Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Strengthen your leadership skills and technical proficiency with an advanced degree in computer engineering.

Thesis and non-thesis options available. Both options require 30 credit hours of coursework to complete. This program is multidisciplinary.  Specialization areas of study include:

  • Digital Systems Design — topics include computer architecture, digital circuits, high performance systems, parallel processors, testing and VLSI design.
  • Electrical Engineering — can be an emphasis area in computer engineering or a separate degree. See the section on electrical engineering for emphasis areas in electrical engineering.
  • Embedded Computer Systems — topics include hardware/software co-design, microprocessor systems, real-time systems, and smart sensors.
  • Systems, Intelligence, and Software Engineering — topics include computational intelligence, computer networks, dependability, fault tolerance, image processing, neural networks and system security/survivability. 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from ABET accredited university (or equivalent international)
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.3 (for PhD BS ≥ 3.5  or MS ≥ 3.5)
  • GRE V+Q ≥ 305; GRE Q ≥ 155, and GRE WR  3.5
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 80, or IELTS  6.5

Doctorate Degree in Computer Engineering

Please contact the academic department for details on the distance doctorate program. Email or call 573-341-4519.

Graduate Certificates

Your Pathway to a Graduate Degree

Start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program, and credit earned may be applied toward your master’s degree.*

Computer Engineering Graduate Certificate Programs

*restrictions may apply 

Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Check with the academic department for program specific details and requirements. Learn more about the certificate to master's program.


Have a Question?

Missouri S&T Online Education

Sylvia Skouby, Associate Director for Online Admissions

Phone: 573-341-6903

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani
Associate Professor and Distance Learning Coordinator
135 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-7505
Fax: 573-341-4532