I guess I'll start with a little biographical information. I'm 35 years old and I work as a web application developer. I have my BA in chemistry, which I didn't use since I decided against on becoming a doctor after college. And, as it turned out, I didn't want to spend my life in a chemistry lab, neither. A few years later, I decided to take 10 classes in computer science and web development at a community college. I liked it overall, but despite a stellar GPA I thought to myself that I was't good enough to get hired. A year later, I went back to my alma mater and finished a MS in finance. As my luck goes, I wasn't able to get a job after many tries. If I had to do it over again I would not have gone to business school. Note to reader, if you're interested in the corporate world only go to a top ten business school, avoid MS degrees, and go for MBA.
Like many people, my path to becoming a webdev isn't linear. Now that I have a job again I realized there's more to programming than web development. Maybe I should look into machine learning. I'm starting to think that going back to school may be a good opportunity. I recently heard about Georgia Tech's Online Master of Science in Computer Science degree. It costs about $7000 for the whole degree. That's cheaper than most coding camps! I'm wondering if it's too late for me to complete yet another degree. I did some research, though, this program can be completed part time in three years. I'll be 38-39. Should I even bother going back to school?
My questions for the community are the following:
Has anyone heard of this program?
If you have completed this program, what do you think of it?
What advice would you give me?
Thanks in advance.