Admission to the program is open to individuals holding a bachelor's degree in any communications-related discipline or to those who have taken a bachelor's in an unrelated field, but are currently pursuing telecommunications careers.
For unconditional admission, applicants must have earned a minimum undergraduate academic grade point average of 3.0 in their major area of study and not less than a 3.0 average overall, and demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
For conditional admission, applicants must have earned a minimum undergraduate average of 2.5 in their major area of study and not less than a 2.5 average overall.
Other admissions criteria include the following:
- Recommendations from practicing telecommunications professionals, or other professionals and/or academicians;
- Career objectives as outlined in an entrance essay to be completed by the applicant;
- Previous academic achievement, professional accomplishments, and earned degrees; and
- Results obtained on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). These must be sent directly from the Education Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, and may not be more than five years old prior to the date of application.