College of Engineering & Applied Science - Boulder



An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.

Expand your career by mastering not only the latest telecom technologies, but also the business skills and law and policy knowledge essential to achieving success in today’s world. Within the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program, you can develop expertise in leading-edge specialties such as networking, wireless, security, policy, and energy—and gain hands-on experience in our world-class labs.

How to Apply

The graduate education application process is complex with varying requirements for each program of study. We encourage you to carefully review the graduate admissions website for degree program requirements, application requirements and application deadlines. The departments make all final decisions on applications. Please direct any inquiries directly to the program you wish to apply to.

Degree Requirements

The Graduate School, in conjunction with the department and deans approve dual master's degree programs. Qualified graduate students are approved for dual-degree program upon meeting the qualifications of each graduate program and any special qualifications as outlined by each program's approved guidelines. Minimum standards and qualifications for admission and continuation may be found in each department's approved program guide.

State Authorization

The University of Colorado must be authorized, exempted, or licensed by each state to offer its online programs to non-Colorado resident students. Below is a list of states with restrictions on enrollment and activity. Students living in these states cannot enroll in any online course, program, certificate, or degree offered:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Utah

States with TBD or Not Set Status:

Students living in the following states must contact a program advisor before enrolling in the program:

  • Armed Forces Europe
  • Armed Forces Pacific
  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands