School and Ranking Info
Networking and telecommunications programs can be found at five schools in Boston, all of which are 12 miles or less from Braintree, MA. They include a community college, for-profit institute and not-for-profit technology school. Students can also find programs at two private, not-for-profit universities, the smaller of which was chosen as the top school for networking and telecommunications based upon its ranking as a national university and the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering.
- Winner: Northeastern University is located just under 10.5 miles from Braintree, MA. Through the College of Engineering, graduate students with prior experience in the field can earn a Master of Science (MS) in Telecommunications Management on a full-time or part-time basis.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#42 among National Universities (2015);
#4 among Up-and-Coming Schools (2015);
#51 among Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (2014);
#46 among Best Graduate Engineering Schools (2014);
#41 among Best Graduate Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Programs (2014)*
|School Type||4-year; private, not-for-profit|
|Tuition and Fees (2013-2014)|| Undergraduate: $41,686;
|Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||40**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||83%**|
|Noteworthy||Student researchers at the College of Engineering have received Fulbright Scholarships and National Science Foundation Fellowships|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator.
- College of Engineering offers cooperative education opportunities
- Relevant resources include the Center for Complex Network Research
- MS in Telecommunications Management program allows for independent study
Northeastern University enrolls about 20,000 students annually and has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. In 2014, it made The Princeton Review's survey of the 'Best 379 Colleges' and was designated a 'Best Northeastern College.' Through the College of Engineering, graduate students can pursue Master of Science programs in over 12 different areas; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs are also available. Applicants to the MS in Telecommunications Management must submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, along with letters of recommendation, a resume and a statement of purpose.
The 30-credit MS in Telecommunications Management program requires four core courses in business management and public policy, basic communications systems, data networking and telecommunications architecture. The remainder of the program consists of 14 credits of business and technical electives, with courses outside of an approved list taken under advisement. Students must take at least one business elective, which can include a special networking topic or telecommunications consulting project. Technical electives cover topics in advanced data, computer or mobile networking, network security, software development and wireless networking, among other related topics.