Program Requirements

Big Changes are Coming - Reorganization of Courses

Beginning with the Fall semester 2015, some big changes are coming to the TCOM program. We have reorganized the TCOM courses with the goal to eliminate the 1.5 credit half-semester courses from the program. Towards that end, we have combined pairs of 1.5 credit courses into single 3 credit hour cours. You will see these changes when the Fall schedule becomes available. Similarly, the catalog descriptions for all TCOM programs have been updated. Read on to learn about the detailed changes.

Additional Information for the Spring Semester

Welcome back to the Spring 2013 Semester. Here are a few additional pieces of information to help you with figuring out our various TCOM 590 and 690 courses and to help you with your course selection. This includes alternative offerings for 509/29, 519/39, and 548/556, new and exciting courses that are not yet listed in the catalog, additional options for satisfying the elective core requirement, and a list of courses that are available in distance education format.

Additional Information for the Spring 2012 Semester

Welcome back to the Spring 2012 Semester. To help you finalize your course selections for the Spring, here are a few additional pieces of information, including alternative offerings for 509/29 and 519/39, new and exciting courses that are not yet listed in the catalog, additional options for satisfying the elective core requirement, and a list of courses that are available in distance education format.

Fall 2011 Semester Additional Information

The Fall 2011 semester is only a few days away; we're looking forward to seeing you all back on campus at the end of August. There are a few things that you may not be familiar with and I would like to explain those to you. These include course pairs TCOM 509/529 and TCOM 519/539 being offered as full-semester courses, a reminder of courses that were recently introduced, options for meeting the Elective Core requirement, and the courses that are available as on-line distance education courses.
 

Fall 2010 Class Schedule: Additional Information

The Fall semester is only a few weeks away; we're looking forward to seeing you all back on campus at the end of August. As in prior semesters, there are a few changes that you may not be familiar with and I would like to explain those to you. These include course pairs TCOM 509/529 and TCOM 519/539 being offered as full-semester courses, a reminder of courses that were recently introduced, and the courses that are available as on-line distance education courses.

Academic Standards

The MS in Telecommunications requires that students meet and maintain satisfactory academic standards. These standards are measured by the student's grade point average (GPA) and the number of unsatisfactory grades a student may earn during his enrollment as a graduate student.

Provisional to Degree

If a student is admitted in provisional admission status, the “Provisional/Contingent Admission Contract” must be signed and submitted to the Admissions Office.  This contract stipulates condition the student must meet in order to transfer to degree-seeking status.

Time Extension

Students who will not meet published time limits because of circumstances beyond their control may petition for an extension.  Failure to meet the time limits or to secure approval of an extension request may result in termination from the program.  Students need to contact their academic office for a “Request to Extend Time to Complete Graduate Masters” form.  A student should write to the Dean and the Vice Provost explaining why she needs an extension and when she expects to finish the degree program.  This form has to be approved by both the Dean and the V

Time limit

Master’s degree students have six (6) years from the time of first enrollment as a degree-seeking student to complete their degrees.  The University catalog contains more details.

Warnings and Dismissal

A notation of academic warning is entered on the transcript of a graduate student who receives a grade of C, or a grade of F in a graduate course or while a grade of IN or IX is in effect.