Earn Your Online Computer Science Master’s Degree With Syracuse University

As a student in the online Master of Science in Computer Science program at Syracuse University, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the systems, methodologies and emerging technologies that can be used to answer some of the most complex challenges facing the tech industry today  — all without having to put your current career on hold.

Online MS Computer Science Curriculum

The online Master of Science in Computer Science program will not only equip you with key programming and software engineering skills, but it will also empower you to question, analyze and create solutions for future tech challenges. Consisting of 30 total credits, the curriculum can be completed in as few as 15 months and covers key topics such as advanced programming, security and assurance, computer architecture and artificial intelligence. 

Courses in the online Master of Science in Computer Science program include:

  • Structured Programming and Formal Methods
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Principles of Operating Systems
  • Object Oriented Programming C++
  • Software Engineering
  • Mobile Application Programming
  • Fundamentals of Data and Knowledge
  • Machine Learning

Online Computer Science Admissions

Applicants to the Master of Science in Computer Science program should be passionate about tech innovation and be able to demonstrate their ability to succeed in a demanding program. A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or in a related field from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better is required. Please note that admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and no GRE scores are required to apply.

Application Requirements

Applicants to the online Master of Science in Computer Science program must submit the following:

  • Transcripts: Official degree-bearing transcripts are required.
  • Resume: Your resume should detail your employment history, academic honors, military experience, leadership roles, and professional and community activities.
  • Personal Statement: Your 500-word essay should detail your reasons for wanting to study at Syracuse University, your academic and work experiences, as well as the way you will leverage this program to achieve your career goals.
  • Letters of recommendation: Your two professional or academic references should detail your problem-solving skills, discipline, and organizational and communication abilities.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The cost-per-credit and number of credits that students enrolled in an online master’s program at Syracuse University are required to complete will vary by program. As you explore ways to finance your online master’s in computer science, keep in mind that there may be a number of resources available to you, such as: 

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • Private loans
  • Scholarship
  • Employer sponsorship
  • Veterans benefits

For more information on tuition and financial aid, including military benefits, visit our financial aid webpage.

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