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Master of Science Degree

The MS in Telecommunications is designed to prepare students for professional careers in media creation and production, or media management and strategy.

Course Requirements

A minimum of 36 credit hours, including

  1. T505 Media Organizations, with a grade of B (3.0) or above.
  2. Other core course(s) corresponding to a chosen concentration area, with a grade of B (3.0) or above:
    • Design and Production Concentration: T580 Interactive Storytelling and Computer Games
    • Management Concentration: Two of the following: T502 Introduction to Research Methods in Telecommunications, T504 Introduction to Telecommunications Policy Studies, T522 Managing the Creative Process, T532 Economics of Media Industries, T571 Applied Cognitive and Emotional Psychology, T610 The Networked Society
  3. A Program of Study listing all courses toward the degree, approved by the student's Advisory Committee.

At least 18 credit hours must be taken within the Department of Telecommunications.

Advisory Committee

Each student will receive initial guidance from a faculty member assigned by the Director of Graduate Studies. During the second semester, each student will select a three-member Advisory Committee that will be responsible for approving the student’s Program of Study, administering the final exam, and granting approval for the degree. At least two members of the Advisory Committee must be from the Department of Telecommunications. Students who fail to select an Advisory Committee or construct a Program of Study by the end of the second semester in the program will be considered to be making inadequate progress toward the degree.

Grades B (3.0) average or above. Any semester's work averaging less than B will result in the student's being placed on academic probation. Accumulation of three individual course grades of C (2.0) or lower for graduate credit will result in dismissal of the student from the program. The departmental Graduate Committee evaluates each student's progress toward the degree every semester.

Final Examination

Students must pass a comprehensive written and oral examination, administered by the Advisory Committee. The exam consists of:

Design & Production Concentration:

  • Approved creative media project
  • Written exam on coursework and project (8 hours)
  • Oral defense

Management Concentration:

  • Written exam on coursework and project (8 hours)
  • Oral defense