University of Pittsburgh

12 months
41952 USD/year
41952 USD/year
24742 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Informatics and Networked Systems is enhancing the flexibility of the Master of Science in Telecommunications degree at the University of Pittsburgh to better suit the identity of the department and accommodate rapid changes in technology that are influencing the Telecommunications industry. 


Telecommunications now relies upon data analytics, machine learning, and information processing and how networks can serve humans – for example by enabling surgeons to perform remote surgery with low latency 5G networks.

The Master’s Degree program in Telecommunications at the University of Pittsburgh must be completed within four years of the first term in which courses were taken after admission. The normal full-time course load is 9 to 12 credits per term; thus, a full-time student will complete the program in three or four terms. 

The normal part-time course load is 6 credits per term, which permits the part-time students to complete the program in six terms. The faculty, in response to a student petition, must approve exceptions to the four-year limit if extenuating circumstances exist.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Network Performance
  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Human Information Processing
  • Human Factors in Systems
  • Interactive System Design
  • Computer Networks

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters Of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Graduate Record Examination (Gre)
  • Resume; and Statement of intent with no more than 500 words outlining your career goals
  • International Applicants English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41952 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    41952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41952 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    24742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24742 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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