Earn your Online Master’s in Computer Engineering Degree with Syracuse University

Syracuse University prepares students to create groundbreaking, hardware, software, and assured solutions in the immersive online master’s in computer engineering

Through interactive, challenging curriculum and live, collaborative classes, you will develop the critical thinking expertise to succeed in a variety of career settings. 

Online Computer Engineering Curriculum

The Computer Engineering curriculum is designed to help you master innovative thinking strategies and solve complex computer engineering challenges in as few as 15 months. 

In the MS in Computer Engineering online degree program, you will explore new, advanced concepts in areas including security and assurance, network systems, object-oriented design, data structures, computer architecture, and advanced programming. 

The curriculum requires 30 credits to complete, including 12 core course credits and 18 electives. Each course is three credits. 

With four start dates a year and flexible online programming, you can design your degree to fit your life. 

Online Computer Engineering Admissions

If you are passionate about digital interfaces and computer systems, and looking for a program that offers flexibility and a curriculum that supports shaping advanced technologies, this program may be a good fit for you

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering online is a good fit for: 

  • Those with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or information technology; and
  • Those who have demonstrated core competencies in discrete mathematics, calculus, data structures, programming (C and C++) and computer organization.

Application Requirements

Prospective students should have a strong interest in computing and computer systems, and further developing the necessary skills to take on advanced computing and cybersecurity challenges. 

Applicants are reviewed holistically, with consideration to all facets of background including education, mathematical competency, GPA, related work experience and background. The review board looks for an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or a related STEM field with an average GPA of 3.0 or better. 

To ensure that students are well prepared for the academic rigor of the online master’s in engineering programs, the college offers two preparatory courses.

GRE scores are not required. Students are required to submit:

  1. Online application
  2. Online transcripts 
  3. Resume
  4. Letters of recommendation
  5. Personal statement
  6. Test scores
  7. Application fee

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in an online master’s program at the College of Engineering and Computer Science are charged tuition on a per-credit-hour basis. The current rate of tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $1,802 per credit, plus a one-time $100 program technology fee. These costs are based on the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Tuition is charged per credit, and all programs require 30 credits to complete. Students can expect to pay at least $54,060 for the entirety of the program. 

There are several financial aid options that may help you with academic and tuition costs. The resources below may help you discover more available funding options. 

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: 

Students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 in Direct Unsubsidized Loans per academic year, regardless of personal or spousal income.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans: 

All graduate students are potentially eligible to apply for Graduate PLUS Loan funding each academic year. This credit-based loan can be used to cover tuition and fees, and provide you with funding for living expenses up to the cost of attendance.

Private Loans: 

Students who require additional assistance may apply for education loans through private lenders. 


Students may be eligible to apply for outside scholarships.

Veterans Benefits: 

Students are eligible to explore the use of VA education benefits to fund their graduate program. For more information, contact the VA.

Employer Sponsorship: 

Check with your employer’s personnel or human resources division regarding tuition sponsorship.

Visit on online graduate programs page to learn more about the Online M.S. in Computer Engineering