In January 2014, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity, and AT&T teamed up to launch the first accredited 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 nearly 9,000 students, all of whom are working toward the same rigorous 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.
For information on Georgia Tech’s institutional accreditation see gatech.edu/accreditation.
The Institute has been approved by the state of Georgia to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establish comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.