Top Telecommunication Schools in USA

Learn about the top schools for telecommunications, which can include the study of audio, visual and Web-based technologies. Find degree and ranking information for four leading universities, as well as a table that lists other schools in the U.S. that train aspiring telecommunication experts. View article »

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Telecommunications programs at some of the nation's top schools can be found at both the undergraduate and graduate degree levels. Students have a variety of fields to consider for their degrees. Students who are interested in learning how to develop and manage wireless and wired systems can find telecommunications programs at Southern Methodist University, the University of Maryland at College Park, Clark College and the University of Denver. Three are nationally ranked schools, according to U.S. News and World Report, and Clark College offers training in several industry certifications, including Cisco and Microsoft. Undergraduate and/or graduate programs can lead to a certificate or degree and typically include topics in computer, circuitry, and networking technology.

Southern Methodist University

School Highlight: U.S. News & World Report ranked Southern Methodist University #56 among the best national universities in 2017.

Students at Southern Methodist University's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering can pursue both master's and doctorate degree programs. The school offers a specific program in telecommunications and network engineering. Southern Methodist is located in Dallas, Texas.

University of Maryland - College Park

School Highlight: The University of Maryland was ranked #20 among public schools, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

The University of Maryland - College Park offers a Master's in Telecommunications program. Courses are split into two areas of study, one of which focuses on the technical aspects of telecommunications while the second emphasizes business courses, such as business and management skills. Graduates of this program have found jobs with companies like Qualcomm, Cisco, AT&T, Verizon, and Amazon.

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University of Denver

School Highlight: U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Denver among the best 60 best value schools in the country for 2017.

The University of Denver in Colorado offers both a certificate and a master's degree program in telecommunications technology through its College of Professional and Continuing Studies. In addition to traditional scheduling, courses for the master's degree program are offered online in order to provide for greater flexibility.

Clark College

School Highlight: Clark College offers both network technology and data telecommunications programs.

Students at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington can complete several industry certifications, including those from Cisco, Microsoft, and CompTIA. An associate's degree in network technology is offered. Daytime, weekend, and night programs are available.

Top Telecommunications Programs

Other top schools that offer telecommunications programs include:

School Name Distinction Location
County College of Morris Offers a cooperative work program Randolph, NJ
Murray State University Ranked 35th among southern regional universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2017 Murray, KY
Pace University Increasing its study abroad programs and recruiting internationally New York, NY
St. John's University Offers a bachelor's degree in networking and telecommunications with a minor in business Queens, NY
Stevens Institute of Technology Master of Science in Applied Telecommunications program includes integrated studies in business management Hoboken, NJ
University of Oklahoma Has world-class telecom research labs Tulsa, OK

Aspiring telecommunication experts may consider many options when choosing a school, such as study abroad programs, flexible schedules, certification options, and what research facilities a school offers.

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