Syracuse University Partners with 2U to Launch Engineering@Syracuse

MS in Computer Engineering, MS in Computer Science and MS in Cybersecurity now supported by 2U

Feb 03, 2016, 09:00 ET from 2U, Inc.

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Syracuse University and 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), today announced a partnership to launch Engineering@Syracuse which will include three online degrees, including the Master of Science in Computer Engineering, the Master of Science in Computer Science, and the Master of Science in Cybersecurity. The three degrees will be housed within the Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science joins the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and the School of Information Studies as the fourth school at Syracuse University offering online degrees through 2U.

The new partnership will enhance the College of Engineering and Computer Science's existing online graduate degrees in computer engineering and computer science by combining 2U's advanced learning platform and technology-enabled services with the College's innovative, real-world curriculum and award-winning faculty, who are at the forefront of research and discovery in areas including artificial intelligence, data mining methodologies in cybersecurity, assured systems that degrade in the face of attack and failure, and the intersection of computational complexity, formal methods, and programming language semantics.  The partnership will also launch a new online graduate degree in cybersecurity.

"At Syracuse, we believe in education that transcends traditional classroom learning. That's why the College of Engineering and Computer Science has created dynamic online programs to allow students around the world to earn degrees from Syracuse while continuing to work in their careers," said Teresa A. Dahlberg, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. "We have chosen to make this change and partner with 2U because of 2U's unique comprehensive operating infrastructure and demonstrated ability to support universities in delivering the highest quality online degrees. This partnership will strengthen our ability to offer invaluable opportunities for students and will help us further our mission of developing computer science experts, leaders and innovators."

"We are honored that the College of Engineering and Computer Science has entrusted us to deliver and support its online degrees," said Andrew Hermalyn, 2U executive vice president and regional general manager.  "These are exciting new degrees for 2U and represent our entry into the engineering vertical. We look forward to growing our relationship with Syracuse University and supporting its innovative spirit."

The three degree offerings will feature live face-to-face online classes taught by College of Engineering and Computer Science professors, dynamic course content, and real-world learning experiences. Engineering@Syracuse students must meet the same academic criteria as students in the on-campus degrees.

Syracuse will begin accepting applications for the MS in Computer Engineering, the MS in Computer Science and the MS in Cybersecurity degrees at Engineering@Syracuse in May 2016 for the first cohort, which will begin classes in October 2016.  For more information on Engineering@Syracuse please visit

About the Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science Since it was founded in 1870, Syracuse University has adhered to a dedication to innovative thinking, daring choices, community service, and entrepreneurship locally and around the world. Syracuse University's acclaim and rich history of engineering and computer science began in 1901. Today, alumni of Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science are found in all 50 states and in 165 countries. The College of Engineering and Computer Science is ranked a Best Engineering Graduate School by U.S. News & World Report. Syracuse University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top 50 Best Value School, and has been named a Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.

About 2U 2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world's best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential. Our Platform, a fusion of cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services, provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students globally. Blending live face-to-face classes, dynamic course content and real-world learning experiences, 2U's No Back Row® approach ensures that every qualified student can experience the highest quality university education for the most successful outcome.

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