Why Study MS in USA?
Let’s Look at the Numbers!
- As per QS World University Rankings 2018, 5 US universities are in the top 10 list – MIT (Rank 1), Stanford University (Rank 2), Harvard University (Rank 3), California Institute of Technology (Rank 4), University of Chicago (Rank 9); 11 universities are in the top 20 list
- USA came third in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2017-2018, ahead of Singapore, Netherlands, Germany, and Hong Kong.
- Ivy League
- Brown University
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Dartmouth College
- Harvard University
- Princeton University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Yale University
- Other Top Institutions
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- University of California, Berkeley
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- New York University
- Stanford University
- University of Texas, Austin
- Carnegie Mellon University
Powerful Reasons to Study MS in USA
|Quality Education & Curriculum||Cutting Edge Innovation & Research||Thriving Campus Life||Extensive International Exposure||Strong Employment Prospects|
|Ivy League & other top colleges||Scientific & Creative Innovation||Student Clubs & Organizations||Diverse Class||Extensive Job Opportunities|
|Variety of courses & specializations||Research Opportunities & Exposure||Focus on Extra-curricular activities||Cross-cultural exposure||Networking Opportunities|
Popular Fields of Master’s Study
- Computer Science
- Robotics Systems Development
- Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Molecular Biology
- Management Information Systems
Program Duration & Cost of Education
|Duration||Cost of Education per annum (Tuition Plus Living)|
|12-24 months||Average Tuition: US $ 20,000-50,000 Average Living: US $ 10,000-12,000|
Eligibility Criteria for Master’s Programs
|Strong Academic Credentials||Standardized Test Scores||Other Aspects of Profile|
|An undergraduate degree (4 years) in a related discipline If you have completed only a three-year Bachelor’s degree program, there is an option to complete a Pre-Master’s program to qualify||GRE is needed IELTS/TOEFL is required As for the minimum scores, it varies from university to university, but on an average, most UK universities require a 6.5 on IELTS. The band requirement is higher for programs that require a higher degree of literacy like English Literature, Journalism, Mass Communication, Creative Writing and Law, which may require a band of 7 or 7.5. If these scores seem unachievable, students may also look for intensive English language courses run by some universities to enhance their level of English.||Strong Academic Profile, projects, internships, papers|
Intakes & Application Deadlines
Preparation should ideally begin one year you plan to apply for a graduate program in the US.
Most universities have two intakes, a Fall intake, which happens around September and a Spring intake, which is usually in January every year.
The deadlines for the Fall intake are generally in the months of December to April and the deadlines for the Spring intake are generally in the months of June to October every year.
Student Visa and Work Permit
After securing admission to an American university, you need to apply for a visa. The typical student visa in the US is an F1 Visa, which can be applied for online. The Visa is valid for your entire program duration and two additional months.
You must apply at least three months before the commencement of your graduate program.
How to apply?
You will have to create an online profile, pay the visa fee, and submit an online visa application, the DS-160. You will have to then schedule two appointments, one at the Visa Application Center in India to provide biometrics and another at the American Embassy for a visa interview.
If you want to catapult your career to the next level with a prestigious degree from an American university, reach out to our representatives for personalized application guidance tailored to your academic and professional profile.