Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS)
The Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T have teamed up to offer the first accredited Master of Science in Computer Science that students can earn exclusively through the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivery format and for a fraction of the cost of traditional, on-campus programs.
This collaboration -- informally dubbed ""OMS CS"" to account for the new delivery method-- brings together leaders in education, MOOCs and industry to apply the disruptive power of massively open online teaching to widen the pipeline of high-quality, educated talent needed in computer science fields.
Whether you are a current or prospective computing student, a working professional or simply someone who wants to learn more about the revolutionary program, we encourage you to explore the Georgia Tech OMS CS: the best computing education in the world, now available to the world.
Students are encouraged to gather this information and submit their applications as soon as possible after the application period opens on March 3, 2014. Admissions will be made on a rolling basis.
Date & place of birth
Permanent & current addresses
Names & email addresses of recommenders
Criminal & academic misconduct history
Citizenship (click here for more information on accepted proof of citizenship)
Colleges & universities attended
You must submit official or unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended
For international applicants only:
Any U.S. military affiliation
Personal history & goals
Awards, recognitions, fellowships, scholarships
Other universities to which you are applying
What has prepared you for this program? Up to 2,000 characters allowed for response
Statement of purpose
Academic and career plans. Up to 4,000 characters allowed for response
About your recommendations
You should choose recommenders who know you well and can comment authoritatively on your scholarly characteristics (e.g., intellectual ability, knowledge of your chosen field, communication skills, etc.).
Generally, current and former teachers and supervisors make more compelling recommenders than former classmates or co-workers."