The Master of Science in Telecommunications Management program provides students with advanced technical knowledge of applied communications, integrated with a solid grounding in business management techniques. Students with engineering, sciences, business and liberal arts BS/BAs are encourage to apply. Academic projects and Work experience are valued elements during the application review.
The program is designed for students and communications industry professionals seeking to advance their careers, for business professionals looking for ways to leverage their communications resources for enabling their business, and for academics preparing for the challenges of research and teaching. The courses are designed to establish a fine balance between academic fundamentals and industry realities and requirements. In addition to strong practical, real-world telecommunications and management skills, graduates of the program leave with improved communication, interpersonal, and team skills.
Specialized concentrations are available in: Management Wireless Communications; Broadband; Advanced Technologies; Project Management and General Management. These options provide students the flexibility to customize their studies to best meet their academic and career interests.
Admission to the Master of Telecommunications program requires a bachelor’s degree with at least a B average, including a semester of calculus. For students who lack this prerequisite, Stevens offers a non-credit calculus course for telecommunications management (e.g., TM 500). International students need a TOEFL score of 550 (213 for computer-based, 80 for Internet-based) and GRE or GMAT scores at the 50th percentile.
International students for whom English is a second language need a TOEFL score of 550 (213 for computer-based, 80 for Internet-based) to be considered for admission to the graduate program. The subsections of the TOEFL (Reading, Listening, Verbal and Writing) are evaluated by the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) coordinator and if a weakness in proficiency in any of the subsections, the student will be placed upon arrival in an appropriate English course – English Language Communication (ELC) offered by the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens. Students receive a grade for the class based on attendance, participation, completed assignments, and a final presentation and paper, which serve as a post-test. Students are required to take the ELC course in their final semester. International students are also required to submit GMAT (or GRE) test scores.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply at any time during the year.
Prerequisites may include a semester of calculus (TM 500 or equivalent.)
In addition to a number of off-campus (corporate-sponsored) programs, Telecommunications Management is offered on campus on weekdays and via WebCampus. Courses are offered year-round, in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.