M.S. in Telecommunications

Cybersecurity, networking engineering, and wireless engineering are rapidly-growing and high-demand fields.

M.S. in Telecommunications Program

About the Program

The Master of Science in Telecommunications at George Mason University provides a technically rigorous, interdisciplinary blend of graduate level courses in communications systems and networks, augmented with exposure to telecommunications policy, law, and business. The degree program aims to empower both recent graduates and more experienced technical professionals with the knowledge and tools to succeed in this exciting and fast moving field.

Featured Courses

TCOM 611 - Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Develops full understanding of MPLS theory, technology, and implementation aspects through detailed analysis of MPLS routing concepts and protocol stacks, and completion of major project to reinforce understanding of MPLS.

TCOM 660 - Network Forensics

Deals with collection, preservation, and analysis of network- generated digital evidence so it can be successfully presented in civil or criminal court of law. Examines relevant federal laws and private sector applications. Examines capture/intercept of digital evidence, analysis of audit trails, recordation of running processes, and reporting of such information.

TCOM 662 - Advanced Secure Networking

Advanced technologies in network security that can be applied to enhance enterprise and ISP’s network security. Covers network perimeter defense concept and various components for complete layered defense system. Examines each component and its technologies, including TCP/IP protocol vulnerabilities, routing protocol security, denial-of-service (DOS) attack, DOS detection and mitigation techniques.

TCOM 690 - Advanced Topics in Telecommunications

Advanced topics from recent developments and applications in various engineering disciplines in specialty modules 1, 2, and 3 of TCOM program. Advanced topics chosen so that they do not duplicate existing TCOM courses. Active participation of students encouraged in form of writing and presenting papers in various research areas of advanced topic.

TCOM 514 - Basic Switching: Lecture and Laboratory Course

Basic switching techniques and protocols for low and high-speed digital packet networks (Ethernet, Frame Relay, ATM, X.25) are taught within a half semester lecture series, followed by hands-on laboratory for remainder of semester. Real-life scenarios taught in the laboratory element through exercises that involve configuring switches and routers.

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Join our course and start building the most wanted career available today. We make sure every class is easily understood, and that all students reach the same level of expertise needed for today’s hi-tech industry.

Working hours

Monday- Friday: 8:00-17:00 Hrs

We are located

Room No: 3800,
Nguyen Engineering Building


Phone: +1 (703) 993-3810
Fax: +1 (703) 993-6137
Email: telecom@gmu.edu