M.S CS with Bridge

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  1. jhefner

    jhefner New Member

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    I can't seem to find much on here, but I was wondering if anyone knew of an online M.S CS program with a bridge program? I have a B.S in IT, but lack the reqs for most CS programs. I know Nova Southeastern Univeristy has one, but I want to compile a good list of schools for consideration.
     
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    If you find this, let me know.

    At one time when I had a bug to do a MS in CS, most decent programs offered online that I saw have some prerequisite courses that are best attained in an undergraduate degree program for CS. Unless you were in a more math-based program, you'll likely be lacking several math as well as a few programming courses.

    My advice to you would be to complete an undergrad in CS, and then do the Masters in CS.

    If you try the bridge option, it may be more expensive, depending upon how many courses you're missing from the undergrad. (Masters level courses have a habit of costing more than Bachelors level courses.)

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I've attached a tab-delimited text file of the programs that I looked up earlier, for MS in CS. My list is not exhaustive, but this may help you get going.

    University of Texas - Brownsville would be my choice, since I'm currently in the state of Texas, but I'm obviously biased.

    View attachment Computer_Science_Degrees_Comparison.txt

    Hope this helps!
     
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    I would want to occassionally visit the campus, which I can more easily do, if I enroll at Brownsville. I've been to Atlanta before, and that area has no appeal to me. I don't envision any additional degree increasing my wages any time soon, so any additional schooling is just about increasing knowledge and having fun at this point.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback. Nova Southeastern University has a 4 course bridge program for their CS Masters program. It's around 22k for the program, give or take a few hundred. I know Depaul has a bridge as well, but their program is 45k or so, which is not cool. Dakota State University offers an online BS in CS, which one could just take the prereqs through there. I have a feeling more and more programs are going to quickly move online and even offer some sort of bridge for those that lack the undergrad coursework.
     
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