MajorComputer Networking

The dual/accelerated Bachelor of Science (BS) to Master of Science (MS) in computer networking from Wichita State allows you to pursue dual degrees in an accelerated time frame.

Upon graduation, you'll be well prepared for a high-paying, high-demand career in the computer networking industry—as well as for success in a future Ph.D. program. You’ll have access to some of the best research facilities in the country and the chance to work and research with faculty and industry professionals on campus and throughout Kansas’ largest city.

Learn how Computer Networking is the right fit for you.

Engineering student studying on his computer on campus.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

For admission consideration, students must have successfully completed at least 90 credit hours with a GPA of at least 3.250 (or equivalent score from another country) in their bachelor’s degree.

For complete requirements, including eligible undergraduate programs and majors, please consult the Graduate Catalog and/or the EECS department’s website.

Inside the Program

Students gaining more hands-on IT experience

Industry-leading company Textron Aviation has opened up more apprenticeship opportunities to Shocker students. 

With more chances to learn hands-on IT skills, students are experiencing what it's like in a corporate environment and putting their classroom knowledge to work.


  • Each student must take at least 18 credit hours of MSCN major courses.
  • Only MSCN major courses at the 700 level and above can be used for dual credit hours. Up to nine credit hours can be used for the combined undergraduate and graduate program.
  • Until the bachelor’s degree is awarded, a Dual/Accelerated Enrollment Form must be completed for each semester in which the student takes qualifying courses at the graduate level.
  • Up to 12 credit hours of electives may be taken. Of these 12 credit hours, up to six credit hours may be from outside the EECS department.


Whether you’re pursuing a promotion or preparing for a Ph.D., WSU’s vast industry connections, research opportunities and unmatched facilities create an environment for our engineering students to gain the expertise that leads to dream careers.

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