The MS in Telecommunications is designed to accommodate those individuals with an appropriate baccalaureate degree who seek graduate level education in Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT). The curriculum investigates critical areas of advanced data communications and telecommunications network technologies including both technical and management perspectives. Technical coursework includes advanced study of LAN, MAN and WAN networks, internetworking, wireless cellular networks, wireless LANs, technologies enabling convergence of voice and data, and high capacity core networks. Common themes through these studies include information assurance and network design and simulation. The MS Telecommunications program is designed to meet the needs of students seeking quality education and preparation for career advancement in this dynamic one-trillion-dollar-per-year global industry. The MS program accommodates both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program within an 18 month period. Part-time completion will vary based on total number of credits taken each term. This dynamic field offeres a wide variety of career opportunities in the Information Technology (IT) industry. The subfield of Information Assurance is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after specialties in the information sciences. Our graduates go on to rewarding careers in the field with titles such as Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Optical Network Engineer, Software Engineer, NOC Technician, Systems Engineer, Infrastructure engineer, and Technical Consultant. Some of the companies that recent graduates have joined include AT&T, Aruba Networks, BT Global Services, Buffalo Niagara, Cisco, Cloud Solutions, Omnicell, Comcast, DatacomSystems, Harris Corporation, iBasis, IBM, Microsoft, mindShiftTechnologies, Northland Communications, Northrop Grumman, Scivantage, T-Mobile, Nokia Siemens, United Technologies, Vonage, and ZTE. Established by the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 14, 1966, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome (SUNYIT) is New York's public institute of technology. SUNYIT students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology and professional studies on the SUNYIT campus - a high-tech learning environment on hundredes of acres minutes from the NYS Thruway, Exit 31, Utica. Our students come from all over New York, many other states, and more than 20 other nations; a growing number of students also take SUNYIT courses and, in some cases, entire degree programs online. As part of a substantial expansion in campus infrastructure, a $13 million student center , a $29 million field house and a $23.5 million residence hall were completed in 2011. the next major construction project planned is a technology complex comprising the $27.5 million Center for Advanced Technology and Computer Chip Commercial Center. Through internships and close cooperation with employers, SUNYIT has extraordinarily high placement rates. More than 22,000 alumni pursue successful careers in communication, computer science, management, nursing and many other fields.
SUNYIT is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools.
International Student Requirements:
To be considered for admission, all applicants to the MS Telecommunications program must possess a baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in telecommunications, engineering, engineering technology, computer science, photonics, business or a related area from an accredited college or university. Applicants must generally have an average of B or better (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale). A GRE General Test score of at least 1100 over the quantitative and verbal reasoning portions of the exam is required for consideration. International students requiring the TOEFL or IELTS must score at least 680 on the quantitative portion of the GRE. The minimum required TOEFl score is 79 on the internet based exam.