OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Computer Science Schools has released a new ranking of the 30 Best Online Master's Degrees in Computer Science for 2017. Best Computer Science Schools is a leading authority on computer science, tech education, and college rankings.
Though there are several informal, independent paths one can take to develop proficiency in the computer sciences, students interested in this career path typically begin by obtaining a bachelor's of science in computer science. Computer scientists occasionally chose to major in physics or mathematics instead of or in addition to computer science.
"But if you're looking to develop advanced competence in the computer science space, then a master's is the best way to do that," Editor Jordan Biltmore said. "And an online degree program can help you achieve that while you work and balance other life responsibilities."
Best Computer Science Schools developed this ranking according to its standard methodology. This methodology aggregates data from Payscale, U.S. News and World Report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as information from the schools as well. It measures institutional strength, return on tuition investment, and student happiness.
The ranking of the 30 Best Online Master's Degrees in Computer Science Degrees lists University of Southern California at the top, Johns Hopkins University in second place, and Virginia Tech holding the third spot.
Alphabetically listed, the following schools appear in the ranking:
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Boston University, Boston, MA
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Johns Hopkins University., Baltimore, MD
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
New York University, New York, NY
North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Regis University, Denver, CO
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
University of Michigan - Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
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