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Georgia Institute of Technology

Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS)

Georgia Institute of Technology via Independent

Overview

Affordable. Accessible. Transformational.

"I had been searching for the right degree program for years. It's hard to find a high-quality master's program that I could do while keeping my full-time job. The inception of OMS CS was like the answer to prayer. It has exceeded my expectations." -Yeeling Lam, December 2015 graduate of OMS CS

In January 2014, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T teamed up to launch the first Master of Science in Computer Science from an accredited university that students can earn exclusively through the "massive online" format and for a fraction of the cost of traditional, residential programs.

This collaboration—informally dubbed "OMS CS"—brings together leaders in education, MOOCs and industry to apply the disruptive power of technology to widen the pipeline of high-quality, educated talent needed in computer science fields.

In five years, the program has received over 25,000 applications and enrolled more than 10,000 students (including those who have graduated), all working their way toward the same Georgia Tech M.S. in Computer Science as their on-campus counterparts.

Beyond the grades and diplomas, the program has also created a worldwide community of computing professionals who not only collaborate in their courses, but also form professional networks, share job opportunities, make in-person connections, and support each other in both their studies and their careers.

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

Syllabus

Students in the OMS CS program further customize their education by selecting one of our four specializations. The breadth and depth of subject matter offered in specializations such as computing systems enable our students to fine-tune their degree. 

Specializations Currently Offered:
  • Computational Perception & Robotics
  • Computing Systems
  • Interactive Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

The OMS CS degree requires 30 hours (10 courses).  Students must declare one specialization, which, depending on the specialization, is 15-18 hours (5-6 courses). The remaining 12-15 hours (4-5 courses) are “free” electives and can be any courses offered through the OMS CS program. You can review the degree requirements online.

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