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The 24-credit Certificate in Advanced Study (CAS) provides personalized program of studies beyond the MST degree. The program will provide you with an opportunity to explore a specific field of interest or to update skills and competencies. Designed for people who do not wish to pursue the PhD degree.

In this quickly-evolving field, it is critical for professionals to gain knowledge of leading-edge topics and to update their skills to reflect the latest in technology and research. A CAS degree will keep your skills current.


Candidates for the Telecommunications certificate must complete the following requirements:

  • A total of 24 credits in graduate-level courses acceptable to the advisor and passed with a grade point average of at least B (3.00 on a 4.00 scale)
  • Fifteen of the 24 credits must be taken from among the approved courses for the MST degree program.

Course work must be completed within a period of four calendar years from the student’s initial registration in the certificate program.


Areas of Study

The following are suggested courses of study — you can always design your own in consultation with your academic advisor. This flexibility provides you an opportunity to gain the pertinent skills and knowledge that will help you to advance your career and to master the newest technology.