Telecommunications is one of the most rapidly growing fields in Engineering. Telecommunication specialization is becoming necessary in such diverse fields as banking, smart grids, office information systems, corporate networks, the Internet, etc. Recent challenges like gigabit optical networks, multimedia communications, and wireless network access, make the future of the field very exciting. The objective of this program is to educate individuals in one or more of these telecommunication specializations. Relationship to Existing NJIT Programs The MS in Telecommunications differs from any existing MS degree at NJIT. It is aimed at professionals holding bachelors' degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering. The Telecommunications program is based on a synergistic blending of existing ECE and CS courses specially created to serve this program. It has a technical/scientific focus with a rich selection of electives and specializations. Admission Requirements Students can apply for admission to the program through either the the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or the Department of Computer and Information Science. All applicants must submit their scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical aptitude tests. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in either computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering from an accredited institution are expected to have a GPA of at least 3.0. The following undergraduate courses (or their equivalent) are prerequisites: ECE 321 and ECE 333 or CIS 333. Bridge Program Applicants having degrees in other fields will be considered for admission on an individual basis. These students may make up their deficiencies by completing a bridge program. The curriculum for the MS in Telecommunications requires a basic knowledge of computer fundamentals such as programming, data structures, computer architecture, signals and systems, and basic communication systems. Credit for the bridge courses do not count toward the degree. Successful completion of the preparatory courses with a 3.0 average or better average grade is a necessary condition for transfer to regular status. The bridge courses are selected from the following list depending on individual background.