MS in Telecommunications and Network Management

The Master of Science in Telecommunications and Network Management (TNM) at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a 36-credit degree program that provides you 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.

Available On-campus | Online | Full-time | Part-time

Courses & Curriculum

The Telecommunications and Network Management program is highly regarded on a domestic and international basis because of its unique curriculum and experiential learning opportunities. Together, these meld the understanding of network technology with knowledge of its application within organizations.

Overview (36 total credits)

  • 19 credits of primary core courses
  • 14 credits of elective courses
  • 3-credit exit requirement (capstone course)

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Application Requirements

Admissions requirements can be found on our application checklist..

The major components of the application are: the online application, academic transcripts, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, exam scores, resume or CV, and the $75 non-refundable application fee.

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Certificates of Advanced Study

With a little planning, it’s possible for you to receive both an MS and a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) from the iSchool with no additional coursework necessary. You can take a CAS concurrently with your master’s program.

Popular CAS choices for Telecommunications and Network Management students include:

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Online and On Campus

The Telecommunications and Network Management program is offered online, on campus, full-time, and part-time, or any mixture thereof.

All online MS in Telecommunications and Network Management students, along with all other newly admitted online master’s students, begin their first year of study with a required 7-day residency on the Syracuse University campus in July.

Learn more about the Summer Residency for Online Students

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines can be found on our Admissions page.

Master's programs at the iSchool only accept students for either a Fall start (campus students) or a Summer start (online students).

Those who apply before February 1 receive priority consideration for our merit-based scholarships and awards.