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    Is school for computer science worth it vs. learning online?


    Hey guys...n00b here...i got a conditional acceptance for a masters program in CS (my BA was not in CS)...when I tell people I'm going to school for it, I get the sense that everyone thinks I'm wasting my $$...for me, I'm genuinely interested in the subject matter but ...my hope is that the technical skills will help my career too...do employers even care about the degree or is it better to just take a workshop and take the self learning approach? (I will add that school tends to work a little bit better for me because it is structured motivation..with the self learning, its hard to find the motivation after work, since there is nothing holding me to a deadline...what have you guys think, is it worth it?
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    I took my BA in CS.
    One of the good thing I liked was to learn things/topics I might never have thought about.

    I never got the master so I can't tell specific for that part.

    Any specific topic you are looking for?
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    To your question itMrFujin, there is a standard computer science part of it and then you get to pick a specialization (I picked web development)...any thoughts are helpful
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    I also studied BS CS, specialization is nothing, at the end semester 2 to 4 courses will be different thats all. Regarding your original question, if you are going for specific web development than I am afraid BS CS will not help. But you know studies are important, you can so both at same time, you can do online courses and study MS CS.

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