Online M.S.
in Network Engineering

Virtualization. Automation. Integration.
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About the Program

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 must 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.

Program Highlights

Access to Industry Leaders

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

Certification Materials Integrated into Curriculum

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

Hands-On Learning

The Online M.S. in Network Engineering relies on extensive lab requirements, ensuring students get hands-on experience with the latest software and strategies.

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 reputable companies, such as Microsoft and the Department of Defense.

Online Student Experience

Industry-Leading Faculty

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.

24/7 Resource Access

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

Diverse Coursework

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

Key Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2023
Early Review*
May 5, 2023
($3,000 scholarship)
Priority Submit I*
June 2, 2023
($2,000 scholarship)
Priority Submit II
June 30, 2023
Final Submit
July 28, 2023
Start of Classes
August 21, 2023

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