I am currently pursuing my 2nd year bachelor's degree (CSE). I am interested to do masters in USA and I have a low budget. Can you assist me where to start and when to start?

Asked by Rakesh over 1 year ago

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Tejaswini Malik

Tejaswini Malik

MentR-Me Team

Study Abroad Expert

Unquestionably, the US is one of the most popular locations for Master's degree programs. However, students worldwide enrol in these programs due to the excellent research standards and the lucrative opportunities.

List of 10 US Universities with Affordable MS Programs
A Master's degree program in US universities requires a student to take a specified number of credit hours, between 30 and 60. The tuition fee you must pay is calculated based on the number of credit hours taken that semester.

University of Houston
Tuition Fees: 18,000-22,000

Purdue University
Tuition Fees: 20,000-30,000

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tuition Fees: 13,000-35,000
Stony Brook University, State University of NY
Tuition Fees: 19,000-24,000

University of Tulsa
Tuition Fees: 18,000-24,000
Michigan Technological University
Tuition Fees: 19,000-23,000

San Diego State University
Tuition Fees: 13,000-16,000

The University of Texas at Dallas
Tuition Fees: 17,000-24,000

California State University- Fullerton
Tuition Fees: 13,000-15,000

University at Buffalo
Tuition Fees: 17,000-23,000

General conditions that you must meet to be eligible to pursue your MS in the USA are as follows:

  • The candidates must have completed their Master's degree at a reputable institution in a related discipline with a minimum average GPA of 3.5.
  • Must be GRE-certified.
  • Students from other countries must have passed one of the English language competency tests. In addition, TOEFL and IELTS are recommended.
  • Must have had relevant professional experience as an undergraduate. Field internships are considered to be experienced.

The university you choose and the course you enrol in will determine the cost of your MS in the USA. The average MS fees in the USA range from 20,000 USD to 70,000 USD.

Again, the type of lifestyle you select will determine the cost of living in the United States for international students. You must choose student housing if your budget is limited. Additionally, some expenses cannot be avoided. International students' average monthly cost of living in the United States is between 900 and 1500 USD.

You can also go to some good universities with scholarships: 

Next-Gen Scholarship    
Amount covered: 1000 USD(INR 75,758)

Fulbright Foreign Student Program    
Fully Funded Scholarship 

The United States South Pacific Scholarship Program     
Fully Funded Scholarship 

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program     
Fully Funded Scholarship 

Community College Initiative Program 2018    
Fully Funded Scholarship 

In conclusion, there are numerous MS-granting institutions in the US. Students should carefully consider their options before choosing. While making compromises is acceptable, you should be aware of your top priorities to ensure you have the most significant university experience possible.



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