Application Requirements

Applicants to the College of Engineering and Computer Science should have a strong computational background and a desire to develop specialized skills in one or more areas of computing. Typically, applicants hold an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field.

To complete your application, you must submit the following:

Online Application

You can access the online application here.

Official Transcripts

You will be required to submit official degree-bearing transcripts from all academic institutions you have attended.

Undergraduate Requirements by Program

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity: A bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution, with an average GPA of 3.0 or better. Core competencies in Basic Systems Knowledge, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, and High-level Programming are recommended.
  • M.S. in Computer Engineering: A bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution, with an average GPA of 3.0 or better. Core competencies in Discrete Mathematics, Calculus, Data Structures, Programming (C), and Computer Organization are recommended.
  • M.S. in Computer Science: A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Core competencies in Discrete Mathematics, Calculus, Data Structures, Programming (C++), and Computer Organization are recommended.

Official degree-bearing transcripts are required. You may be required to submit transcripts from the other academic institutions you have attended as well. Please send transcripts to:

Application Processing Services
Engineering@Syracuse
Suite 501
7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706

Institutions that use electronic transcript services can send your official degree-bearing transcript via email.

Resume

In a current business resume, list any relevant professional experience, including title, dates, and full-time or part-time status.

Personal Statement

Please provide a personal statement, written entirely by you, with no outside assistance, detailing why you wish to study for the degree you have chosen. Please describe how your academic and professional experience has prepared you for this program. Please make sure to elaborate on any professional hands-on computing experience. Lastly, please describe your career goals and how completing this program will help you to achieve these goals.

Your statement should be double-spaced, approximately 500 words, and include your name and date of birth on each page. The file format should be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF format.

Letters of Recommendation

You will be required to submit two letters of recommendation from supervisors or peers.

Test Scores

Official GRE scores or an expected test date is required for all applicants with an undergraduate GPA under 3.0.

The Syracuse University School Code is: 2823.

GRE scores can be self reported and waivers are available for qualified students.

GRE Requirement Waiver Policy:

GRE General Exam scores are required for all applicants with the exception of the following groups, where an applicant could be eligible for a GRE waiver. Contact an admissions counselor to learn more about testing waivers.

  • Four or more years of prior professional full-time work experience in a technical or related field
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater, with a quantitative or technical relevant degree, from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Graduated in good standing from a relevant Syracuse University undergraduate degree program
  • Previous Master's degree

International Applicants:

If you are an international applicant or your native language is not English, the TOEFL or the IELTS exam is required.

Learn more about requirements for international applicants.

Application Fee

The nonrefundable application fee for all programs is $75. If you apply before the priority deadline, the application fee will be reduced to $45.

Application fee waivers are available for:

  • Active-duty service members, veterans, current Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and employees.
  • Employer-sponsored applications

To learn more about application requirements and policies, speak with an admissions counselor at 844-797-4364 or via email.