Earn a Master of Science in Computer Engineering Online

Top-20 Ranked for Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs¹

GRE Waivers and Preparatory Courses Available

Develop and Manage New Technologies

Syracuse University is ranked the No. 19 Best Online Graduate Information Technology Program¹ and takes a unique approach to educating computer engineering professionals.

  • Complete in as few as 15 months
  • Live online classes taught weekly
  • Access coursework 24/7
  • 1 in-person immersion weekend
  • 4 cohort start dates a year
  • Join a Global Syracuse Alumni Network

Experience a Multidisciplinary Curriculum

The M.S. in Computer Engineering consists of 30 total credits, including 12 credits of core courses, 18 credits of electives, and one immersion. Coursework focuses on keeping up with new and emerging technologies while building critical skills and advanced knowledge in key areas, including:

  • security and assurance
  • artificial intelligence
  • computer architecture
  • advanced programming

Projected Growth in Computer Engineering Careers


projected increase in demand for computer and information research scientists from 2018 to 2028²


average annual salary for computer hardware engineers³

Core Competency Prerequisites for Admissions

To ensure students are prepared for the academic rigor of the program, applicants should have prior demonstrated academic and/or work experience in areas such as programming, discrete math and data structures, operating systems, or computer architecture and organization.

  • Additional preparatory courses may be required for students admitted into the program who do not have prior experience in the core competencies outlined above.
  • GRE waivers are available to applicants who meet at least one of the academic or previous work experience prerequisite requirements, such as:

4+ years of work experience in a technical or related field

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater, with a quantitative or technical relevant degree

Connect with our Admissions team to talk more about the program requirements and your previous experience.

¹ U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs 2020, https://www.usnews.com/education/online-e ducation/computer-information-technology/rankings (retrieved March 16, 2020)
² Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Computer and Information Research Scientists, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-and-information-research-scientists.htm (retrieved March 16, 2020)
³ Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Computer Hardware Engineers, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/computer-hardware-engineers.htm (retrieved March 16, 2020)