Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) is the first degree of its kind and has attracted great interest from students worldwide. We are in the process of finalizing the details around curriculum, schedule and admissions—stay tuned for updates!
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The plan is to offer the Georgia Tech OMS CS degree for around $6,600—a fraction of the cost of Georgia Tech’s on-campus program.
We recognize that not everyone needs a full degree to get value out of these courses. That’s why there will be a variety of tracks in addition to the full degree option. Certification will be available for students who only wish to take certain courses or are otherwise ineligible for MS program admission. And like all courses on Udacity, the GT OMC CS courses will be open as well for people who want take courses for the love of learning.
Individual courses are ideal for students who are unable to take the full degree program for credit, and who want certification of their achievement on a tailored course-by-course basis. Course certificates will be offered at a much lower cost than the full $6,600 OMS CS degree, and do not require students to go through an admissions process.
No, all OMS CS courses will be open to the public as soon as they are available on the Udacity website. The OMS CS degree program, however, does require admission through Georgia Tech as covered in the Admissions section below.
Free and for-credit courses based on OMS CS courses are scheduled to launch on Udacity in Spring 2014.
The curriculum in the pilot OMS CS will represent a subset of the on-campus curriculum, allowing for a full MS in Computer Science but with only some of the specializations available in the on-campus program. The OMS CS curriculum will then expand as more courses come online.
The total workload for the OMS CS is the same as the residential program; the weekly or hourly workload depends on how quickly students wish to complete the program.
We anticipate the typical time for students to complete the OMS CS degree will be about three years, though we will allow for longer enrollments—up to six years—for those students who need greater flexibility.
This degree will be a resume-builder for anyone interested in advancing their computer science career; it is comparable to a Georgia Tech residential MS in CS. The skills you learn will prepare you for a job in the tech industry.
The United States is facing a severe shortage of skilled workers in STEM fields. The Georgia Tech Master of Science degree in Computer Science represents an achievement and skill set that companies like AT&T value and want more of their employees to have. The OMS CS program will produce graduates on par with those receiving degrees from an on-campus program, and will also bestow skills certifications for employees who complete designated coursework and take proctored exams. All courses will also be available online at https://www.udacity.com free of charge outside of the degree path.
All courses will be available primarily in English. Subtitles may be available in other select languages as well. An English competency exam may be required for certain international applicants to the degree program (please see Admissions section below). Proficiency in English is strongly recommended.
Admissions into the OMS CS degree program will take place on a periodic basis. Admissions decisions will be done on a rolling basis. Students have to furnish materials commonly required for graduate admissions (prior degrees, transcripts, etc.). Students granted special/non-degree-seeking standing will be required to obtain a grade B or higher in selected courses in order to be granted degree-seeking standing. There will be a $50 fee to apply. Please see Georgia Tech’s OMS CS program information page for more admissions details. This process applies only to students seeking the OMS CS degree. Courses on the Udacity site do not have an admissions process.
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. Georgia Tech will handle the degree admissions process. For more information please visit the Georgia Tech program page.
All Udacity courses are available on our website at anytime for anyone to learn. However, degree-seeking students will need to be admitted to the courses via the degree program by Georgia Tech.
Udacity is always excited to work with like-minded institutions that have a desire to broaden access to higher learning through an innovative use of educational technology. Georgia Tech’s computer science department is one of the very best in the world and offers a master’s program of the highest caliber. The company is excited to work with Georgia Tech to offer an affordable and accessible degree program through the Udacity platform.
The OMS CS is a natural complement to the high tech industry skill courses Udacity builds together with not just AT&T but with companies like Google, Autodesk, and others. Many of these companies are employers of Georgia Tech alumni and look forward to seeing opportunities for talent from both the degree program and from the more industry-focused classes.
AT&T will be the founding corporate collaborator of the program, in addition to providing technology access, connectivity and products at inception. AT&T will also tap into the program to train its own employees and will recruit graduates.
If we have not answered your questions regarding the OMS CS, please contact the degree program administrators at email@example.com. For all other questions unrelated to the degree program, please contact us at GTechfirstname.lastname@example.org.