Tech Talk: University of Pennsylvania to offer online computer science master’s program

Beginning in January, the University of Pennsylvania will offer a master's degree in computer science that can be earned entirely online. (Photo courtesy of

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will offer its master of computer and information technology  (MCIT) program online, making it the university’s first entirely online degree.

The program is slated to start in January, writes Courtney Becker at

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The master’s program admits students with no computer science background, and the online version will cost around one-third of its on-campus counterpart. The standard program typically accepts about 80 new students each year, but the online effort will allow Penn to accept several hundred more from around the world, said Boon Thau Loo, associate dean at Penn Engineering, who oversees the school’s master’s programs.

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