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Having a master's degree has a lot of benefits, one of which is the opportunity of a higher income. However, those who want to further their education sometimes find themselves not having time enough to go back to school. Fortunately, top universities have collaborated with Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms to offer some of these programs online. Here is 6 legitimate online master's degree students can choose from.

Master of Computer Science in Data Science (University of Illinois)

The online Master's Degree of Computer Science in Data Science (MCS-DS) offered by the University of Illinois, costs less than $20K and touches four core areas of computer science. This includes machine learning, data mining, data visualization, and cloud computing. Students will also learn skill sets in information science and statistics. More details about the course can be accessed on Coursera.

Master of Science in Analytics (Georgia Tech)

Georgia Tech has one of the most successful online master's degree programs in computer science and with that, they are offering another program - the Master of Science in Analytics on edX. The program costs $825 per three credit hours and is limited to 250 students only. It also includes three free courses that focus on analytics.

Master of Science in Accounting (University of Illinois)

For those who have an accounting degree and want to proceed to a master's program, the University of Illinois is teaming up with Coursera once again to offer the Master of Science in Accounting. According to the U.S. News & World Report, the university's accounting program is one of the top three in the nation. The whole program is estimated to cost around $27K.

Master of Business Administration (University of Illinois)

The Master of Business Administration was first offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. According to the course description on Coursera, the program includes personal meet-ups with professors, team projects, and live global classrooms.

Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HEC Paris)

HEC Paris is one of the highest ranked business schools in Europe. The Master's in Innovation and Enterprise has just been opened this year and costs €20,000.

Cyber Security (Deakin University)

Deakin University in Australia is offering a master's degree program in Cyber Security with the UK-based MOOC provider, FutureLearn. Students will learn digital forensics, analytics, and system security among others when they take the course.

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