Online Master’s in Computer Science to Start in the Fall

Monday, June 27, 2011

Starting in the fall, people interested in pursuing an online master’s degree in computer science will be able to do so through the University of West Georgia.

The program, Master of Science in Applied Computer Science, is designed for students from varied backgrounds who want to develop the skills they need to get into the information technology field, said Dr. Adel M. Abunawass, chairman of the department.

The current, classroom-based program started in 2002. Four dozen students have graduated from the program. All have found jobs in IT, Abunawass said. The on-campus classes will be phased out.

Evening classes at UWG meant that professionals could continue their education while they worked. But the change to online “will open it up to a larger audience,” Abunawass said.

Students will be admitted to the program during the fall semester only. Prospective students are encouraged to apply by August 5.

The program requires 36 hours of study and focuses on computer science fundamentals and the craft and practice of software design and development.

Students will need a computer with a web camera and a fast and reliable Internet connection. They will obtain the necessary software through UWG.

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