Master of Science in Information Technology: Telecommunications Management

Professional Science Master'sThis program has been designated a Professional Science Master's Degree through the Council of Graduate Schools.

Telecommunications Management Specialization

The Telecommunications Management specialization is designed to provide the technical knowledge and management skills needed to plan, acquire, operate, and evaluate telecommunication systems. This specialization emphasizes critical management concepts, such as the structure and environment of the telecommunications industry, strategic planning, financial management, and quality improvement.

Career Path

The Master of Science program in Information Technology serves careers at the entry, mid-, or upper-level positions, depending upon the prior level of experience of the candidate.

Telecommunications Management

  • Telecommunication System Development and Deployment Specialist
  • Network Security Manager
  • Network Manager and Designer for local and wide area, wired and wireless systems
  • Information Systems Development and Deployment
  • Telecommunication System Business Manager
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Telecommunication Managers and Contractors

Course Requirements


Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take UCSP 605, Effective Graduate Writing (0).

Core Required Courses

UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
  • ITEC 625 Computer Systems Architecture (3)
  • ITEC 626 Information Systems Infrastructure (3)
  • ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
  • ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)

Core Rules

  • ITEC 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.
  • Students must complete 6 credits of core coursework before beginning specialization coursework.

Course Sequencing

  • Students must complete 27 credits of program coursework before taking TLMN 670.

Telecommunications Management (TLMN) Specialization

Capstone Course

TLMN 670 Capstone Course in Telecommunications (3)

Note: TLMN 670 is not offered during the summer term

Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.

* The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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