45 MOOC-Based Master’s Degrees Worldwide

The MOOC-based Degrees phenomenon continues to expand. As of today, there are 45 degrees offered, according to research conducted by IBL News.

    • Most of those degrees are hosted on U.S. platforms: Coursera hosts 12; edX another 10; and Udacity, 1.

 

    • The most active and successful institution, in terms of students and revenues, is Georgia Tech, with two Masters on edX.org, as well as one in Udacity, the legendary OMSCS, which showed the way and is now in its fifth edition.

 

    • There are ten U.S. research universities managing low-priced degree programs: Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Arizona State University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, Indiana University,  University of California, San Diego, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Notre Dame.

 

    • FutureLearn hosts 22 degrees and extended programs; most of them, 12, from Coventry University and 7 from Deakin University in Australia.

 

    • XuetangX in China is planning to launch an online MBA with London’s Open University.

 

This is the complete list, organized by platforms:

 

Udacity

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS)

  • Launched in 2014
  • Tuition: $6,800
  • Early decision deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Pioneer and starter of the “MOOC-based Degrees” revolution; conceived by Zvi Galil
  • Largest MS CS program in the U.S. and the world.
  • Completely online


Coursera

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

  • 24-36 months
  • Tuition: $22,000
  • 18 courses plus three capstone projects
  • Final deadline: May 17th, 2019
  • Completely online

Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA)

  • 18-36 months
  • Tuition: $22,050 – $27,170
  • 16 eight-week courses
  • Final deadline: June 14th, 2019
  • Completely online

Master of Computer Science (Computer Science and Engineering Degree)

Master in Computer Science (Data Science Degree)

  • 12-36 months
  • Tuition: $21,000
  • 32 credit hours (8 courses)
  • Final deadline: February 15th, 2019
  • Completely online

 

– Arizona State University

Master of Computer Science

  • 18-36 months
  • Tuition: $15,000
  • 10 courses
  • Final deadline: April 15th, 2019
  • Completely online

 

University of Colorado Boulder

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • 2 years for a full degree, 6-9 months for a graduate certificate
  • Tuition: $20,000 for the master’s degree or $667 per credit hour
  • 30 credit hours for a full degree, about 9 credit hours for a graduate certificate
  • Deadline: TBD
  • Completely online

 

– University of Pennsylvania – Penn Engineering

Master of Computer and Information Technology

  • 20-40 months
  • $15,000 (tuition) + $1,300 (fees)
  • 10 courses
  • Final deadline: May 1st, 2019
  • Completely online

 

– University of Michigan

Master of Public Health

  • 20-22 months
  • 42 credits ($960-$1,060 / credit hour)
  • Final deadline: June 1st, 2019
  • Completely online with a capstone project

 

University of London

   Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • 3-6 years
  • 23 modules
  • Tuition: £10,088* – £15,132 depending upon geographic location of student
  • Online courses
  • Final deadline: March 11th, 2019

 

HEC Paris

MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • 18 months
  • 20 courses
  • 20,000 EUR
  • Final deadline: May 6th, 2019

 

Imperial College London

Global Master of Public Health

  • 24 months
  • 16 specializations + research portfolio
  • £11,300 for UK/EU based (Home/EU fee status); £19,440 for outside UK (Islands/Overseas fee status)
  • Completely online
  • Final deadline: June 30th, 2019

 

Macquarie University

  • 12 – 18 months full-time (average 37.5 hours per week)
  • 24 courses
  • Tuition: AUD $33,000 (US $23,600)
  • Final deadline: April 8th, 2019
  • Completely online

 

edX

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Analytics

  • Top 10 Ranked
  • Tuition: $9,900
  • Early decision deadline: March 1, 2019

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

  • Top 10 Ranked
  • Tuition: $9,920
  • Early decision deadline: March 1, 2019

 

– Indiana University

Master of Science in Accounting

  • Top 10 ranked
  • Tuition: $21,000
  • Initial deadline: July 1, 2019

Master of Science in Information Technology Management

  • Top 10 ranked
  • Tuition: $21,000
  • Initial deadline: July 1, 2019


– University of California, San Diego

Master of Data Science

  • Tuition: $15,000
  • Deadline: TBD

 

– University of Texas at Austin

Master of Science in Computer Science

  • Top 10 ranked
  • Tuition: $10,000
  • Priority decision deadline: April 1, 2019

 

– Arizona State University

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

 

– Curtin University

Master of Marketing

  • Tuition: $22,254
  • Regular decision deadline: August 15, 2019

 

– University of Queensland

Master of Leadership in Service Innovation

  • Tuition: < $18,500
  • Regular decision deadline: June 15, 2019

 

– University of Edinburgh (Upcoming)

 

Future Learn (UK–AUS)


– The University of Newcastle Australia

Bachelor of Arts


– Deakin University

Cyber Security

Development and Humanitarian Action

Diabetes Education

Digital Learning Leadership

Entrepreneurship

Information Technology Leadership

Leadership


– Coventry University

MBA

MBA for the Cyber Security Management Sector

MBA for the Healthcare Sector

MBA for the Sustainable Tourism Sector

MBA with Artificial Intelligence Specialism

MSc Business and Organisational Psychology

MSc Construction Management with BIM

MSc Construction Project and Cost Management

MSc Cyber Security

MSc Disaster Management and Resilience

MSc Emergency Management and Resilience

MSC Nursing 


– Murdoch University

One Health


– The Open University

Postgraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education

 

 

Open edX

– University of Notre Dame

Master’s of Science in Data Science

 

– Moravian College

Online Master of Science in Predictive Analytics

 

XuetangX (China)


– The Open University

MBA (Upcoming)

 

Resources:

• IBL News: MOOC-Based Degrees: +10K Learners and $80M in Revenues

• IBL NewsMOOCs Are Dead, Welcome MOOC-Based Degrees

EdSurge: Year of MOOC-based Degrees: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2018

• Class Central on MOOC-based Degrees: ListDistinctive Features | Second Wave of MOOC Hype

 

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