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Telecommunications (ENTS)   

Program Title and Classification


Graduate Degree Program

College: Engineering


The Master’s in Telecommunications Program offers students a unique opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary coursework from both the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. This extraordinary combination culminates in a degree that prepares students for the broad range of rigors and issues that encompass the dynamic telecommunications industry.

The program covers several different areas including Information System Security, Wireless Communications, Networking, and Business and Management for the telecommunications industry. The program may be pursued either full-time or part-time. All courses are scheduled in the evening to suit working professionals, while some courses additionally offer daytime sections.

The program is designed around a core curriculum that provides a solid technical foundation and management background. The Master’s in Telecommunications degree requires successful completion of 30 credits and a scholarly paper. Please visit our Degree Requirements page for detailed information.

Students may choose from a wide range of electives to develop their interests and complement their career goals. Please visit our Course Descriptions page for a detailed listing of our courses. In addition to the courses listed there, special topics electives are regularly offered. As our program keeps up with industrial trends, these courses focus on emerging, cutting-edge topics.

Please see our website,, for the most current information.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • CV/Resume (optional)

For the most current and detailed information regarding admissions and deadlines for the Master’s in Telecommunications, please refer to our Admissions page.

The program is open to applicants holding a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics or related technical fields with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of slightly less than 3.0 may be considered if they have demonstrated strong performance in prior graduate study and/or professional experience.

This program is professional in nature and has a non-standard tuition. Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $1,037.00 per credit. The tuition rate is the same for all students, regardless of residency or citizenship.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: 

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
1 May29 Sep
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
15 Mar29 Sep

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only (scholarly paper required): 30 credits

ENTS 622: Introduction to Digital Communication Systems (3 credits)

ENTS 640: Networks and Protocols I (3 credits)

ENTS 641: Networks and Protocols II (3 credits)

ENTS 625: Management and Organizational Behavior in the Telecommunications Industry (3 credits)

ENTS 630: The Economics of International Telecommunications (3 credits)

ENTS 632: Telecommunications Marketing Management (3 credits)

ENTS 635: Decision Support Methods for Telecommunication Managers (3 credits)

One additional approved core course (3 credits)

Electives (6 credits)

Students must also complete a scholarly paper by the time of graduation.


Requirements to earn the Master's in Telecommunications degree include completing 30 credit hours of course work, achieving a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, and submitting a satisfactory scholarly paper. The 30 credits include eight required courses and two elective courses. All graduate students at the University of Maryland are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester to remain in good standing.

Additional courses beyond the required courses must be approved by the Program Office and should not impede the student's progress towards degree completion. ALL courses taken at the University of Maryland count towards the student's cumulative GPA.

Please visit our Degree Requirements page for detailed information.


Facilities and Special Resources

Students enrolled in the Program are allowed exclusive access to the Telecommunications PC Lab.

Financial Assistance

Since the Master’s in Telecommunications Program does not normally offer financial support in the form of graduate assistantships, many of our students find assistantships in other units, especially non-academic units, which do not have graduate students.



Master's in Telecommunications Program Office

2433 A.V. Williams Building,University of Maryland,

College Park

MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-3682

Fax: 301-314-9324


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Telecommunications, Wireless, Networking, Network Security, Masters Degree, Business, Management, Technical, International, Regulation, Marketing, Telecom, Protocols.


Electrical and Computer Engineering (ENEE)