Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Science
  • Professional Masters of Network Engineering
  • Bachelor's-Accelerated Master's (BAM) & Dual MS Degrees

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The Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy (TCP) program is a highly-integrated and comprehensive graduate program combining technology, policy, and business with hands-on experience, which capitalizes on our cutting-edge security, telecom, and wireless labs. Expand your career by mastering the latest internet technologies, essential business skills, and policy knowledge to achieve success in today’s rapidly changing high-tech world.

TCP is developing the future leaders who will combat the latest cyber threats, engineer and grow the infrastructure behind cloud computing and networks, influence policies from privacy to the expansion of broadband, and create the next generation of technological innovations through the installment of entrepreneurship in every student.

We are developing leaders today for the technology of tomorrow. For nearly 50 years, we've educated students from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, business, economics, policy and strategy, and the legal professions who thrive on this intense and rapidly-changing technology environment. 

Today’s employers seek to hire highly-skilled professionals and managers who are effective communicators and decision makers with knowledge of the complex interdisciplinary environment that characterizes modern information networks. This is a field that is no longer a matter of technology alone; the information technology sector is providing rewarding careers for those with interdisciplinary skills in an exciting, rapidly changing, innovative marketplace.

The Boulder-Denver area is home to a large number of high-tech companies dedicated to networking and the Internet, which offer internship opportunities for students. Boulder is one of the top cities in the country for start-ups, and the area hosts several national labs.

The TCP provides a unique research environment that focuses on the application of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies applied to interdisciplinary problems in blockchain technologies, cyber-physical systems security, network, and wireless engineering, and security and policy of national and global scale. TCP's research unlocks innovative solutions to pressing technology, economic and policy issues in the telecom, information and communications technology areas. For example, we've identified low-cost broadband solutions for underserved areas throughout the world, new strategies for spectrum management, or how to make the internet operate more efficiently and securely.

The Spring 2018 graduates of TCP enjoy the good fortune to be very sought after in the industry. One hundred percent (100%) of graduates received full-time job offers within six months’ post-graduation!

A sample of employers:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Arista
  • CableLabs
  • Charter
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Juniper
  • Level 3 Communications
  • LogRhythm
  • Microsoft
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Verizon

Employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators is expected to grow much faster than average, with an increase of 30 percent by 2018. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Salary will vary depending on the size of a company, location and the telecom graduate’s previous years of work experience. Median annual salaries of TCP graduates was $91,000 in 2018.

Visit the TCP site for more data on TCP graduate employment outcomes.