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Build your leadership career evolving wireless and wired communication networks.

Master of Science in Wireless and Network Engineering

Wired and wireless networks are on the rise with the intensive needs of users of connected devices, mobile wireless, and the internet. Northeastern University's Master of Science in Wireless and Network Engineering is a partnership between the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program combines studies of technical fields traditionally offered separately to help students become highly qualified researchers and specialized professionals in the high-demand field of communication networked systems.

The industry-aligned curriculum will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and test wired and wireless networks through rigorous coursework, master's thesis research, and industry experience. You'll be connected to major companies in the wireless, defense, computing, and manufacturing sectors—providing you with real-world experience through unique co-op and research opportunities.

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Ranked best engineering graduate schools (U.S. News and World Report, 2024)
The number of jobs created by 2034 tied to the growth of 5G and 6G wireless systems (National Spectrum Consortium)
Northeastern is an R1, top-tier, research institution rated among those with the "highest research activity."

"This is one of the first programs to merge knowledge and skills from technical fields traditionally kept apart, namely electrical engineering and computer engineering, providing you the integrated skills necessary to understand and develop future networks."

Stefano Basagni, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Entry terms

Spring and fall

Course delivery

Boston: On-campus

Application deadlines

Early Action: January 15

Domestic students:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1

International students (inside the U.S.):

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1

Learn from industry experts in an employer-aligned curriculum.

The MS in Wireless and Network Engineering program combines studies of electrical engineering (communications, signal processing, and control) and computer engineering (computer networking, security, and policy.) You'll learn from industry experts and leaders in an innovative program that exposes you to testbeds like Colosseum, X-Mili, and TeraNova, and gives you access to an on-campus FCC-designated Spectrum Innovation Zone.

A world of possibilities.

Northeastern offers comprehensive career support for students. As a graduate, you gain lifelong access to a global network of more than 275,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners.

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential lifelong learning. Our approach of integrating real-world experience with education, research, and innovation empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create worldwide impact.

Our global university system provides our community and academic, government, and industry partners with unique opportunities to think locally and act globally. The system—which includes 13 campuses across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, 300,000-plus alumni, and 3,000 partners worldwide—serves as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.

Northeastern’s personalized, experiential undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in 10 colleges and schools across our campuses. Learning emphasizes the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies, uniquely preparing graduates for careers of the future and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.

Our research enterprise, with an R1 Carnegie classification, is solutions-oriented and spans the world. Our faculty scholars and students work in teams that cross not just disciplines, but also sectors—aligned around solving today’s highly interconnected global challenges and focused on transformative impact for humankind.

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