Be prepared to meet the challenges that come with the explosion of wireless data traffic due to the rapid increase of mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their impact on the emergence of 5G networks. You'll gain practical insight into the leading standards and protocols and evaluate emerging telecommunications technologies, wireless networks and services and the convergence of voice, data, and multimedia services on global IP networks.
At a Glance
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Skills You'll Learn
Create plans to manage global telecommunications projects
Evaluate next generation wireless networks and services
Analyze current and emerging technologies in the telecommunications industry.
Master of Science in Information and Communications Technology with a concentration in Telecommunications Technology requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.
Interested in a graduate certificate?
Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Telecommunications Technology.
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We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Telecommunications Technology
Employment for network administrators is expected to grow 5% until 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Across the globe, mobile-data traffic is increasing more than 50% per year and wireline traffic is rising by about 20%, according to a report from Cisco.
Deloitte predicts the rollout of 5G will be a crucial connector for the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and mobile media – leading to more job prospects in the field.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators Salary: National Average
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"That master's degree had been on my bucket list for more than 20 years and I just started thinking now’s the time, I'm not going to procrastinate anymore!" —Carolyn Hinkley, graduate.
Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Accreditation & Associations
University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.
The Colorado Technology Association represents technology leaders, professionals, companies, IT departments, government and legislative leaders, and industry advisors. CTA provides members with community, insight, connections and advocacy. Our industry development work spans public policy to education to leadership.