What are some of the best MS CS programs?

Neurocrine MAGA.
Jul 21 18 Comments

I am a non-CS masters but the job scenario in my domain looks tight.

I am exploring other options to make a switch to CS. Bootcamps seem to cost $15-20k but don't provide the credibility of a degree. I may also run into visa issues later if I make the switch via those routes(?).

OMSCS requires 20-30 hr time commitment which is tough with a full-time job, so I am trying to gather info on the best full time CS programs in the country.

How do I define best for me:
1. Strong job scenario post completion
2. Good alumni network
3. I have about $30k saved which I can invest. I'll prefer cost under $50k for the program but I am flexible on this one
4. Would prefer 1 year program, if any, over a 2 year program
5. A non-CS degree holder can get admitted

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Amazon effingshit
    Georgia tech OMCCS is your best bet
    Jul 21 5
    • Neurocrine MAGA.
      OP
      Can you explain why? It's a 3 year time commitment, with 20-30hours per week along with a full time job.

      I am afraid I may not be able to get through the entire course, and if I do, I'll end up with a degree but no social life, poor health and/or bad reviews at work.
      Jul 21
    • eBay movingday
      Do you want to learn CS or just pay for a credential? Given your non-CS background you should be prepared to invest at least 20 hours per week in learning. Just acquiring a credential from an average program will not get you a great CS gig. It almost sounds like you're after the dough but don't want to do the work. That's a bad path with poor outcomes.
      Jul 21
    • Neurocrine MAGA.
      OP
      Both. I want to learn CS while paying for a credential. Is that too much to ask for?

      But if I am really investing 20-30 hours a week and burning myself out along with a full time job, should I rather not go for a full time degree?
      Jul 21
    • Bloomberg Stan Ford
      20 hours is nothing.
      Jul 21
    • Amazon effingshit
      It's opportunity cost. If you want to spend 2 years doing a full time program go for it. But really online is way to go if you wanna continue working and making money. My best advice is start apllying now, getting into good full-time programs is hard
      Jul 21
  • Rockwell Collins sami4
    So you want a credible degree with out putting enough effort? Omscs is best bet because it won't hand away free degree and you won't break your bank. Also, you will actually learn unlike other programs. I have seen lot of really bright students (they are actual experienced folks from top companies) who are main sources of learning in omscs.
    Jul 21 1
    • Neurocrine MAGA.
      OP
      Full time degrees don't require enough effort? What's your point?

      I think my post wasn't clear enough. I am looking for full time degree options. If omscs requires 20-30 hours per week, I know I may not sustain throughout the course, so I would rather do something full time that has a 40 hour per week time commitment.
      Jul 21
  • Chegg snt124
    You are describing something unrealistic. You want a cheap, easy to get into, quality education, non-time consuming MS in CS?

    Georgia tech omscs is by miles the best program, maybe followed by uiuc.
    Jul 21 3
    • Neurocrine MAGA.
      OP
      I never said I am only looking for part time options. I am exploring all options.

      I am inclined towards a full time 40 hour time commitment degree rather than 20-30 hour commitment along with 40 hour full time job.
      Jul 21
    • Chegg snt124
      Then do omscs full time. What’s the problem?
      Jul 21
    • Neurocrine MAGA.
      OP
      Exploring if there are better or equally good options.
      Jul 21
  • Intel rstib
    Stanford, berkeley, etc. What's wrong with the usual suspects?
    Jul 22 1
    • Neurocrine MAGA.
      OP
      Too expensive
      Jul 22
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    Don't risk your visa. Don't switch suddenly. You can leetcode for the meanwhile
    Jul 21 1
    • Neurocrine MAGA.
      OP
      How does leetcode relate to visa?
      Jul 21
  • Northrop Grumman / Ops TYSM07
    There’s also UPenn MCIT online degree through Coursera
    Jul 21 1
    • Neurocrine MAGA.
      OP
      Thanks. I'll explore this one 😊
      Jul 21