Can you provide information about the MS program in USA?

Asked by Radhika Gaikwad almost 2 years ago

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Saumya Chadha

Saumya Chadha

MentR-Me Team

Study Abroad Expert

Around 70% of US colleges offer a 2-year degree program called a master's or MS in the US. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Management) degrees make up the majority of MS programs in the US.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)   

  • Rank- 1    
  • 38.1 Lakhs/Yr

Stanford University    

  • Rank- 3    
  • 17.9 Lakhs/Yr (minimum)

Harvard University    

  • Rank- 5    
  • 40.3 Lakhs/Yr

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)    

  • Rank- 6    
  • 42.1 Lakhs/Yr

University of Chicago    

  • Rank- 10    
  • 44 Lakhs/Yr

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)    

  • Rank- 13    
  • 39.5 to 53.7 Lakhs/Yr

Yale University    

  • Rank- 14    
  • 32.1 to 54.1 Lakhs/Yr

Columbia University    

  • Rank- 19    
  • 34 Lakhs/Yr

Princeton University    

  • Rank- 20
  • 40.3 Lakhs/Yr

Cornell University    

  • Rank- 21    
  • 43.3 Lakhs/Yr

The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor    

  • Rank- 23    
  • 36.6 Lakhs/Yr

Johns Hopkins University    

  • Rank- 25    
  • 37.4 Lakhs/Yr

Northwestern University    

  • Rank- 30    
  • 31 to 41.3 Lakhs/Yr

UC Berkeley    

  • Rank- 32    
  • 19.4 to 53.7 Lakhs/Yr


  • Rank- 40    
  • 48.5 Lakhs/Yr

New York University (NYU)    

  • Rank- 42    
  • 43.5 Lakhs/Yr

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD)    

  • Rank- 48    
  • 9.3 Lakhs/yr

Duke University    

  • Rank- 52    
  • 46.2 Lakhs/Yr

Carnegie Mellon University    

  • Rank- 53    
  • 32.2 Lakhs/Yr

Brown University  

  • Rank- 60    
  • 39.3 Lakhs/Yr

University of Texas (UTAUS)    

  • Rank- 67    
  • 12.9 to 14.7 Lakhs/Yr

University of Wisconsin (UW-Madison)    

  • Rank- 75    
  • 19 Lakhs/Yr

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign    

  • Rank- 82    
  • 29.1 Lakhs/Yr

University of Washington    

  • Rank- 85    
  • 28.9 Lakhs/Yr

Georgia Institute of Technology    

  • Rank- 88    
  • 11.2 Lakhs/Y

MS Admission Deadlines in the USA

In the USA, the Fall session is often when the application deadlines for master's programs are set. Fall and spring application deadlines are in December and October, respectively. There may be different deadlines for each university or chosen MS specialization.

MS in USA Requirements

  • 3 to 4 years bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • 3.5 or higher GPA, equivalent to 87% in bachelor
  • GRE score of 330 or above
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Research Internships/ Published Research Papers
  • Project work/Seminars
  • 2-3 Letter of Recommendation
  • Social & Leadership Activities.

In the USA, private universities charge roughly 45,000 USD in tuition fees, compared to 35,000 USD for public universities. 

  • Rent of Apartment: 1,000 USD to 2,000
  • Meals: 30 USD to 40 (one-meal)
  • Transportation: 100 USD to 300
  • Personal Expenses: 300 USD to 600
  • Health Insurance: 450 USD to 700

The prospect of taking on numerous employment three to five weeks following admission intimidates MS students. Jobs are available through either on-campus employment or university relationships with other businesses. You can look at employment prospects in the US on LinkedIn or Indeed. Annual job fairs can make the job search process simpler. After earning a master's degree, the typical student wage in the USA might reach 74,000 USD.

Nitin Chauhan

Nitin Chauhan

MentR-Me Team

The United States is renowned for its diverse range of specialized MS programs, catering to nearly every academic interest—from artificial intelligence to environmental science.

Key Aspects:

Curriculum Structure: Most MS programs in the USA are designed to be completed within two years, though some can be accelerated or extended depending on the institution and student needs. Programs typically combine core coursework with electives and a culminating thesis or project.

Research Opportunities: The US is a hub for cutting-edge research. Many universities are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, offering students the chance to work alongside leading experts on pioneering projects.

Career Prospects: An MS degree from a US institution significantly enhances your employability. According to recent data, graduates with an MS degree in fields like engineering and computer science see a substantial increase in earning potential compared to those with a bachelor's degree alone.

Application Process and Requirements:

Applicants generally need to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, a competitive GRE score, and proficiency in English (TOEFL or IELTS). Letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose are also crucial components of your application.

For potential students, it's advisable to engage with alumni networks and faculty of your targeted programs to gain deeper insights and make informed decisions. Additionally, be aware of the visa requirements and post-graduation work opportunities, such as OPT (Optional Practical Training), which allows you to work in the US in your field of study for up to three years after graduation, depending on your degree.



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