Telecommunications professionals with an eye on leadership positions with broadcasters, cell phone companies, Internet
service providers, radio stations, and TV networks pursue master’s degrees in telecommunications. These programs allow
students to explore fundamental theories and current industry practices, with an emphasis on developing the skills
necessary to become industry leaders.
Master’s degrees in telecommunications prepare students with the technological skills, critical tools, and the
knowledge needed to perform, persuade, and communicate in our global media environment. In addition to a focus on
media industries and technologies, many programs emphasize globalism through international and comparative studies.
Just a few of the topics studied in a master’s degree in telecommunications include:
Internet-based distribution systems
Comparative studies of digital broadcasting
Media literacy and citizenship
Journalism history and media sociology
These programs may be designed as:
Master of Arts in Telecommunication
Master of Arts in Digital Communication
Master of Arts in Media Studies
Master of Arts in Telecommunications and Film
Admission into a telecommunications master’s degree is dependent upon the completion of a bachelor’s degree from an
accredited college or university, a minimum undergraduate GPA, and GRE scores. It is common for institutions to also
require admission essays, references, and interviews with the admissions staff.
These graduate degrees are often professional degrees, meaning that they prepare students for creative and management
careers in the media industries. A few institutions also offer telecommunication master’s degrees that prepare
students for careers in scholarly research and doctoral study.
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