Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


In January 2014, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T have 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 two short years, the Computer Science program from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has received nearly 8,000 applications and enrolled more than 3,000 students, 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.

Career Resources

Career Services for OMSCS seeks to empower online students in their careers by offering professional development for all career stages. Whether a student is seeking their first job or a higher-level role, Career Services can support the student with their career and professional development needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Intro to High-Performance Computing
  • Data and Visual Analytics
  • Computer Networks
  • Network Security
  • Intro to Cyber Physical Systems Security 
  • High Performance Computer Architecture
  • Embedded Systems Optimization 

                                                      Detailed Programme Facts

                                                      • Programme intensity Part-time
                                                        • Average part-time duration 36 months
                                                        • Intensity Flexible
                                                        • Part-time variant
                                                        • Duration description

                                                          Up to six years

                                                      • Credits
                                                        30 credit hours alternative credits
                                                      • Languages
                                                        • English
                                                      • Delivery mode
                                                      • More information Go to the programme website

                                                      English Language Requirements

                                                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                      • Minimum required score:


                                                        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

                                                      • Minimum required score:


                                                        The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

                                                      Academic Requirements

                                                      You need the following GPA score:

                                                      Required score: 3

                                                      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                                                      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                                                      Preferred qualifications for admitted OMS CS students are an undergraduate degree in computer science or related field (typically mathematics, computer engineering or electrical engineering) from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants who do not meet these criteria will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis; however, work experience will not take the place of an undergraduate degree. The following are required for admission:

                                                      • Proof that you have been awarded a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent as determined by Georgia Tech) from a regionally-accredited institution

                                                      • For international applicants, satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

                                                      Getting a Student Visa

                                                      This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

                                                      Tuition Fee

                                                      • International Applies to you

                                                        510 USD/module
                                                        Tuition Fee
                                                        Based on the original amount of 510 USD per module and a duration of 36 months.
                                                      • National Applies to you

                                                        510 USD/module
                                                        Tuition Fee
                                                        Based on the original amount of 510 USD per module and a duration of 36 months.
                                                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                                      • Tuition: $510 per 3-credit hour course 
                                                      • Fees: $301 per academic term of enrollment. Fees are assessed only for those terms in which students are enrolled.


                                                      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

                                                      StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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