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The MS in Networking and Systems Administration (NSA) examines the organizational and technological issues involved in mobile and sensor networking, enterprise scale networking, and systems management. Emerging technology like wireless and wired networks, mobile ad hoc networking, mobile device computing, green computing, virtualization, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things has expanded NSA beyond its traditional role. Adaptability is now a key component, as well as knowledge of how network technology functions in varied environments. Industry is seeking a new kind of professional that understands the management and application of emerging technology on a global scale.

The MS in NSA exposes students to that emerging technology, with topics including network modeling, network design, high performance computing, mobile device architecture, sensor networks, and vehicle area networks. Students will be exposed to both the theoretical and practical concepts, culminating in a semester-length capstone research project. Whether students wish to enter industry or pursue a PhD, our MS in NSA offers the depth students need to meet their professional goals.

For information about our 2 other graduate degree programs, visit their websites (Information Sciences & Technologies or Human-Computer Interaction), or check out our departmental site Information Sciences & Technologies.

The NSA masters curriculum at RIT includes a blend of theoretical and practical projects designed to match real-world challenges. Working on diverse set of network appliances and technologies prepared me with these skills and expertise sought by the industry. The advanced courses on upcoming technologies built strong fundamentals that will always help me to work on next generation networks and systems in this ever changing IT space.

Swagata Dutta Choudhury, current student

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