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What is the best course of action for a master program?

Veteran

Paul Salomon New Hyde Park, NY

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.

15 November 2018 6 replies Education & Training

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Advisor

Jason Bunyea Brownsboro, AL

Hi, Paul.

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:
https://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/masters/mscs/program

Good luck!

Jason

15 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Jeannie LaDriere Dallas, TX

Paul,

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:
https://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/articles/2018-09-10/us-news-announces-2019-best-colleges-rankings
https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges

Happy hunting!

Jeannie

15 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Tom Adam El Segundo, CA

Hi, Paul.

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.

15 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Joe Pierce Jonesboro, AR

Paul
Thank you for your service
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

Advisor

Tom Cal, CFA San Francisco, CA

Join OperationCode.org's discussion forum, and ask your question in the #colleges channel, https://operationcode.org/join .

Intentionally develop your person specific, written, education and training plan woth your career goals in mind, and explore a range of options, in addition to possibly earning a degree.

What are your career goals? What do you want to be doing in 5 years and beyond?

START WITH GOALS IN MIND!

Veteran

Paul Salomon New Hyde Park, NY

Thank you for your response and I will make do with direction or suggestion to take upon.

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