The M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management Program at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies received the 2010 Graduate Program of Excellence Award from the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA).

The program was recognized in April at the annual ITERA Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Program Director and Associate Professor Martha Garcia-Murillo accepted the award on behalf of all faculty members who teach in the program.

“We are honored to be recognized by one of the most prestigious associations in the telecommunications field,” Garcia-Murillo said. “At Syracuse, we are fortunate to have an outstanding team of educators who are on the leading edge of the field. They are highly regarded experts in a range of specialties, including wireless grids, mobile technologies, Internet governance and transnational policy, and network security, among others. The high caliber of our faculty members enable us to recruit some of the best and brightest students.”

ITERA selected the Syracuse program based on its exceptional curriculum, special projects, research centers, student engagement, and national recognition.

The iSchool launched its M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management in 1993, as a multidisciplinary degree program combining technology, policy, and management. The program prepares IT professionals and new industry entrants to shape the future by providing a broader view of how to apply and use networking technologies to solve business problems.

ITERA endeavors to advance telecommunications science through the creation of a forum for telecommunications and networking professionals, educators, and researchers. It is a partner of the United States Telecommunications Association (USTA) and the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA).