2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering (Distance Format), MS

Program Director

Rick DiRubbo, Director of Online Learning, pwdirubb@syr.edu


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 engineering. 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, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Intel.


A bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution is required, with an average GPA of 3.0 or better.

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. Students with unique cridentials might be considered with exceptions.


The M.S. in Computer Engineering requires students to complete 30 total credits including 12 credits of core courses and 18 credits of electives.

Transfer Credit

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.

Part-time Study

The online MSCS program can be completed part-time.

Core Course Requirement

Each student’s program must include CSE 661 , CSE 664 CSE 674 , and CSE 687 .

Final Examinations

Candidates are required to complete the final examinations in all core coures with and average grade of B- or better.

Programs must include a minimum of 18 credits of CSE courses.

Satisfactory Progress

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. Students must complete the final examinations in all core courses with an average grade of B- or above.

Total Credits: 30

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering curriculum consists of 30 credit hours, 12 of which are from core courses, and the remaining credit hours are earned through elective courses.