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ACCEPTED into Georgia Tech's OMS Cybersecurity!
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Today I found out that I have been accepted into the first cohort of Georgia Institute of Technology's new Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program!! This will be for the Information Security Track (as opposed to their Energy Systems Track or Policy Track). I thought this was a long shot when I applied, especially since they said they were limiting the first round of admissions to 250 students and there was a very large application pool.

Classes start January 7th, and I'm limited to taking two courses at a time. So this will be a much longer program than I'm used to, which might be hard to adjust to after finishing two undergrad degrees in about year or less each.

I'll use this thread as a progress share once I start up, and let everyone know how the program goes.

I'm very excited, even though a little nervous about the caliber of work and having to commit to such a long program.

Go Yellow Jackets!
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (2021?)
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015
IT Industry Certs: CCNA Security, CCNA, CCENT, Linux+,
   LPIC-1, Security+, Network+, Project+, A+, & CIW SDA.

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Congratulations! That's so exciting that you get to be a part of such a prestigious and innovative program!
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TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
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The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(2cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp
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Congratulations!! This is amazing!
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AAS Criminal Justice '19 (57/60)

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Sophia (11 Cr): Col Alg, Info Tech, Pub Speak, Effe Teams, Manag Con
TEEX (4 Cr): Cyb Ever, IT Prof.  Aleks (9 Cr): Beg. Alg, Inter. Alg, Trig
ED4Credit (3 Cr): Man Info Sys   CPCU (2 Cr): Ethics
TESU (4 Cr): Corner, Capstone  Study.com (21 Cr): Pres. Skills, C Prog, Disc Math, Comp Arch, Op Sys, DB Man, Sys Analy
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Congratulations! What is the cost for the program, if you don't mind me asking?

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(11-01-2018, 07:10 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: Congratulations! What is the cost for the program, if you don't mind me asking?

Just under $10k. My work reimburses up to $5k a year, so since this is a 2 year program it’ll end up being free for me  Big Grin
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (2021?)
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015
IT Industry Certs: CCNA Security, CCNA, CCENT, Linux+,
   LPIC-1, Security+, Network+, Project+, A+, & CIW SDA.

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(11-01-2018, 07:20 PM)jsd Wrote:
(11-01-2018, 07:10 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: Congratulations! What is the cost for the program, if you don't mind me asking?

Just under $10k. My work reimburses up to $5k a year, so since this is a 2 year program it’ll end up being free for me  Big Grin

Nice! Congrats again.
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  • ASU: College Algebra (3)
  • TESU: TES-100 Cornerstone (1)
ACE/NCCRS Credits:
  • CLEP: College Composition, College Composition Modular, College Mathematics, College Algebra, US History I, US History II, American Government, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, Introductory Sociology, Western Civilization I, Western Civilization II, Information Systems, Social Sciences and History
  • The Institutes: Ethics 312
  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel 2016, Word 2016
  • OnlineDegree.com: Astronomy: Intro to Cosmology
  • Sophia.org: Ancient Greek Philosophers, Essentials of Managing Conflict, Developing Effective Teams
  • Study.com: Civil War and Reconstruction, History of the Vietnam War, Intro to Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Ethics in the Social Sciences, Research Methods in Psychology
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Congrats!!! And free too! Awesome!


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(11-01-2018, 06:28 PM)jsd Wrote: Today I found out that I have been accepted into the first cohort of Georgia Institute of Technology's new Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program!! This will be for the Information Security Track (as opposed to their Energy Systems Track or Policy Track). I thought this was a long shot when I applied, especially since they said they were limiting the first round of admissions to 250 students and there was a very large application pool.

Classes start January 7th, and I'm limited to taking two courses at a time. So this will be a much longer program than I'm used to, which might be hard to adjust to after finishing two undergrad degrees in about year or less each.

I'll use this thread as a progress share once I start up, and let everyone know how the program goes.

I'm very excited, even though a little nervous about the caliber of work and having to commit to such a long program.

Go Yellow Jackets!

Nice! Congrats!

Taking two courses at a time, but is that per semester or self-paced?

I am considering applying for the OMSCS but I don't want to start a program if it will take two years to complete it. I am leaning toward the WGU MBA or MSML partially because of the fact that I can get both of those done in under a year if I wanted to, or complete one in a few months and be free to start on a multi-year Ph.D. after that if I still have the itch to gain more degrees.
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Up Next: MBA ITM @ WGU; also considering OMSCS @ GA Tech or PhD @ EBS Heriot-Watt

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ASNSM in Computer Science @ TESU (complete, graduate March 2019)

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(Earned 92 credits over 10 months, Jan-Oct '18)
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(11-01-2018, 06:28 PM)jsd Wrote: Today I found out that I have been accepted into the first cohort of Georgia Institute of Technology's new Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program!! This will be for the Information Security Track (as opposed to their Energy Systems Track or Policy Track). I thought this was a long shot when I applied, especially since they said they were limiting the first round of admissions to 250 students and there was a very large application pool.

Classes start January 7th, and I'm limited to taking two courses at a time. So this will be a much longer program than I'm used to, which might be hard to adjust to after finishing two undergrad degrees in about year or less each.

I'll use this thread as a progress share once I start up, and let everyone know how the program goes.

I'm very excited, even though a little nervous about the caliber of work and having to commit to such a long program.

Go Yellow Jackets!

Congratulations!!
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TEEX(6): Cybersecurity 101/201/301
The Institutes(2): Ethics
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NFA(1): Community Safety Education
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Congratulations!!! I look forward to the updates!
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