I am due to graduate this year with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Programming and Information Systems. So far I found both Georgetown University and Purdue University to an attractive offer. Especially Purdue University master of computer science concentrate in information security. I want to know if there are any other alternative out there that would give me the best investment.
You might want to take a look at the Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS). I've been following it a bit since they announced it a few years ago, and have a few coworkers that are currently attending courses. It seems to be a very robust program academically, and very affordable. From the website: (http://www.omscs.gatech.edu/program-info/cost-payment-schedule )
Tuition: $510 per 3-credit hour course (most OMS CS courses will be 3 credit hours)
Fees: $301 per academic term of enrollment ($194 institutional fee + $107 technology fee). Fees are assessed only for those terms in which students are enrolled in courses.
Take a look and see if it's what you're interested in:
Have you looked at the U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Schools? They break down by functions and the reasons why they're on the list. Here are a couple of links:
I can't recommend a specific program or school (perhaps others here can), but I can at least offer you a strategy for identifying other possibilities. Look at the companies you might be interested in on Linked in, and at the profiles of people like yourself currently working there. Take a look at their educational backgrounds and see what schools may have a more dominant presence among those employees.
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Once you have identified the course of action ie on line or at a school, contact them to ensure you have all of the prerequisites required including any testing that might be necessary
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