The Interdisciplinary Telecom MS program combines courses in computer science and networking with hands-on, team-based learning that encourages innovative research, inquiry, and exploration. ITP offers many programs and degree options for current or prospective CU undergraduate and graduate students.

The MS degree is a two-year program that allows students to specialize in topics such as networking, policy & law, ethics, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship & economics. Students may choose one of two options: a coursework-only option where the student completes a two-sequence research and capstone project course, or a thesis option where the student researches, writes and defends a master’s thesis.ITP students learn traditional networking and programming skills by spending hundreds of hours in state-of-the-art laboratories mastering the operation of complex commercial technologies.

We also offer BS/MS concurrent degree and will soon be unveiling a Cyber Minor to complement any undergraduate degree - both of these programs will offer students electives and degree-relevant course options for a professional advantage in their future careers.

ITP is actively increasing the opportunities we provide to military service members, veterans, and professionals for career development. Through on-site and/or distance-learning (online) options, anyone can easily access one course to gain new expertise and knowledge or an entire degree to begin a new career in the hottest fields.

The following courses will be offered during the SPring 2019 semester. Many are offered online and are available to any CU Boulder student, not just ITP students or graduate students. Search for "TLEN" (or the relevant course prefix) at for more information.

  • COEN 5830-800  Designing for Defense
  • CSCI 3403-100  Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • TLEN 5050  Leading Oneself
  • TLEN 5130  Telecommunications Business Strategy (Lecture or Online)
  • TLEN 5210  Principles of Telecommunications Policy
  • TLEN 5260  Law and Economics of the Information Age (Seminar)
  • TLEN 5310  Telecommunications Systems (Lecture or Online)
  • TLEN 5370  IP Routing Protocols
  • TLEN 5410  Network Management and Operations
  • TLEN 5460  Corporate Internet Networking (Lecture w/ Lab)
  • TLEN 5520  Wireless Local Area Networks
  • TLEN 5560  Wireless Systems
  • TLEN 5585  Service Provider Networks (Lecture w/ Lab)
  • TLEN 5600  Telecommunications Seminar (Seminar or Online)
  • TLEN 5700  Capstone
  • TLEN 5830-001  Advanced Wireless (Lecture w/ Lab)
  • TLEN 5830-002  Mathematics of Cryptosystem
  • TLEN 5830-003  Cybersecurity Policy
  • TLEN 5830-004  Cybersecurity Auditing (Lecture or Online)
  • TLEN 5830-005  Implementing Cybersecurity Change
  • TLEN 5830-006  Introduction to Blockchain
  • TLEN 5830-008  Immersive Cyber Defense (Lecture or Online)
  • TLEN 5830-009  The Business of Fintech (Lecture or Online)
  • TLEN 5830-010  Penetration and Security Testing (Online)
  • TLEN 5830-011  Technology Ventures (Independent Study)
  • TLEN 5830-012  Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • TLEN 5842  Linux Systems Administration (Lecture or Online)
  • TLEN 6100  Advanced Next-Generation Networks
  • TLEN 8990  Doctoral Dissertation