The Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) provides a unique institutional research environment that focuses on the application of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies applied to interdisciplinary problems in telecommunications of national and global scale. We seek to unlock substantial innovation by integrating students and faculty from different disciplines to conduct research on pressing technology, economic and policy issues in the telecom, information and communications technology areas. 
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General research categories:
  1. Networking Technologies
  2. Telecom Policy
  3. Network Security
  4. Wireless Networking
PhD students in ITP learn the necessary skills to conduct research with a focused study plan on their technical area of interest, often mirroring one of the established areas of research in the program such as broadband networking, wireless, policy, and security.  Much of the hands-on research developed or evaluated for new technologies occurs in the ITP Telecom Lab which serves as a world class lab for ITP graduate research projects. In addition, ITP provides financial support for students seeking a PhD based degree.