Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Earn a Graduate Degree
- MS in Telecommunications Engineering (30-36 cr, Option I, II, or III)
Areas of Study
These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.
- High-Speed and Broadband Computer Communications Networks
- Optical Communications Networks
- Wireless and Satellite Communications
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
2. Required by Telecommunications Engineering
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- Entrance exam(s):
- Domestic Applicants: None
- International Applicants: GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of goals and objectives
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Telecommunications Engineering
- April 15 for Fall. October 15 for Spring.
Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. UNL's academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some UNL programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.
The College of Engineering offers a Master of Science in telecommunications engineering. This graduate program provides advanced education and research to develop breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise in the engineering of telecommunication networks and systems.
This University of Nebraska-Lincoln program is housed in Omaha, Nebraska at the Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology, and Engineering (PKI) which is approximately 50 minutes from the Lincoln campus. Students, however, may take some of the courses through the electrical engineering and computer science departments on the Lincoln campus.
The partnership with PKI provides graduate students unique opportunities for both academic and career exploration. Specialized state-of-the-art laboratories and computer facilities are available including optical, wireless, and telecommunications laboratories; IBM supercomputer facilities; and high speed connections to Internet2 and AccessGrid.
For admission to this program, a student must have a bachelor of science in computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other areas may be admitted to the master's degree program with the requirement of additional course work to eliminate the deficiencies.
Cost of attendanceCost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.
Courses and MoreAdmitted students will choose courses from the Course Catalog, typically in:
- Computing and Electronic Engineering (CEEN)
- Computer Science and Engineering (CSCE)
- Electrical Engineering (ELEC)
Faculty and research
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Passive Solar Research; Solar Energy; Robotics; Control System
Wireless Data Networks; Intelligent Network Management; Multimodal Sensor Networks; System Modeling and Optimization; Green Computing; Battery Power Management; Cognitive Networks; Cyber-Enabled E-Healthcare
Self-Encoded Multiple Access Systems; Wireless Communications; Information Theory; Error Control Coding
Self-Encoded Spread Spectrum and Multiple Access; Optical Code Division Multiplexing; Low-Coherence Fiber Optics; Transform Techniques; Wireless Communications; Optical Communications; Information Theory; Error Control Coding; Channel Coding
Digital Signal Processing; Computer Architecture; Parallel Computing; Wireless Sensor Networks; Image Processing; Multimedia Security; Cross Layer Design
High Speed Networks; Wireless Sensor Networks; Real-Time Video Content Processing and Indexing; Wireless Communications; Computer Architecture; Microprocessor and Embedded Microcontroller Systems