The Computer and Information Technology offered by Coursera in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania is an online masters degree in Computer Science tailored for non-Computer Science majors.
Offered by the University of Pennsylvania, this new program brings the long-running, established on-campus MCIT degree online. The MCIT program empowers students without computer science backgrounds to succeed in computing and technology fields. MCIT students come from diverse academic backgrounds ranging from business and history to chemistry and medicine.
Computer science might not be in your past, but it will be in your future. Technology has an immense impact on our lives, and is creating fields and positions that didn’t exist five years ago. Equipped with a competitive computer science degree, MCIT graduates will be uniquely positioned to fill roles in finance, healthcare, education, and government, as well as in the core software development industry. Exposure to real-world projects throughout the program will prepare students to utilize skills that positively impact society.
This program fosters a rich and inclusive community for students, granting access to core university services that support their well-being and future career goals. This support, combined with a strong alumni network and career services, prepares students to succeed even if they are new to the tech industry. Upon completion of the degree, on-campus MCIT alumni have gone on to earn jobs with competitive salaries at leading technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Bloomberg.
MCIT Online graduates will be uniquely positioned to fill computer science jobs in industries such as finance, healthcare, education, and government, as well as in the core software development industry. Upon completion of the on-campus program, MCIT alumni have gone on to earn jobs with competitive salaries at technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Bloomberg.
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- Introduction to Software Development
- Mathematical foundations of computer science
- Introduction to Computer Systems
- Data Structures and Software Design
- Computer Systems Programming
- Algorithms and Computations
- 16 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences Computer Sciences Web Technologies & Cloud Computing View 183 other Masters in Informatics & Information Sciences in United States
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or university.
- A personal statement.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Unofficial transcripts (translated to English if necessary).
- Official transcripts will be required following an offer of admission.
- Your resume.
- TOEFL scores for international applicants and non-U.S. citizens/permanent resident applicants if English is not your native language.
- GRE scores are optional.
International2500 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2500 USD per module and a duration of 16 months.
National2500 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2500 USD per module and a duration of 16 months.
- $2,500 per course + $136 fee
- Tuition and fees are posted as a guide and may be subject to change.
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.
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!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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