North Carolina State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Department:
Master of Computer Science Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Networking Computer Science
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Our classes for OCIT students are the same as for our on-campus students, except that lectures are delivered online rather than in person.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in computer information technology programs 2
Concentrations offered
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer Engineering
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Cybersecurity Theoretical Computer Science
Biocomputing/Bioinformatics Human Computer Interaction
Game Design/Development Internet Technology
High Performance Computing and Simulation

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 20


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 14 full-time; 1 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 14
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 6 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 80
Maximum class size 120

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.5 years
Program target time to graduate 4 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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