School of Information Sciences - Telecommunications and Networking Program

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Welcome to the Telecommunications and Networking program

The world is becoming increasingly interconnected and the amount of information to be transferred via networks is staggering. People, corporations, and governments are actively seeking telecommunications professionals to design, manage and secure networks and telecommunications systems. These professionals will need in-depth knowledge of more than just the technology – they will need to understand the people and institutions who will utilize and benefit from that technology.

Here at the iSchool at the University of Pittsburgh, your graduate studies will allow you to gain the critical skills and knowledge to be a leader in the global telecommunications field. Our curricula incorporates courses in network design and management, systems and wireless systems, network security, management and policy, and human communication and information processing. Our laboratory facilities and federally-funded research programs enable you to acquire practical experience -- experience that will make you very competitive in today’s job market.

We hope that you will join us here at the iSchool, where our multidisciplinary faculty and rigorous courses of study will prepare you for a challenging career in telecommunications and networking.


Employers of MST graduates:

• British Telecommunications
• Ericsson Inc.
• Consol Energy
• ECI Telecommunications
• General Electric
• Hughes Network Systems
• Union Switch and Signal
• PPG Industries, Inc.
• US Steel
• Eli Lilly and Company
• Cisco Systems Inc.
• Bechtel Bettis
• Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications

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Learn More!

The iSchool hosts a number of opportunities for you to explore the Telecommunications program. Attend Information Sessions at the iSchool or online, whichever suits your schedule. More >

Job opportunities

  • Network analysts
  • Telecommunications analysts
  • Communications analysts
  • Network administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Research & development engineers
  • Customer-support engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Managers of network engineering

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