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Fortune: University of Tennessee—Knoxville launches online master’s degree program in computer science

The Tickle College of Engineering is launching a new online master’s degree in computer science beginning this fall. The program is designed to meet the climbing demand for computer scientists trained in cybersecurity, data mining and intelligent systems, and software engineering.

“Our goal is to help meet this demand through creation of new pathways for education such as creating the highest quality online program at UT Knoxville,” said Matthew Mench, dean and Wayne T. Davis dean’s chair of engineering.

The program can be completed in as little as two years and will offer concentrations in applied cybersecurity, data mining and intelligent systems, or software engineering.

“The three avenues of study that have been chosen are the specific things employers in the state of Tennessee are demanding and also what students are seeking,” said Gregory Peterson, department head of the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Read more about the impact of the program and how to apply on Fortune | Education.