Virtualization. Automation. Integration. Are you ready?

Lead the future of rapidly evolving connected systems with SMU Lyle’s Master’s in Network Engineering

Network Engineering

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About the Program

Network Engineering is an industry of constant, rapid innovation. It’s an evolving profession where experts take pride in their ability to efficiently adapt new emerging technologies and seamlessly implement the latest tools into their workstreams.

The Master of Science in Network Engineering equips skilled professionals who are essential to the streamlined functioning of their organizations, with corporations, schools and government agencies among the most common employers.

To learn more about the program, contact Program Director Scott Kingsley.

The SMU Lyle Difference

  • Crucial

    Fill an urgent need for current and relevant professional education that’s in high demand for this rapidly evolving field.

  • Connected

    Work with partner companies including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Cisco and Juniper during your studies.

  • Flexible

    Tailor your degree to your interests and career goals through independent study courses, industry projects, and a wide range of electives in other departments.

Student Experience

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Industry-Leading Faculty


Students experience a curriculum designed by experienced faculty and highly experienced practitioners.

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24/7 Resource Access


Students can access online resources - such as notes, course schedules, and even lectures, from anywhere.

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Diverse Coursework


Our coursework includes engaging lectures, quizzes, case studies, and more - accessible anytime, anywhere.


Flexible Learning


Flexible Learning


Tailor your experience with our LyleAnywhere™ flexible learning platform, providing a mixture of in-person or synchronous online classes. 


Continuous Support


Jobs I Can Land


Potential roles include:

  • Software Engineer
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Manager



Network Engineering Research

Network and cloud engineering, security, and optimization

Admissions Requirements


In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy these additional requirements:

  • A B.S. in one of the sciences, mathematics or computer science or in one of the engineering disciplines.
  • A bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or business with additional background in differential and integral calculus and physics.
  • Computer programming experience preferred.


Tuition and Fees

For a complete graduate cost per semester click here.

Application Deadlines

The next start date is August 2024. The deadline for applications is July 15.