Master of Science

Network Engineering and Security



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The MS in Network Engineering and Security trains professionals to meet current industry demands for innovative network designs and the development of new network applications and services for business enterprises and the network providers that serve them. This program offers theoretical and applied study of the design, configuration and management of converged communication networks. Students completing this degree program have a thorough understanding of the technical and operational aspects of networks as well as the foundational theory of voice/data communications and network management. The program prepares students for network jobs that are highly in demand.


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Admission Process

The graduate application process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts and submitting any supplemental material (e.g., letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.). To learn more about the process, visit our Graduate Admission page for more information.

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Hands-on Learning

Coursework emphasizes hands-on learning using Cisco equipment. DePaul CDM is a Cisco Networking Academy (CNA). The CDM Network Security lab contains more than 80 routers, 50 switches, 40 firewalls, and a wide variety of servers and specialized network appliances, all of which are available to students in MS in NES courses to practice and perfect their networking skills.

NES Capstone

One of the last courses taken by students in the MS NES program is TDC 594, Network Capstone. In this seminar, students bring all they have learned in the program to bear in completing the requirements analysis, logical design, physical design, security design, management design, pricing and implementation planning for a highly realistic corporate case study. This assures that our students leave the program fully ready to contribute in the corporate world and provides a great work product for students to show to prospective employers.

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Some courses are available for review and playback ONLINE.