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Georgia Tech Masters Degree Less than $7,000

May 15, 2013 6:48am (EDT)
Georgia Tech Takes the Lead on Cost Conscious Higher Learning
Georgia Tech Takes the Lead on Cost Conscious Higher Learning

The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced it will offer a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science for less than $7,000.

The school will collaborate with online educational leader Udacity.com and ATT to provide all classes for this degree through an online format.

According to a school press release, course content will be delivered via the massive open online course (MOOC) format, with enhanced support services for students enrolled in the degree program. Those students also will pay a fraction of the cost of traditional on-campus master’s programs; total tuition for the program is initially expected to be below $7,000. A pilot program, partly supported by a generous gift from AT&T, will begin in the next academic year. Initial enrollment will be limited to a few hundred students recruited from AT&T and Georgia Tech corporate affiliates. Enrollment is expected to expand gradually over the next three years.

“Georgia Tech’s vision is to define the technological research university of the 21st century. We will explore technologies and instructional approaches that will improve our role as a leading provider of the best and most effective education in the state of Georgia, the nation and the world,” said Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech has been involved in online education for more than 30 years, and in the past year has taken a national leadership role in massive open online courses. Offering a master’s degree in this format is the next step in expanding Georgia Tech’s online offerings.

For more information about Georgia Tech online learning click HERE

Several other universities are offering courses online for free through Coursera. Check out this post for more on that.

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