Prospective Student FAQS

I would like to know my chance of getting admitted to your program. My GRE, TOEFL, and GPA are the following.

Unfortunately, we cannot answer this question unless you apply and submit all necessary documents.


What is minimum GPA, TOEFL, GRE, etc?

The admission review is holistic. We will look at all academic achievements. We do not admit or deny admissions based on single academic score.


Do you have an English program for international students?

Yes. Visit: http://eli.syr.edu You must understand that admissions to the ELI program is completely separate from admissions to the EECS department. There is no guarantee that you will be admitted to the EECS department after completing the ELI program.


I would like to update my transcript that is already submitted.

Please contact EECSadmissions@syr.edu


I do not have a test score (GRE or TOEFL). Can I get a waiver?

Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to assisting and supporting you in your academic endeavors during these challenging times. As such, the submission of GRE scores is optional for M.S. applicants to the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) for Fall 2022. Students are encouraged to submit GRE scores if available, but they are not required.

The TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo score is required to demonstrate English proficiency. Only students who have already studied in the US/Canada/UK/Australia are exempt.


What is deadline for application for MSCS, MSCE, MSEE, and MSCyber?

We have a rolling admissions. However, in general for Fall admissions, we encourage you to apply before May 15th to increase your chance of acceptance. For Spring, you should apply before October 15th. Early applications will increase your chances for admissions as well as financial aid (i.e., tuition discount).


Do you accept Spring admissions?

Yes. See above for deadlines.


What are admission requirements?

In general, we expect applicants to have a proper academic background for the program they are apply.


Do you offer financial aid such as TA or RA for Master’s program students?

MS applicants are considered for a merit scholarship at the time of admission. TA and RA appointments are not available in your first semester. Eligible applicants can apply for such appointments in future semesters.


Is it still OK to apply for the next semester?

We have a rolling admissions. However, in general for Fall admissions, we encourage you to apply before May 15th to increase your chance of acceptance. For Spring, you should apply before October 15th. Early applications will increase your chances for admissions as well as financial aid (i.e., tuition discount). International students should be mindful of the considerable time it may take for visa processing and apply early.


If I have work experience, would that increase the chance of admission?

The admission review is holistic. We will look at all academic achievements. We do not admit or deny admissions based on single academic score.


What is the average test scores of GRE and TOEFL for admitted students in the past?

We do not keep track of these.


My undergraduate major was not in Computer Science. Would I be admitted?

If your major was not in Computer Science but you want to apply for Master’s program in Computer Science, please consider our 3-year MSCS program.


Does Syracuse EECS provides research in area X?

Please visit EECS research for information.


What is the cost of attendance?

Please visit:  https://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/cost-and-aid/cost-of-attendance/graduate/