What are the best MS Schools in the USA?

Asked by Ganga Singh about 2 years ago

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Puneet Singh

Puneet Singh

Tax Manager specializing in Expatriate US taxation and global mobility processes.

Hi Ganga, how are you doing?

The first and most important thing that I want to mention is that it’s great that you are looking for MS schools in the USA because it is considered as the pool of opportunities, especially for MS students. 

It is renowned as the most popular destination since it has some of the best universities and excellent student support facilities. 

Top MS Schools in the USA

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Harvard University
  3. Princeton University
  4. Stanford University
  5. University of California

While it can be an overwhelming task to choose amongst these best options, you should consider various aspects like location, expenses, eligibility, specializations offered, placements, etc. 

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Being ranked #1 in the world by the World University Rankings for the eighth consecutive year, MIT is one of the most sought-after universities in the USA. It is a government-funded university in the United States offering more than 50 Master's degrees. You can explore fields like Aeronautics and Robotics, Architecture Studies-Building Technology, Master in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering Practice to name a few. 

2. Stanford University, Stanford, California
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, it is the second-best institution in the world, according to the QS World Rankings. It has around 40 academic departments that provide master's degrees in physics, symbolic systems, statistics, petroleum engineering, medicine, mechanical engineering, mathematics, management science and engineering, and other related fields.

3. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
It is a private Ivy League university dedicated to global excellence in education, teaching, and research. It is the country's oldest university and boasts a beautiful campus. The Master of Science degree at Harvard is ranked third in the QS World Rankings and has a global reputation for providing excellent education.

4. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
It was founded in 1746 and is currently rated 13 in the world according to QS world rankings. It is one of the country's most prestigious universities, known for providing top-notch education in a variety of subjects, especially MS in engineering specializations.

5. University of California
It is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of California system's ten research universities. This prestigious university is ranked 28th and is home to some highly regarded institutes such as the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Space Sciences Laboratory, both of which do considerable research. You name the specialization that you want to study and research about, and you’ll have it there. 

So I’ve tried to include the basic details about all the top universities that can help you in differentiating and choosing the most suitable one for you.

Why don’t you tell me more about which specialization you want to study and also about your academic background? Maybe then I’ll be able to give you some more information best suitable for you. 


Vinamra Jain

Vinamra Jain

CSE undergrad student | Minor in Communication


As Divyakshi said, the USA is one of the most popular places that you can consider for your MS. While there are plenty of top universities to choose from, it can get quite overwhelming to decide which one’s would be the most suitable for you. 


You need to be very sure of the university that you pick as it would play a major role in your master’s degree. The university that you choose will shape the kind of skills and exposure you get and similarly the opportunities will also be based on that because the recruiting companies would be different for all the universities. 

Another important thing that you should always consider is your eligibility. If you do not match the academic requirement of the university you wish to apply to, then no matter how good the university is, you won’t be the right fit for it. 

Don’t worry, I can try to check your eligibility and see if it matches the academic requirements of the universities that you wish to apply to. Let me know about your academic scores, extracurriculars, etc so that I have a brief idea of your profile.

Meanwhile, you can also self-evaluate your profile at https://bit.ly/3JLXrwB and get a list of school options that you’re eligible for. 





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