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MS in Computer Engineering
University of Cincinnati


The M.S.programs in Computer Engineering is designed with a focus on research. These research programs are supported by both federal and industrial funding as well as numerous state-of-the-art research laboratories.The research programs of the department cover a wide spectrum of activities in the primary disciplines of communications, electromagnetics, mechatronics, electronics, photonics, computer architecture, power systems, and software enabled systems. The department is equipped with an extensive computer facility consisting of a variety of state-of-the art mainframes, workstations, and personal computers located in several open laboratories and in a large number of specialized research laboratories.

The Department of Engineering and Science Education offers graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Engineering Education. This educational experience is designed for graduate students who seek experience in preparation for an academic career and wish to further their understanding of the education process in engineering. This certificate program includes a range of courses

On Campus Program

The on campus program is aimed at establishing taeamwork and collaboration which are crucial for computer engineers to master, so from your first day on campus, you’ll learn how to solve real-world problems as part of a team. You’ll study circuits and electronics, computer hardware and computer software to name a few. Senior year, you can narrow your study focus even more by choosing one of the following technical elective tracks: communications and networks; digital signal processing; electronics; robotics; computer hardware; and software and architecture.

Required courses

  1. Computing Foundations
  2. Graphics and Visualization
  3. Informatics and Scientific Computation
  4. Interactive Computing
  5. Software Engineering
  6. Systems and Implementation



Annual Tuition Fee*

24 Months

Course Duration


Course Credits

On Campus

Delivery Medium

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Application Fee


Application Link

Application Deadline


Fall Financial Aid


Fall Final Deadline



Transcripts English Language Proficiency Online application Statement of Purpose Two letters of recommendation

Min English Scores





Academic Pre-Requisites

The thesis option must include a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level course work at the 6000-level, 8000-level, or 9000-level, including the following: Exactly six (6) credit hours of ECE 8910 (M.S. Thesis Research) A minimum of 24 credit hours of letter-graded coursework. The Focus Area Requirements for one of the focus areas in the major must be satisfied. At least twelve (12) credit hours of the letter-graded coursework must consist of ECE courses. At least twelve (12) credit hours of the letter-graded coursework must be at the 800-level or 9,000-level. No credit for coursework at the 7000-level can be applied towards the degree requirements. No credit for either ECE 8900 or MATH 6000 can be applied towards the degree requirements.

GRE - Required of all international students; GRE is exempt for students that earned a degree from an ABET accredited university (or equivalent accreditation) in the USA with a GPA of 3.0+

Transcript(s) and Degree Certificates (unofficial transcripts are used for admissions review, only admitted applicants submit official transcripts). GPA minimum 3.0 or equivalent. Statement of Purpose. Two letters of recommendation. International students - English Proficiency Test: TOEFL (minimum 92) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)



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  • fall 2019

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  • fall 2021

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Computer Engineering
  • fall 2021

Mohan Vanga


Computer Engineering
  • fall 2021

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Computer Engineering
  • fall 2021


Cincinnati Masters graduates have worked at more than 375 companies through cooperative education. Students who co-op have the ability to apply what they’ve learned in class to real-life situations while making invaluable contacts in the field they’ve chosen to pursue. Currently about 44% of academically-eligible engineering, computing and applied sciences students participate in Co-op.

Our graduates have found positions with companies such as Intel, IBM, Duke Energy, Microsoft, Texas Instruments and SPAWAR.

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