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The Georgia Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that it will offer an online master's degree for less than $7,000 through a partnership with Udacity, an online course provider.

The pilot program for a master's in computer science from Georgia Tech, a public college, will cost students about one-third what Georgia students pay for on-campus enrollment, according to Bloomberg Businessweek (the on-campus cost is six to seven times higher for out-of-state students). The school explains on its website that the only difference between its MS and OMS is the course structure and the speed at which students choose to finish the classes.

The traditional Georgia Institute of Technology graduate program is ranked 10th nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

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Last Edited by aznboicn May 17, 2013 at 01:39 PM
[aznboicn] Not Accepting Applicants until Fall 2014: Sign up for Mailing list here: http://www.omscs.gatech.edu/mail/
What is OMS CS?

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T have teamed up to offer the first accredited Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) that students can earn exclusively through the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivery format and for a fraction of the cost of traditional, on-campus programs.



This collaboration brings together leaders in education, MOOCs and industry to apply the disruptive power of massively open online teaching to widen the pipeline of high-quality, educated talent needed in computer science fields. Not only will OMS CS serve as a catalyst for transformational change throughout higher education, it could serve as a blueprint to help the United States address the current shortage of workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.



The OMS CS program will begin accepting student applications to matriculate in Fall 2014. Whether you are a current or prospective computing student, a working professional or simply someone who wants to learn more about the revolutionary program, we encourage you to explore the Georgia Tech OMS CS: the best computing education in the world, now available to the world.

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Course enrollment limited to AT&T and Georgia Tech affiliates. Not sure when this will be available to the general public.

Official site: http://www.omscs.gatech.edu/
FAQ: http://www.omscs.gatech.edu/faq/

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How is this degree different from residential Georgia Tech MS CS?
The OMS CS will deliver educational content completely through the massive online format. This means it will differ from the residential MS CS in course structure, for example, but will provide an educational experience no less rigorous than the on-campus format.

Who can take courses?
All OMS CS courses will be available free of charge for anyone, anywhere in the world. Degree-seeking students will be virtually separated from "open" students to ensure degree program rigor.

Who can apply to the degree program?
Formal admission into the OMS CS program will require a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from an accredited institution, or a related Bachelor of Science degree with a possible need to take and pass remedial courses. Formal admission will also require the selection through a graduate admission committee that will meet periodically.

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sounds pretty good to me
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Last edited by pacp_ec May 17, 2013 at 09:25 AM
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Pretty sure, Georgia Tech is one of the top public engineering schools. Using the same link posted above:
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankin...logy-02049
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Georgia Tech is a top tier school in engineering and cs and this seems like a relatively inexpensive way of getting a part time masters Degree that is equivalent to what you get as if you were on campus. Other schools charge 4k per class.. The only issue I see is that these courses may not be the exact same as the ones on campus students take.
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Georgia tech is an OK school; but the key issue is online degree is not well recognized by most employers. And in most ivy undergrad institutions, MS in C.S/C.S.E can be obtained by taking only an additional half year of classes during your undergrad years.
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I normally come to slickdeals for deals on electronics. But this really is one of the best deals I have ever seen. If I didn't already have my masters I would definitely jump on this. Heck even now I'm considering jumping on this.
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It seems as if they offer preference to those with a Bachelors of Science in CS but a Bachelors of Science is required at minimum. FYI
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It seems as if they offer preference to those with a Bachelors of Science in CS but a Bachelors of Science is required at minimum. FYI
As it well should be... there's no reason one should be getting a MS without a BS.

This is an interesting offer. I have a PhD in biology, but I had to pretty much teach myself the cs skills required in modern data analysis along the way. Wonder if getting a formalized master's would actually help anything...
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I never understood online only degrees. Especially from reputable universities. What is stopping someone from paying a CS genius to take all the classes/exams for you? And then graduate with a degree in CS from a great school without doing anything. Cheating is probably rampant in these online degrees.
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Quote from juventus7777 View Post :
What is stopping someone from paying a CS genius to take all the classes/exams for you? And then graduate with a degree in CS from a great school without doing anything.
Outstanding idea! Can you recommend someone?
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I never understood online only degrees. Especially from reputable universities. What is stopping someone from paying a CS genius to take all the classes/exams for you? And then graduate with a degree in CS from a great school without doing anything. Cheating is probably rampant in these online degrees.
This is a non-issue. At least for a Master's degree, this is largely irrelevant. The only reason anyone would get a master's in the first place is to get a better job or advance in their current position. If you can't demonstrate the skills you would learn in this at a job interview/evaluation, you just flushed $7000 down the drain.
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Don't feed the troll. Everyone knows Georgia Tech is a top notch school.

Quote from vip00 View Post :
This is a non-issue. At least for a Master's degree, this is largely irrelevant. The only reason anyone would get a master's in the first place is to get a better job or advance in their current position. If you can't demonstrate the skills you would learn in this at a job interview/evaluation, you just flushed $7000 down the drain.
If that were true, cheating would not be such a problem.
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I have a 5 year software engineering degree that I got in south america, Ecuador to be exact, is there a way to validate that degree here in US, any help will be appreciate.

Thanks
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Course enrollment limited to AT&T and georgia tech affiliates. Not sure when this will be available to the general public.
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