Graduate Advisor: Barun Chandra, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Graduate Admissions Coordinator: Tahany Fergany, Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., University of Connecticut.
A graduate of this program will be equipped with the demonstrated, practical knowledge to rapidly become a productive employee for the setup, configuration and maintenance of small to large-scale networks. This includes the definition, configuration, and maintenance of network infrastructures as well as the assurance of their integrity in the face of ever-growing threats. These skills will be further augmented by the practical experience in diagnosis and process improvement gained through the application of principles in the classroom.
This program is designed to accommodate students with no prior programming experience as well as those who already hold on undergraduate degree in computer science. All applicants will be expected to demonstrate that they have completed a baccalaureate degree and a course in basic algebra prior to enrolling in the program. Submission of GRE scores is not required.
Students coming in with an adequate background in Computer Science have to complete 30 credit hours of coursework consisting of 21 credit hours of required courses and 9 credit hours of electives. In addition, within these 30 credit hours of coursework, students must satisfy a project requirement.
The program curriculum is being updated consistantly. The most current version of the program can be obtained from either one of the graduate coordinators.
Before taking the required courses, students must demonstrate to the Graduate Admissions Coordinator that they have working knowledge of basic programming, software and hardware, equivalent to what is taught in the following courses:
Students with deficiencies in these areas will be required to take one or more of courses listed above, in addition to the regular courses for the MS Network Systems degree.