Kennesaw State’s computer science grad degree is as close as an iPod

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 17‚ 2007) — Working professionals don’t have a minute to spare‚ especially…

Georgia (Jan 17, 2007) — Kennesaw State’s computer science grad degree is as close as an iPod

Jeremy Craig


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 17‚ 2007) — Working professionals don’t have a minute to spare‚ especially those in computing and information technology. But how can they obtain a higher degree when they’re pressed for time?

That’s where Kennesaw State University’s Master of Science in Applied Computer Science program comes in with classes as close and convenient as an iPod.

The degree program allows students to elect to attend lectures using distance technology‚ said Ken Hoganson‚ director of the MSACS program in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

“A notable feature where the MSACS is truly out in front of other programs is in our use of mobile devices — iPods‚ PDAs‚ smart phones — for lectures‚” Hoganson said.

All lectures‚ which are recorded‚ are converted into a format that allows students to download to their mobile devices. When the new Apple iPhone comes out this summer‚ the lectures will be viewable on it‚ too‚ Hoganson said.

The 36−hour graduate degree program covers different and growing areas of technology. New topics include the science behind popular Web search engines like Google and Yahoo!‚ as well as computer security.

Other areas include artificial intelligence‚ robotics‚ bioinformatics‚ biomedical devices and digital game design‚ as well as software architecture‚ computing systems and databases.

The premium−priced program includes conference travel‚ laptops‚ books‚ parking and an optional feature that pays for professional certifications for students as part of their graduate degrees.

Students in the five−semester‚ part−time program learn together as a cohort‚ taking classes in a step−by−step manner.

“It’s a learning community where everyone knows each other‚” Hoganson said.

For more information on the program‚ visit

For further information‚ or to schedule an interview‚ please contact the writer.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit