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Value of a Masters in Computer Science from a State School?

  1. Mar 7, 2015 #1
    Hey guys,

    I got accepted to a few Cal State Computer Science masters (MS) programs (I live 10 minutes from one of them). I also applied to UC Davis and UC Irvine for their BS in Computer Science (would be a 2nd bach. degree, first was Psychology, pre-req's done/am doing at a CC), and am waiting on them. It's a long story as to why I didn't apply to the UC's masters programs. Curious what you guys think. What about market value (BS from the UC's, vs MS from the Cal States)? UC's would be more expensive.

    My goal is to work as a software engineer and I really love programming, but at the same time, I value having options, and perhaps being able to do different things, if I should get burned out at some point in my career.
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  3. Mar 7, 2015 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Many people get Comp Sci MS degrees in this manner. Having the MS is a good thing but in the long run its your experience in programming that really matters and helps you along but still the MS will give you a better perspective on the best way or better way to design things.
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