College of Engineering and Technology
Master of Science in Network Technology
The Masters in Network Technology (MSNT) degree focuses on technology management, application to practice, and creative problem solving in technology driven industry and business. The program is shaped around the following program objectives.
The Master of Science in Network Technology is a part of a nationally recognized set of programs designated as Professional Science Master's (PSM) programs. The PSM program's innovative approach encourages graduate students to pursue advanced training while simultaneously developing workplace skills that are highly valued by employers today. Graduate students who complete the practicum option for degree completion will have the opportunity to incorporate industry-relevant, problem-solving activities into their studies alongside mentors in the field. In addition to receiving a Master of Science degree in Network Technology, graduate students completing the practicum option will also receive a Professional Science Master's designation on their transcripts
The master of science in network technology is designed to serve the needs of students who possess baccalaureate degrees in networking technology-oriented disciplines. Students take a common set of courses and select one of four concentrations: computer networking management, digital communications technology, information security, or web technologies. The program emphasizes advanced applications in computer networking such as network infrastructure management, networked systems design, network security, and technical problem solving in technology-driven organizations.
The program requires a minimum of 30 s.h. as follows:
Courses in this concentration emphasize advanced technologies used in the design, implementation, administration, monitoring, optimization, and maintenance of data communication and computer networking systems in industry.
Courses in this concentration emphasize a broad understanding of communication theory and practice in the transmission of digital data, including signal generation, conditioning, transmission, error detection and correction, and the underlying technologies used to retrieve, process, store, and analyze data in organizations.
Courses in this concentration prepare students to design, deploy, manage, and apply techniques of securing and protecting the integrity and availability of information systems and communication networks in governmental, private, and non-profit organizations.
Courses in this concentration prepare students to design, analyze, configure, implement, and operate web services, computer networks, multimedia objects, data storage systems, and interactive web components for governmental, private, and non-profit organizations.
The student writes a thesis and presents a seminar based on the thesis research. The thesis proposal and the subsequent thesis must be approved by the student’s advisor and the committee composed of three technology systems faculty members.
The student writes a practicum report and presents a seminar based on the report. The practicum project proposal and the subsequent report must be approved by the student’s advisor and the committee composed of three technology systems faculty members.
The student’s advisor, the graduate program director, and the chair must approve two electives and student’s course of study.
The Master of Science in Network Technology (MSNT) degree is designed to serve the needs of students who possess a baccalaureate degree in industrial technology, technology management, applied engineering, engineering technology and other similar technology oriented disciplines.
Admission into the Master of Science in Network Technology (MSNT) is accepted for the fall semester, spring semester, and the 11-week summer session.
Application Materials needed for the application includes:
Admission information for International students
Interested applicants should forward a resume and unofficial transcripts, if available, to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration prior to submitting an application.
*GRE Waiver – Students applying may request consideration to have the GRE requirement waived based on one of the following considerations:
The Department of Technology Systems provides a wide variety of graduate programs in industry and technology fields. Graduate degrees and certificates are provided online and in traditional formats. Most degrees can be completed in two years.
Students who are enrolled in a graduate program at the Department of Technology Systems are recommended to have access to a computer that meets the minimum specifications that are described under the category "Graphic Design PC with OpenGL". The details of the technical requirements can be found in ECU's Computer Purchase section at ECU's Student Stores Ace Initiative web page. Graduate students should read the guide carefully and make sure that their computers comply with the criteria designated under "Graphic Design PC with OpenGL".
Students who are pursuing the thesis track option or conducting practicum projects should consult with their academic advisor to determine the optimum system configuration.