2020 Most Affordable Master's in Computer Science Online

2020 Most Affordable Computer Science Masters Degrees Badge

The 24 schools on this list represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online master's degree in computer science. Georgia Institute of Technology is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $2,550 annually. Georgia Tech offers an online Master's in Computer Science with concentrations in Computational Perception & Robotics, Computing Systems, and Machine Learning. Second-ranked Georgia Southwestern State University is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $3,855.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $2,550
# 2 #2 $3,855
# 3 #3 $4,250
# 4 #4 $4,935
# 5 #5 $5,475
# 6 #6 $6,448
# 7 #7 $6,600
# 8 #8 $7,824
# 9 #9 $7,875
# 10 #10 $8,235
# 11 #11 $8,400
# 12 #12 $8,583
# 13 #13 $9,135
# 14 #14 $9,270
# 15 #15 $9,520
# 16 #16 $9,617
# 17 #17 $10,357
# 18 #18 $10,400
# 19 #19 $10,640
# 20 #20 $10,720
# 21 (tie) #21 (tie) $11,460
# 21 (tie) #21 (tie) $11,460
# 23 #23 $11,560
# 24 #24 $12,735
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  • Annual Tuition: $2,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 16,674
  • Example Classes: Advanced Operating Systems; Computational Photography; Computer Networks; Computer Vision; Software Development Process

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science - Computational Perception & Robotics
  • Master of Science in Computer Science - Computing Systems
  • Master of Science in Computer Science - Interactive Intelligence
  • Master of Science in Computer Science - Machine Learning
  • Master's Degree in Analytics
  • Annual Tuition: $3,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 440
  • Example Classes: Advanced Computer Graphics; Decision Support Systems; Distributed Operating Systems; Human-Computer Interaction and Interface Design; Internet Architect and Protocols

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $4,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,114
  • Example Classes: Big Data Analytics in the Cloud; Computer Graphics and Simulation; Database Administration; Digital Forensics; Software Engineering Foundations: Java Programming; Software Engineering Practice and Tools

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Computer Science - Data Science
  • MS in Computer Science - Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $4,935
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,436
  • Example Classes: Advanced Computer Architecture; Computer Forensics; Computer Network and Management; Contemporary Issues in Database Management Systems; Simulation Project; Survey of Modeling and Simulation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching K-12 Education - Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science - Cybersecurity (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science - Modeling and Simulation (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science - Software Development (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science - Traditional (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $5,475
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,030
  • Example Classes: Advanced Robotics; Computer Architecture; Data Mining; Distributed Cloud Computing; Machine Learning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $6,448
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,761
  • Example Classes: Computer Cryptography and Digital Steganography; Computer Graphics; Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces; NoSQL Databases; RoboEthics; Wired Perspectives

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 929
  • Example Classes: Advanced Programming Concepts; Applied Cryptography; Computer Networking; Database Management Systems; Network Security; User Interface Implementation; Web Programming

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Computer and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Computer and Information Science - Data Science
  • Master of Science in Computer and Information Science - Information Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,824
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,484
  • Example Classes: AI Robotics; Algorithms; Artificial Intelligence; Database Management Systems; Machine Learning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,450
  • Example Classes: Artificial Intelligence; Current & Emerging Technology; Cyber Security; Disaster Recovery Planning; Software Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $8,235
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,273
  • Example Classes: Advanced Operating Systems; Compiler Design; Computational Biology: Sequence Analysis; Fault-Tolerant Systems; Parallel Algorithms; Real-Time Operating Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Computer Science - Collaborative Virtual Environments (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Computer Science - Collaborative Virtual Environments (Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Computer Science - Cyber Security (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Computer Science - Cyber Security (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 656
  • Example Classes: Advanced Object-Oriented Data Structures and File Organization; Advanced Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Security in Computing; Theory of Computation; Web Development and Programming

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science - Database
  • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science - General Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $8,583
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,062
  • Example Classes: Analysis of Algorithms; Compiler Construction; Computer Architecture

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science - Non-Thesis Option
  • Master of Science in Computer Science - Thesis Option
  • Annual Tuition: $9,135
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,672
  • Example Classes: Algorithms and Complexity; Database Design; Mobile Robotics; Neural Computing; Paradigmatic Software Development; Software System Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $9,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 309
  • Example Classes: Data Structures; Database Management; Discrete Management; Numerical Methods; Object Oriented Programming; Software Testing

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Computer Science - Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science - Data Science
  • Annual Tuition: $9,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,804
  • Example Classes: Algorithms and Data Structures; Computational Geometry, Methods and Applications; Computer Architecture

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $9,617
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,050
  • Example Classes: Computational Genomics; Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Digital Signal Processing; Image Processing; Network Security

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $10,357
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 389
  • Example Classes: Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms; Machine Learning Fundamentals; Operating Systems & Parallel Programming; Structure and Design Programming Language; Theory of Computation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $10,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,339
  • Example Classes: Data Exploration and Visualization; Ethical Obligations in Information Security; Software Testing; System Administration for Information Security; Technology Implementation and Change

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $10,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,361
  • Example Classes: Data Processing at Scale; Data Visualization; Distributed Software Development; Software Analysis and Design; Software Verification, Validation, and Testing; Statistical Machine Learning

Online Master's Degrees

  • MCS
  • MCS in Big Data
  • MCS in Cybersecurity
  • MS in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $10,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,787
  • Example Classes: Advanced Bayesian Modelling; Applied Machine Learning; Cloud Computing Capstone; Parallel Computing; Programming Languages and Compilers; Theory & Practice of Data Cleaning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Computer Science in Data Science
  • Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,789
  • Example Classes: Automata Theory; Data Image Processing; Distributed Systems; Modeling and Analysis; Performance Evaluation; Simulations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,328
  • Example Classes: Cloud Computing; Computer Networks; Data Engineering and Management; Machine Learning; Scientific Visualization

Online Master's Degrees

  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $11,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,070
  • Example Classes: Analysis of Algorithms; Engineering Colloquium; Mobile and Pervasive Computing; Object-Oriented Programming Using C++; Smartphone App Development; Unix System Programming

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $12,735
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,531
  • Example Classes: Applied Cryptography; Operating Systems; Programming Languages

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Computer Science
  • MS - Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence
  • MS - Computer Science - Computer Systems
  • MS - Computer Science - Data Science
  • MS - Computer Science - Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • MS - Computer Science - Real-World Computing