Penn Engineering School Adds Online Master’s

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science today announced its first completely online master’s degree, a Master of Computer and Information Technology. MCIT Online is designed to be affordable, at one-third the cost of an on-campus degree, and open to students with no previous background in computer science. Offered exclusively on Coursera, MCIT Online is ideal for students who wish to pursue a variety of high-potential career paths, ranging from software development to product management to data science, that require a strong technical foundation.
“Computer Science is now as fundamental to our future as math, reading or writing. And while we can’t predict the future, we can help people prepare for it by making a strong grounding in these fundamentals as easy to acquire as possible,” says Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering. “Our vision is for a high-impact program that is more accessible and more affordable for more students.”

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