The following information describes our on-campus master's program, for information on our online program, visit engineeringonline.syr.edu.
Students are required to complete 30 credit hours of courses, consisting of 15 credits of core, 9 credits of technical cybersecurity electives, and 6 credits in CIS/CSE courses at 600 level or higher, as described below:
CSE 643 - Computer Security 3 credit(s)
CSE 644 - Internet Security 3 credit(s)
CSE 634 - Assurance Foundations 3 credit(s)
CIS 657 - Principles of Operating Systems 3 credit(s)
CIS 675 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3 credit(s)
Technical Cybersecurity Electives
Students will take 9 credits of Technical Electives
CIS 628 - Introduction to Cryptography 3 credit(s)
CSE 774 - Principles of Distributed Access Control 3 credit(s)
CIS 752 - Wireless Network Security 3 credit(s)
Any 700-level security courses from EECS
Nontechnical cybersecurity electives:(Drawn from course offerings from units across SU including College of Law, the iSchool, and Maxwell)
6 Additional Credits
6 additional credits drawn from the list of technical cybersecurity electives, the list of nontechnical cybersecurity electives, or from any CIS/CSE courses at the 600-level or higher. At most 3 credits of nontechnical cybersecurity electives are permitted.
Employment Outcomes Based on exit surveys of 2017 and 2018 Syracuse University Computer Science and Cybersecurity MS graduates.
Companies that hire our MS graduates: 2U, ADP, Air Force Research Lab, Amazon, American Express, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Blackhawk Networks, BlackRock, Boeing, Cerner Corporation, Comcast,Ernst & Young, eBay Inc, Ford, EPE Innovations, Ernst & Young, Ford, Goldman Sachs, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., High 5 Games, Houzz, IBM, IMVU, INFICON, Intercontinental Exchange, Investing Channel, Jeppesen, Lowenstein Sandler, LLC, McKinsey & Company, NCC Group, NSI-MI, Parsons Corporation, Petuum, Playmaker Health, PwC, Rockwell Collins, Samsung, Securonix, SRC Inc, Symantec, Syrasoft, Telenav Inc, ViaSat Inc., Walmart Labs, WXYZ, Yahoo, Yelp, Zify
Job location: 98% in the US, 2% outside of US
Job location within the US:
20% San Francisco Bay Area, 18% Metropolitan New York City, 8% Syracuse/Central New York, 5% Metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC, 5% Texas (Austin/Dallas/Houston), 5% Washington (Seattle), 3% Metropolitan Los Angeles, 33% Other
Job titles: Senior Programmer, Advisory Programmer & Data Analyst, Computer Scientist, Data scientist, Digital Analyst, Entrepreneurial Software Engineer, Full-Stack Software Engineer, Quality Systems Analyst, Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Developer, Software Dev Eng, Software Engineer Autonomous Cars, Software Engineer-Android, Systems Engineer, Technology Consultant