Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Master of Science in Computer Engineering Application Deadline

All students that wish to start this degree in Spring 2022 must have their application submitted by Sunday, October 10, 2021.

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Why Choose Computer Engineering?

Continue your education with a Master of Science in Computer Engineering degree. This program covers hardware and the integration of hardware and software. You can explore the subject by choosing our thesis or non-thesis options.

We have a mixture of courses available during the day, evening, or online, making it easier for working professionals to pursue this degree. When you graduate, you will be able to use current computer engineering techniques to solve a broad range of problems.

Program strengths include:

  • Faculty expertise
  • Well-equipped laboratory facilities
  • A curriculum that combines theory, software, and hardware
  • Opportunities to work with faculty members on research projects

A solid background in these core computer science skills will help you in your graduate degree studies:

  • Computer programming
  • Computer organization
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Programming languages
  • Operating systems
  • Problem-solving and implementation using computer programming

Academics and Curriculum

The entire program requires no less than 30 semester hours of coursework. This includes the Computer Science core courses and the completion of the thesis or non-thesis option. 

Computer Science and Computer Engineering courses at the 6000 level and above can be used toward your degree. Program level prerequisites, including CEG 6350 Operating System Internals and Design, do not qualify.

View the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program information, outcomes, and requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Program Prerequisites

At least one year of formal coursework in computer programming. Formal coursework in data structures, computer organization, and operating systems is also required.

The materials covered in these courses should be equal to Wright State University courses:

  • CS 3100 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CEG 3310 Computer Organization
  • CEG 4350 Operating Systems Internals and Design

If you do not have a year of formal coursework in computer programming, you may show programming proficiency by:

Students lacking other prerequisite coursework may be assigned additional prerequisite courses upon admission.

Math Prerequisites

  • One-year sequence in calculus and calculus-based physics
  • Knowledge of linear or matrix algebra, probability, and statistics


Admission Requirements

The admission process is competitive.  Successful applicants will usually meet the following expectations:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field
  • A 3.0 GPA.

If you do not meet the admission expectations above you may still be considered for admission. We will take into account your current academic and professional achievements when making this decision. In particular, students with a higher GPA in the last two years of their undergraduate degree, or high grades in computer science and mathematics coursework are often eligible for admission.

International Students

International students must meet English language proficiency requirements. Please contact the University Center for International Education for more information on the admissions process for international students.

How to Apply

Graduate students should apply for admission through Wright State's Graduate School.

Program Dismissal

You can find all admission and dismissal guidelines on the Graduate School Policies and Procedures page.

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