George Mason University

Volgenau School of Engineering

Telecommunications (MS)


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Telecommunications (MS)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Telecommunications at George Mason University provides a technically rigorous, interdisciplinary blend of graduate level courses in communications systems and networks, combined with courses on telecommunications policy, law, and business. The degree program aims to empower both recent graduates and more experienced technical professionals with the knowledge and tools to succeed in this exciting and fast moving field. The program is designed from the ground up to be accessible for motivated students from diverse backgrounds. In contrast to traditional engineering program, the MS in Telecommunications deemphasizes quantitative treatment of communication systems. Instead, emphasis is placed on mastering the complexity of systems that are deployed on massive scales and constantly evolving.
 To this end, the program combines rigorous technical courses focusing on Internet protocols, wireless system, and network security with instruction in systems engineering and management as well as policy and legal aspects of telecommunications. As a result, our graduates understand the details of the technology that drives our communications systems and are able to place that technology in a broader context.


Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

nternational applicants must submit the same documents as domestic students and, in addition, they must submit: * International Transcript Evaluation: Transcripts from foreign universities must be translated and evaluated. The university has published guidelines for international transcript submission that you should review carefully. * TOEFL: Required for all students who have not earned at least a Bachelors’ Degree in the: US, Australia, Canada (on an institution-by-institution basis), New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. Minimum scores are: 575 on the paper-based exam, 230 on the computer-based exam (CBT), and 20 in each section with a minimum total of 88 on the internet-based exam (IBT).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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