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Industry-Leading Faculty

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Online students experience a curriculum designed by a distinguished faculty and highly experienced practitioners, and weekly sync sessions offer students the chance to gain valuable face time with their professors.

Diverse Coursework

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Our coursework includes engaging video lectures, quizzes, case studies and more — accessible anytime, anywhere.

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Students can access online resources — such as notes, course schedules, and even lectures — from anywhere with SMU’s mobile app.

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ONLINE M.S. IN NETWORK ENGINEERING

VIRTUALIZATION. AUTOMATION.

INTEGRATION.

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Next application deadline: July 15

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects network engineering- and computer science-related jobs to increase by at least 4% between 2019 and 2029 as more firms invest in their digital infrastructure. And as artificial intelligence continues to grow across various industries, so will the need for AI professionals.

SMU Lyle Will Prepare You for the Most In-Demand Jobs

Computer Information and Systems Manager

High

$146,360

Computer Network Architect

High

$112,680

Electrical Engineer

High

$101,250

Database Administrator

High

$93,750

Computer Systems Analyst

High

$90,920

Job Title

Demand

Median Salary

Computer Information and Systems Manager

High

$146,360

Computer Network Architect

$112,680

Electrical Engineer

$101,250

Database Administrator

$93,750

Computer Systems Analyst

$90,920

High

High

High

High

In the last decade alone, the telecommunications field has undergone sweeping change. In an industry of constant innovation, new technologies emerge at a rapid pace, constantly changing how network engineers work. 

Modern network engineers have to be incredibly adaptable, able to effortlessly implement the latest tools in their organizations. The Master of Science in Network Engineering at the Lyle School provides students with a fundamental understanding of the core concepts of network engineering so they can be ready to address and embrace change. 

Students put these concepts into practice through extensive lab work that mimics real-world scenarios. As a result, graduates are equipped to adapt to new technology and ensure their organizations are always at the forefront of the industry.

Students have the opportunity to earn certifications, such as Juniper, Cisco, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, in connection with coursework.

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Hands-On Learning

This program relies on extensive lab requirements, ensuring students get hands-on experience with the latest software and strategies. Weekly hands-on sync sessions offer more face time with professors. 

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Earn Certifications While Earning A Master's

Certifications that can be earned in connection with course work are Juniper, Cisco, and Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

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Access to Industry Leaders

Most faculty members are actively working industry professionals. Additionally, students experience guest lectures from leaders at top telecom companies.

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Lessons Inspired by Real-World Work

Faculty members design courses around challenges they face every day as working professionals. Additionally, students have the opportunity to work on special projects with real companies.

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Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree in a Technical or STEM field is required to apply for this program. 

Computer programming experience is also preferred.

July 15, 2022

Final Submit:

Priority Submit II:

June 24, 2022

Priority Submit l:

May 27, 2022

Application fee waived

Application fee waived

Early Review:

April 22, 2022

Fall 2022 Important Dates 

Reduced application fee

Reduced application fee

GRE Waiver Available

Apply by the Summer 2022 Final Extended Deadline: May 13, 2022