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February 04, 2016

CSC Online Master’s Degree Rated One of Best in US By Go Grad

The NC State Computer Science Online Master’s Degree program has been recognized as one of the top five by Go Grad, an online platform where aspiring graduate students of all ages, backgrounds, and specialties can get the information they need to make knowledgeable decisions about their education.  NC State came in fifth on Go Grad’s 2015-2016 List of Best Master’s Programs in Computer Science.
Schools were evaluated based on the number of online graduate degrees available in related subject area; graduate tuition, availability of academic and career counseling services; availability of job placement services; and the GoGrad Peer-Based Value (PBV).
Go Grad has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same (or similar) qualitative score.  It also compares the qualitative score of the program to the score of other programs with the same (or similar) cost.  In short, the PBV calculation denotes the overall value or “bang for your buck” of an online degree.
Go Grads ranking of the Best Online Computer Science programs for the 2015-2016 school year and a complete look at the methodology can be found here.
The online NC State Master of Computer Science program is a terminal professional degree program designed primarily to meet the needs of working professionals.  The degree is based on coursework only; no thesis or comprehensive examination is required. Courses are provided in streaming video form over the Internet through Engineering Online.  Full details of the Master of Computer Science degree can be found here.

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