Thoughts on online masters at UIUC?

Title Source tpqws4
May 13, 2018 9 Comments

Stats major undergrad here from Berkeley, so far I’ve had 2 data science internships and one software internship at mid level companies (think Symantec, Cisco, etc). Wondering if an online masters in CS will be valuable from UIUC? It’s 20k.

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TOP 9 Comments
  • Yahoo ItsTime
    do the GATech. its 8k
    May 13, 2018 0
  • Snapchat jJUw58
    Why GATech over UIUC? UIUC is one of the best computer science schools in the nation. It's ranked much higher than GATech.
    May 14, 2018 1
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng Kolmogorov
      8 to 5 is the much higher
      May 14, 2018
  • New / Design Superbad
    Personally I’m liking MCSDS from UIUC. At least I’m learning marketable skills.
    May 14, 2018 0
  • New nhyA41
    Doable but you need to get admitted first. It is competitive and more towards engineering side.
    May 13, 2018 0
  • Apple Jobsless
    My vote for GaTech too. It’s MSCS, while UIUC is MCS. Do your research.
    May 13, 2018 0
  • Amazon vjhhgt
    Both are useless if you had a CS undergrad
    May 14, 2018 2
    • Snapchat jJUw58
      Care to elaborate?
      May 14, 2018
    • Amazon vjhhgt
      A class only Masters degree won't do anything to help your job prospects if you done CS already. If you done another CS major the MS will help solidify good CS skills like OS and more algorithms.

      Now if you wanna do more practical Machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, systems engineering then a full MS is not needed, what you need is to so a course and then try to get your hands dirty.

      If you really wanna do research then you have to so a Research bases masters of PhD. You have to publish.
      May 14, 2018