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latha mary
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Joined: Jan 24, 2002
Posts: 20
Hi all,
I have a M.S in Physics from UC Berkeley in 1993. I work in IT since 1999.
I worked on many java server side applications and moved to a higher IT position. I have few certifications also.
I have an idea to do M.S in CS or Software Engineering by online university courses.(Just to have a recognised degree in IT, eventhough my present employer does not ask for it.)
My question is, which university offers the best course 100% online?. (I see a lot of Ads, but which one is the best?)
Anyone is currently doing or done such course?. could you share your experience?.
Thanks for your help.
BTW, I work and live in Sacramento, CA
Latha
J Holpp
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Joined: Jun 07, 2002
Posts: 2
I have not done thorough research on this topic, but I have looked into this a little. I would recommend Colorado State, it appears to be the best available right now.CS Department: Online Masters
Branka Kranjac
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Joined: Mar 28, 2001
Posts: 7
Check this:
http://www.accis.edu/
They are in Alabama, but they are accredited, recognized by Department of Education etc. And not too expensive, like lot of them.


Branka
Jon McDonald
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Joined: Sep 02, 2001
Posts: 167
The biggest problem I see with the school ACCIS the the previous poster mentioned has to do with their acreditation. Basicly, In higher education, it's regional, not national, acreditation of a school which holds the most weight. Infact, I think it would be almost impossible to find any major U.S. university that doesn't have regional acreditation.
While being acredited by the DETC (which ACCIS is) probably means that it is not a diploma mill, your degree might not be respected nearly as much as if you went to even a bottom tier, regionally acredited university.
You may want to check out Nova Southeastern University They have a completely online MSCS I belive. also University of Illinoishas a Master of Computer Science that is 100% online.
Jon


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John Coxey
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Joined: Oct 24, 2000
Posts: 503
Jon:
I was looking at the Nova-Southeastern University - online PhD-Comp Sci program. Looks like a real college program to me.
They want about 4 or 5 years to get PhD and also want a thesis. In addition, you need to be on-campus (Florida) for 3 weeks a year for your "residency requirement". Basically a round-table discussion from what their literature says.
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Just wondering if any other colleges in USA are offering an on-line PhD Comp Sci program?
I see a few in England and Australia that offer PhD-CS online - but only one in USA doing this.
John Coxey
(jpcoxey@aol.com)


John Coxey
Evansville, Indiana, USA
Richard Brokways
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 48
Originally posted by John Coxey:
Jon:
I was looking at the Nova-Southeastern University - online PhD-Comp Sci program. Looks like a real college program to me.
They want about 4 or 5 years to get PhD and also want a thesis. In addition, you need to be on-campus (Florida) for 3 weeks a year for your "residency requirement". Basically a round-table discussion from what their literature says.
-------
Just wondering if any other colleges in USA are offering an on-line PhD Comp Sci program?
I see a few in England and Australia that offer PhD-CS online - but only one in USA doing this.
John Coxey
(jpcoxey@aol.com)

John,
The Nova PhD in Information Systems is offered via the institute and cluster format. The institute meets for one week "institute" twice a year. The cluster meets four times a year over a Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The time spent there is not a "roundtable." The vast majority of the time is spent in lectures.

Yes, it is a real college. That is if you consider Florida State and University of Miami "real colleges." They are all accredited by the same organization "Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools."
Rich
John Coxey
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Joined: Oct 24, 2000
Posts: 503
Richard:
- Are you currenly attending this program?
- If so, what are your opinions/feelings?
John Coxey
(jpcoxey@aol.com)
Richard Brokways
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 48
Originally posted by John Coxey:
Richard:
- Are you currenly attending this program?
- If so, what are your opinions/feelings?
John Coxey
(jpcoxey@aol.com)

John,
A while back, I sat in on one of the institutes. I think it is a solid program. The instructors are very good.
Rich
stephen Kang
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Joined: Jul 26, 2002
Posts: 53
I saw a few Berkeley guys from my school
There are some online courses connected with even India. I hope this is helpful.
Some courses, such as OS Design, DBsytem, ComputerSystemOrganization!,CombinatorialAlgorithm! etc(15 graduate courses) they offer.(! is really good course).
I haven studied graduate school but i have taken most master core courses during my undergraduate.
i recommend this course.
[ August 21, 2002: Message edited by: stephen Kang ]

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