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The Best Schools Offering Master’s Programs in Telecommunications

Higher Education Articles August 31, 2015

This article talks about the best schools offering master’s degree programs in telecommunications and information about those schools.

Overview of Schools Offering Telecommunications Master’s Programs

In this article, we take a look at some of the best schools for master’s degree programs in telecommunications. These include the University of Maryland – College Park (UMCP) and the University of Pittsburgh (UP). The U.S. News & World Report ranked both schools among the top 70 in its 2011 list of top universities while according Maryland a slightly higher ranking. Fewer credits are a requirement in UMCP’s master’s program than in UP’s, but it also has fewer specialization options.

University of Maryland – College Park

The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Maryland – College Park 56th on its 2011 national ranking of top universities. The master’s program in telecommunications is jointly available through the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The 30-credit program is available in both part-time and full-time formats featuring technical education plus instruction in public policy, management, and regulations. The program offers various specialty subject areas including entrepreneurship and network security.

University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania

The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Pittsburgh 64th on its 2011 national ranking of top universities. A Master of Science (M.S.) in Telecommunications is available at the School of Information Sciences. An area of specialization is the exclusive focus of 21 credits of this 37-credit program; students are given choices such as telecommunications systems, policy and management, security, and wireless systems. Students enrolled in the program can complete it within a year of full-time study or four years of part-time study. Past graduates have found employment with Cisco Systems, General Electric, and U.S. Steel.

List of Schools Offering Master’s Programs in Telecommunications

Name of School Distinction Campus Location
Boston University Students at Boston University may opt for a concentration or a dual degree in telecommunications security Boston, MA
George Mason University The flexible structure of George Mason University’s graduate program in telecommunications allows students to design their program in order to meet their technical interests in the subject Fairfax, VA
Indiana University – Bloomington Students in telecommunications graduate program at Indiana University – Bloomington will be able to perform research projects with faculty or select their own advisory committee Bloomington, IN
Northeastern University Multidisciplinary program are offered at Northeastern University, pulling courses from different departments at the university to create the telecommunications graduate program Boston, MA
University of Oklahoma For the past ten years, the University of Oklahoma’s telecommunications research team has averaged one patent annually Norman, OK

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