School of Computer Information Systems

Master of Science in Networking and Telecommunications

Gain the Skills to Master Global Telecom Systems and Techniques

The constant evolution of information systems, advances in wireless technology, and growing consumer demand access to information has made telecommunications a growing field. Stratford University in-tune with industry growth and employer demand for employees with the technical skills and knowledge to spark further innovation in the field.

If you are currently an IT manager or professional, Stratford’s Master of Science in Networking and Telecommunications will prepare you for the role of a telecommunications engineer, telecommunications manager, or chief technical officer. In so doing, our program will provide you with a practical understanding of the principles of networking, satellites, signal processing, and microelectronics.

Upon completing this program, you will be equipped for a position in telecommunication management and will be qualified to design, deploy, and test complete telecommunications systems. You will also have the knowledge needed to select the latest telecommunication technology, standards, and techniques. In addition, Stratford’s Master's in Networking and Telecommunications program will introduce you to ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with telecommunications.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. As a result, between 2011 and 2012, 100% of our students who graduated with a M.S. in Telecommunications secured exciting jobs in their field of study or a related field. In fact, many top corporations employ our alumni, including Capitol One, Best Buy, Elephant Auto Insurance, Mondial, and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Here is a sampling of the rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Telecommunications Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analyst

Take the next step towards advancing your career in Telecommunications. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Program Requirements and Online Options

You can complete your degree in networking and telecommunications through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction.

Credits Required Number of Classes
Core Component 36 8
Electives 18 4
Total Required for Graduation 54 12

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford’s faculty is comprised of the some of the top leaders in the computer field, both in the private and public sectors. All members of our faculty have earned a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. and have extensive industry experience from a broad range of technical professionals. In addition to leading instruction at Stratford, our faculty is comprised of practitioners in the field of information technology. With their expertise, they are equipped to teach underlying business theories, and are in tune with the skill sets and competencies required in the job market.

Our faculty members possess industry experience and research interests in the following areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Software Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Networking
  • Cybersecurity

Capstone Projects

As CIS student at Stratford, you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned through the completion of a capstone project. Capstone courses allow you the opportunity to pull together and build upon what you have learned in separate fields and then utilize this knowledge in the analysis and resolution of a complex business problem. These projects provide you with real world experience as you will interact with and present your projects to professionals in the business and academic communities.

The following are Capstone Projects completed by CIS students:

  • Student Registration System
  • Stratford Mobile Application
  • Scheduling Forecasting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Tracking Local Restaurants
  • Facial Recognition
  • Web Sites


You are encouraged to engage in internships during your course of study. Master’s students can participate in internships in their first quarter of enrolling with Stratford. Students can participate in cooperative education at the beginning of their programs once enrolled in a Master’s program.

State-of the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including computer labs that provide the perfect environment for examining the latest software and computer technologies. Our small class sizes allow you to enjoy low student-to-teacher ratios, which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and are ideal for hands-on lab activities.

A Master’s Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time programs. Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or ten weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September).

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success. Between 2011 and 2012, 100% of full-time and 100% of part-time students who graduated with a Master of Science in Telecommunications completed the program on time.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s M.S. in Telecommunications program.

Code Name Credits
Wireless Telecommunications
Digital Communications
Signal Processing
Wireless and Fixed Hybrid Networks
Broadband Networking
Research Methods
Project Management
Software Engineering Project I

Student must choose five (5) from the following courses.

Code Name Credits
Satellite Communications
Fiber Optic Communications
Data Networking
Voice over IP
Telecommunications Applications Architec
Network Security
Internet Protocols
Current Topics in Software Engineering I
Current Topics in Software Eng II
Current Topics in Software Eng III
Current Topics in Software Eng IV
Cooperative Education I
Cooperative Education II
Cooperative Education III