Information
Applicants for the graduate program in Telecommunications must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or the equivalent from an international university. The undergraduate degree does not have to be Engineering or other technical discipline; students with undergraduate degrees in areas as diverse as biology, history, or psychology have successfully completed the MS in Telecommunications.

Students should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Occasionally, slights concessions are made with respect to the GPA if the applicant can present mitigating factors, such as relevant work experience in the field. Such factors must indicate that the applicant is very likely to succeed in our graduate program.

Application Process
Applications for admission to the Telecommunications graduate program must include the following supporting documents.

Transcripts: All applicants must submit official copies of their transcripts. You must arrange for the universities your attended previously to send those transcripts directly to George Mason University. The transcripts must show that you hold a bachelor’s degree and are eligible for graduate admission. You should also include transcripts that show any other relevant course work.

Goal Statement: Write a brief essay, approximately one page long that describes your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree in Telecommunications and why you feel that you are qualified to undertake graduate studies in network engineering. Use the goal statement to promote your cause if you feel that your application may have a weakness in another area.

Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required for degree-seeking students. Such letters should reflect on your aptitude for advanced studies in network engineering and should be written by a professor or a ranking official at your current or former workplace. A strong letter of recommendation carries significant weight in the admission process.

Current Resume: Provide a current resume that highlights your qualifications and experience. Like the goal statement, it is an opportunity to demonstrate that you are likely to succeed in our program.

The MS in Telecommunications program does not require a GRE. However, a strong GRE score, particularly in the quantitative section, is considered very positively.

The MS TCOM program has a rolling admission policy. The exact deadlines are published by the admissions office.