I am not sure how this slipped my attention, but sometime earlier this year Udacity announced a partnership with Georgia Tech to offer the world’s first online Master’s Degree program using a MOOC platform – Masters in Computer Science.
My mind is now racing. I would love to get a Masters in Computer Science since I already have a Bachelor’s Degree in the same topic. The course tuition appears to be $7,000, which is a steep discount to the normal $45,000 cost for the same degree at their campus.
I have not done the comparison with other online degree programs, such as University of Phoenix – their site suggests it will cost $32,000 for a Master’s degree online from them.
According to GT, over 2,000 students applied for the initial offering of the program, and less than 400 were offered spots. That means, unlike traditional MOOCs, you have to qualify before being accepted. We need some more competition in this area it seems.
Good to see this. If this interests you, go check out the GT website for more information.