Online Master’s Degrees for IT Pros

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Are you looking to broaden your technical background through a higher degree? You could do it through distance learning. WebCampus, the distance education unit of Stevens Institute of Technology, is offering three new Master’s degrees this fall, entirely online. The new degrees focus on computer security, telecommunications and applied optics, and are the latest additions to a program that includes a graduate degree in networking as well.




The Master of Science in Computer Science with a Concentration in CyberSecurity features such courses as CyberSecurity Techniques and Mechanisms and CyberSecurity Protocols, Threats and Defenses. This 10-course online degree helps engineers and managers respond to increasingly serious security demands posed by computers and networks. Students in this course of study will learn to react to immediate and long-range security issues.




The Master’s in Telecommunications Management degree features such courses as Principles of Applied Telecommunications Technology and Introduction to Project Management. This online, 12-course master’s sequence shows students how to respond to requirements of the telecommunications industry. This course of study is designed for communications managers, vendors and consultants who plan and implement voice, video or data communications.




The Master of Engineering in Microelectronics and Photonics features such classes as Micro-Fabrication Techniques and Physical Design of Wireless Systems. This 10-course online degree recognizes the complex communications and information systems that require integration of principles and practices from many fields. The program combines scientific background with study in advanced technologies to meet requirements for design, fabrication, integration and applications.




Stevens was established in 1870 and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in various areas, including computer science and technology management. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. To find out more about degree programs at Stevens, many of which can be taken via distance learning, go to

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