Applicants for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Telecommunications program must meet the following requirements:

  • possess the MSIS or MST degree from the School of Information Sciences or a master’s degree with equivalent competencies from an accredited university;
  • have attained a quality point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 point scale) or its equivalent from the institution awarding the degree;
  • give evidence and/or letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s aptitude and motivation to pursue studies at a level beyond the master’s degree.
  • A personal interview is recommended for all applicants.

Online Application Is Available. We offer a Web-based application to make our application process as easy and convenient as possible for you. You can get started right now by clicking on the link above. This link includes the form for your letters of recommendation.

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The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era. Further, the University will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University’s mission. For the complete policy, click here.