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​North Carolina State University – Online Master of Computer Science2018-09-27T17:52:27+00:00

​North Carolina State University – Online Master of Computer Science

Program Overview

According to North Carolina State University:

The Master of Computer Science (Distance Education) program is a terminal professional degree program designed primarily to meet the needs of working professionals. The degree is based on course work only; no thesis or comprehensive examination is required. MCS-DE students typically take one or two courses a semester. Courses are provided in streaming video form over the Internet. Course work and results are exchanged electronically, and exams are taken (under properly proctored conditions) at the student’s site. Students have the same access and privileges that on-campus students enjoy, and are encouraged to interact fully with their instructors and fellow students. The Master of Computer Science (MCS) distance education program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree or sufficient undergraduate course work in computer science who wish to pursue a graduate degree in computer science.

At a Glance

URL https://online-distance.ncsu.edu/program/master-of-computer-science/
Total credit hours 31
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Admission requirements According to North Carolina State University, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Computer Science program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate coursework in a three-semester sequence in differential and integral calculus, a calculus- based course in probability and statistics, and computer science courses equivalent to CSC 116, 216, 226, 236, 316 and either 333 or 456.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Completion of the general Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for all applicants. The distance education MCS degree program is limited to those individuals who work or reside in the United States. The Graduate School requires that all international applicants take the TOEFL examination if they have not received a degree from a U.S. institution.