Telecommunications, M.Sc. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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The Master's in Telecommunications Program from University of Maryland is designed around a core curriculum of a solid technical foundation and business management background.


The Master's in Telecommunications Program (ENTS) from University of Maryland offers students a unique opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary coursework in telecommunications. It combines rigorous technical education with invaluable business insight and entrepreneurial skills. 

The program is run jointly by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and offers a Master of Science in Telecommunications degree. The program may be pursued either full-time or part-time. Most courses are scheduled in the evening to suit working professionals, while some courses additionally offer daytime sections.

This program has a number of unique features that set it apart from most “traditional” MS programs:

  • While covering the necessary theory and principles, the program takes an industry-oriented approach and puts emphasis on the development of practical and hands-on skills needed in the telecommunications industry.
  • Most MS programs only offer technical courses. However, the ENTS curriculum also has a business component. Courses in marketing, economics, organizational behavior and project management prepare students to see the “big picture”, become leaders in their organizations and grow into managerial positions a few years after graduation.
  • While many MS programs are slow to change curriculum and adopt new courses, the ENTS program makes a conscientious effort to track the industry trends and introduce new courses in response to the changes in the telecommunications industry. New courses are launched almost every year.
  • The courses in many MS programs are taught by tenured or tenure-track faculty members, whose focus tends to be theoretical and research-oriented. The ENTS program is different: the full-time instructors have worked in the telecommunications industry for several years and have considerable industrial experience. A number of part-time instructors, who still work in the industry, teach courses part-time. They bring current, state-of-the-art and industry best practices into the classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Communication Systems
  • Management and Organizational Behavior in the Telecommunications Industry
  • Special Topics in Cybersecurity: System Security
  • Special Topics in Cybersecurity: Cryptography and Network Security
  • Competitive Strategies and Public Policies in Telecommunications
  • The Economics of International Telecommunications Policy and Regulation
  • Networks and Protocols 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts (Academic Records)
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination
  • TOEFL/IELTS (Applicants with International Credentials)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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