Does pursuing a master's degree in Computer Science just after Btech is good or should i go for placements?

Asked by Keshav about 1 year ago

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Divyakshi  Gupta

Divyakshi Gupta

Study Abroad Expert

Yes, ofcourse. The main requirements for applying for a Masters in Computer Science are as follows. 

Candidates should have Bachelor’s or undergraduate degrees equivalent to Bachelor’s program in Computer Science in the USA. They may also have a degree in any technical discipline which is relevant. Aggregates of 3.0 GPA are a must out of 4.0 GPA. It means a minimum B grade with 83-86% of marks. 

Another MS in computer science in USA eligibility criteria pertains to the GRE score. Students need to score anywhere between 292-328 to boost their chances. Most universities accept GRE cut-offs in this segment. For example, Stanford University takes GRE 328, while GRE 292 is good enough for Harvard University. Carnegie Mellon University accepts scores of 316, while the University of Washington takes 300. 

Good scores are a must in English language proficiency tests like TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum IELTS cut-off is usually 7, although institutions like the University of Southern California may accept 6.5 scores while some like Carnegie Mellon University insist on IELTS 7.5 score. 

Apart from these key requirements, there are also some core skills that you should possess:

Excellent maths skills.

Excellent computer and technology knowledge and skills.

An ability to analyse problems and trace them to their core causes.

A systematic approach to work and problem solving.

A stickler for accuracy.

A strong ability to anticipate and diagnose problems

To be able to pursue a MS in CS program, candidates should possess the right set of skills to become successful in the future. The requirements for a Masters in Computer Science vary from university to university, some of the fundamental ones are listed below:

Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities.

IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.

Aspirants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in the same specialization with a passing percentage in aggregate of the subjects studied at the degree level.

So, you can see, your bachelor’s gpa would be a part of your application and not the only deciding factor. 

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Hope this helps!





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