Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS)

Georgia Institute of Technology
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30

Program Description

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T have teamed up to offer the first accredited Master of Science in Computer Science 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 -- informally dubbed ""OMS CS"" to account for the new delivery method-- 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.

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.

Admissions Information

Students are encouraged to gather this information and submit their applications as soon as possible after the application period opens on March 3, 2014. Admissions will be made on a rolling basis.

Personal information

Full name

Date & place of birth

Permanent & current addresses

Names & email addresses of recommenders

Criminal & academic misconduct history

Citizenship (click here for more information on accepted proof of citizenship)

Academic history

Colleges & universities attended

You must submit official or unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended

Degrees earned

For international applicants only:

TOEFL score



Any U.S. military affiliation

Personal history & goals

Awards, recognitions, fellowships, scholarships

Other universities to which you are applying

Career objectives

Background essay

What has prepared you for this program? Up to 2,000 characters allowed for response

Statement of purpose

Academic and career plans. Up to 4,000 characters allowed for response


About your recommendations

You should choose recommenders who know you well and can comment authoritatively on your scholarly characteristics (e.g., intellectual ability, knowledge of your chosen field, communication skills, etc.).

Generally, current and former teachers and supervisors make more compelling recommenders than former classmates or co-workers."

State Authorization and Professional Licensure Disclaimer

Not all programs are available to residents in all states. Please check the institution's State Authorization and Professional Licensure website(s) to ensure you reside in an authorized state.