12 months
1412 USD/credit 42360 USD/year
1412 USD/credit 42360 USD/year
639 USD/credit 19170 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Telecommunication program from George Mason University offers a blend of cutting-edge practice-oriented courses in network engineering, cloud computing, wireless communications (e. g. 5G), and cyber security.

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This industry-oriented 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. 

The Telecommunication program from George Mason University concentrates on practical applications of network engineering, rather than on a theoretical approach, while providing a thorough education in the necessary engineering principles. 

Key Features 

  • Hands-on laboratory courses provide students with practical skills and knowledge needed to hit the ground running after graduation. 
  • This program also offers two certificate programs that may be incorporated into, and taken concurrently with, the MS in Telecommunications.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Modern Telecommunications
  • Basic Switching: Lecture and Laboratory Course
  • Internet Protocol Routing
  • Network Automation
  • The TCP/IP Suite of Internet Protocol
  • Digital Communications Systems
  • Network Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • The program is open to students who hold a BS or BA degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, math, science, computer science, business (with a quantitative background), economics, or other analytical disciplines, and students who have equivalent work experience indicating analytical aptitude. Depending on their background, some applicants may be required to complete 3 to 6 credits of preliminary coursework before they are allowed to enroll in any of the core courses or elective courses in the program. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is usually required.
  • Students may be admitted to the MS program as degree seeking students, or they may be admitted for non-degree study within the program, which allows them to take individual courses. Students in the non-degree program may apply to the degree program, provided their GPA within the MS in Telecommunications Program is 3.00 or above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    19170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 639 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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