Georgia Tech To Offer Online Master's Computer Science Degree For Less Than $7,000 - 80% OFF
Deal DetailsLast Edited by khawk May 17, 2013 at 03:43 PM
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.
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.
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.gatec
Highlights from the FAQ
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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