Syracuse University

School of Information Studies

Telecommunications and Network Management


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management; online or campus-based classes available

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Telecommunications and Network Management graduate degree is a 36-credit hour program available in both online and on-campus formats. The master's degree program provides students with the skills to design networks, establish or influence policy, make technology adoption and standards decisions, create cost models for new technology implementations, calculate return on investment, and grasp the organizational and user implications of networking systems. A Bridge Between Management and Technology The TNM program is not an engineering or programming degree. It is designed to give professionals a broader view of how to apply and use networking technologies to solve business problems. Effective management of telecommunications and networking requires an understanding of technology in its organizational context. One must know the protocols, systems, and hardware, but one must also understand budgets, organizational processes, user needs, vendors and the industry. The degree provides what an increasing number of businesses tell us they want: technology-savvy managers who can bridge the gap between the capabilities of IT and its implementation and use. The TNM degree is designed to meet the needs of professionals who are: * individuals with a technical or engineering background who lack skills in the management and user aspects of telecommunications and data networking; * middle managers who are considering a management degree but want more of a focus on telecommunications and networking; and * workers in the telecommunication industry with experience in the field who have undergraduate degrees in other areas and want to improve their credentials for job advancement Graduates of the TNM program have an outstanding placement record. Graduates fill a growing demand for professionals who can keep up with rapidly changing technology without losing sight of market needs and the strategic value of information.



International Student Requirements:

* International applicants – Applicants who are citizens from the following English speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL testing scores: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom. International applicants who would need Syracuse University to issue them an I-20 form for a student visa must show sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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