Admissions Overview

At Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science, we seek students who are passionate about computing and who understand the broad impact that new technologies and ideologies can have on society. Our students are interdisciplinary leaders with the ability to successfully meet the demands of a selective, rigorous graduate program.

Prospective students should have a strong interest in computing and computer systems, and how to further develop the necessary skills to take-on advanced computing and cybersecurity challenges. Most have a strong background in computer science or other computing disciplines and are seeking an advanced degree that will help them further develop specialized skills in one or more areas of computing. To ensure that students are well prepared for the academic rigor of the program, there are two preparatory courses available. Learn more about our preparatory courses.

Admissions Deadlines

Syracuse offers start dates for online programs four times per year, in January, April, July, and October. Applications are now being accepted for the start dates listed below, and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Application Deadlines
Classes Start Early Priority Deadline Priority Deadline Application Deadline
January 2020 September 20, 2019 October 11, 2019 November 8, 2019
April 2020 December 19, 2019 January 9, 2020 February 6, 2020
July 2020 March 19, 2020 April 9, 2020 May 7, 2020
October 2020 June 18, 2020 July 9, 2020 August 6, 2020

Application deadlines are subject to change. Please request information to receive any deadline updates via email, and check back regularly.

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Students who submit by the priority application deadline will receive admissions decisions first and be able to connect with Syracuse faculty and resources sooner. Additionally, for students who submit by the priority deadline, the application fee of $75 is reduced to $45. You can review full application requirements here. If you are interested in applying for an on-campus program, please access that application here.

To speak with an admissions counselor about applying, call Phone Number: 844-797-4364 or email us.