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Best Telecommunications Masters Programs: List of Schools

Learn about two leading engineering and communications schools that offer master's programs in telecommunications. Find out about the school rankings and program specializations that make these top schools stand out.

School Information

Top schools for master's degree programs in telecommunications include the University of Maryland - College Park (UMCP) and the University of Pittsburgh (UP). UMCP's master's program requires fewer credits than UP's, but it also does not offer as many specialization options.

1. University of Maryland - College Park, MD

School Highlight: The telecommunications program at this university has gained accreditation from the Council of Graduate Schools.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Robert H. Smith School of Business jointly offer the Master's Program in Telecommunications. Available on a full- time or part-time basis, the 30-credit program features technical education plus instruction in management, regulations and public policy. Specialty subject areas offered by the program include network security and entrepreneurship.

2. University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, PA

School Highlight: Students enrolled in this university's telecommunications program have the opportunity of working on projects with students in China.

The School of Information Sciences offers a Master of Science in Telecommunications. Students can choose from telecommunications systems, wireless systems and security, among others. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study or in up to four years of part-time study. Employers of past graduates include General Electric, Cisco Systems and U.S. Steel.

Top Telecommunications Master's Degree Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Boston University Students at BU can choose a dual degree or a concentration in telecommunications security Boston, MA
George Mason University The flexible structure of GMU's graduate telecommunications program allows students to design their own program to meet their own technical interests in the subject Fairfax, VA
Indiana University - Bloomington Students in a graduate telecommunications program choose their own advisory committee and perform research projects with faculty Bloomington, IN
Northeastern University NU offers a multidisciplinary program, pulling courses from several other departments at the school to build the graduate program in telecommunications Boston, MA
University of Oklahoma The school's telecommunications research team has averaged one patent per year for the past ten years Norman, OK

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