Communication Networks Certificate

Department of Computer Science, College of Information Science & Technology

Vision Statement

The communication network certificate Program is a career program designed to meet the growing industry demand for qualified, highly trained individuals in the field of computer network systems. The certificate is designed to give the working professional both a conceptual view and an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies. The program includes courses ranging from basic concepts such as local area networks to advanced networking concepts such as mobile wireless communication systems and networks.

Program Contact Information

Yuliya Lierler, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
280D Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 
402.554.4911
ylierler@unomaha.edu

Ms. Leslie Planos, Advisor
176C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
402.554.3819
lplanos@unomaha.edu

Ms. Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker, Advisor
175C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
402.554.2073
vhatfield@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines (Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021)

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Resume
    • Submit a resume detailing your work experience and background (if applicable).
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission. 
    • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based; 80 internet-based; 53 PTE, or 6.5 IELTS is required for this program.
  • Applicants with International Transcripts: Any applicant to this program who has completed undergraduate or graduate coursework at an international higher education institution outside of the United States may submit transcripts and degree certificates (with an English translation) in lieu of a course-by-course transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or Educational Perspectives.  This graduate program will conduct an in-house credential evaluation of your transcript(s).
    • UNO reserves the right to require a course-by-course evaluation from WES, ECE, or Educational Perspectives if the program is unable to complete an evaluation or should there be any questions or concerns about the documentation that is received. You will be notified by the individual program if an external course-by-course evaluation is required.
    • *Note: If you are admitted, official transcripts and degree certificates (with an English translation)/official course-by-course transcript evaluation, and any applicable official exam scores are required.

Degree Requirements

Provisional Admission

Students who have not taken an undergraduate data structures course or an introductory communication networks course with a grade of “B-” or better in each course must do so before they will be allowed to continue in the program.

CSCI 3320/8325DATA STRUCTURES (or equivalent)3
CSCI 3550/8555COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (or equivalent)3
Required Courses
If a required course is waived, it must be replaced with another course from the electives listed below.
CSCI 8210ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS3
CSCI 8620MOBILE COMPUTING AND WIRELESS NETWORKS3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
LARGE SCALE NETWORK ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS
GRAPH THEORY & APPLICATIONS
INTERCONNECTION NETWORKS
CRYPTOGRAPHY AND NETWORK SECURITY
FAULT TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
Total Credits12