2016-2017 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Computer Science (Distance Format), MS
Susan Older, 4-181 Center for Science and Technology, 315-443-4679, Fax 315-443-2583; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Barnard, Howard A. Blair, Tomislav Bujanovic, Stephen J. Chapin, Biao Chen, C.Y. Roger Chen, Shiu-Kai Chin, Jun Hwan (Brandon) Choi, Wenliang (Kevin) Du, Sara Eftekharnejad, Ehat Ercanli, Makan Fardad, James W. Fawcett, Prasanta Ghosh, Jennifer Graham, Mustafa Cenk Gursoy, Can Isik, Andrew Chung-Yeung Lee, Jay Kyoon Lee, Yingbin Liang, Duane L. Marcy, Kishan G. Mehrotra, Chilukuri K. Mohan, Jae C. Oh, Susan Older, Vir Phoha, Qinru Qiu, James S. Royer, Tapan K. Sarkar, Fred Schlereth, Q. Wang Song, Sucheta Soundarajan, Jian Tang, Yuzhe (Richard) Tang, William C. Tetley, Pramod K. Varshney, Senem Velipasalar, Li Wang, Yanzhi Wang, Edmund Yu, Reza Zafarani
For students who want to expand their technical expertise beyond their undergraduate major, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) offers Master of Science (M.S.) degree in computer science. EECS has a long and distinguished record of graduate education, with many of our graduates placed in key positions in industry. Graduates from our master’s programs are well represented in such corporations as IBM, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, and Intel.
Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Communication, Software Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution, with an average GPA of 3.0 or better is required. Core competency in Discrete Mathematics, Calculus, Data Structures, Computer Organization, and knowledge of programming languages (C, C++, Java, etc.) is preferred.
GRE Verbal score of 150 or better (using New GRE Score System); GRE Quantitative score of 155 or better (using New GRE Score System); GRE Analytical (multiple choice) score of 650 or better, or a score of 3.5 or better in the new Analytical Writing; for international students: TOEFL computer-based score of 223 (Internet-based score 85; paper-based score 563) or better; GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better.
The M.S. in Computer Science requires students to complete 30 total credits including 12 credits of core courses and 18 credits of electives.
A maximum of 9 transfer credits for students admitted to the online programs. Transfer credits are certified after the students complete their course work requirements. Upon completion of course work, the College forwards the necessary paperwork to the Graduate School, which certifies any transfer credits (as well as the credits completed with us) prior to graduation.
The online MSCS program can be completed part-time.
The student must maintain a cumulative total GPA of at least a 3.0 in those courses to be credited towards the M.S. degree, and a minimum cumulative total GPA of 2.8 in all graduate courses taken at Syracuse University.