The graduate degree in Networking and Systems Administration combines technical knowledge with business and leadership concepts and educates students in the practices, methodologies, and techniques used in the management of a modern and secure IT infrastructure. The focus is on enterprise-level problems and solutions including enterprise security, net-working forensics, auditing, network security, network cryptography, net-work design and implementation, and network administration.
Curriculum and Program Schedule
The graduate program of study consists of 11 courses and a research thesis (48 quarter credit hours). Class schedules will cater to working professionals, and intensive seminar classes will be offered in the evening and on weekends. RIT courses require 40 hours of classroom instruction, and will be delivered online, in combination with intensive, face to face classroom sessions offered on site in the Dominican Republic. The face-to-face sessions on the courses taught by RIT faculty will be on campus at PUCMM, and in general, will be Thursday evening, 6 – 10 pm, Friday evening, 6 – 10 pm and all day Saturday, 8 – 5 pm. This schedule may vary by program, with face-to-face classroom instruction comprising 12 – 24 hours for each class offered.
All RIT courses in the program will be delivered in English
Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 out of 4.0. Solid educational or employment record in networking, security and systems administration also required. Those whose undergraduate preparation or industrial experience does not satisfy the technical prerequisites may be required to complete prerequisite courses in:
- C++ for System Administration
- PERL for System Administration
- Principles of System Administration
- Telecommunications Network Protocols
All applicants to the MS degree program are required to meet the English language requirement for graduate study at RIT. Those students who do not fully meet the requirement may be considered for admission contingent upon their taking English language courses at PUCMM prior to beginning the masters program.
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