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Masters in USA

Some quick notes to clear your most common queries about MS in US:

  1. Duration of MS in US: MS in USA is of 2 years duration in general. Some MEng programs are of one year duration. Indian students should mostly prefer to study a 2 years MS in US
  2. Intakes: Most MS programs in USA will begin in Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer(May) each year. While Spring (January) is also fairly big intake, students must prefer the Fall (August) start
  3. Cost of Studying MS in US: Course fee for MS in US ranges between $25000 to $60000 for the full program (typically ranging from Rs. 15 lacs to Rs 35 lacs). However, several MS programs may go beyond $60000 (for both years). Note: Higher fee does not determine the quality of the MS program. The fees at US State Universities are generally lower than the fees at US Private Universities
  4. Work Experience Requirement: No work experience is required to apply for MS programs in US
  5. GMAT / GRE: Most MS programs in the USA need a GRE. GRE is out of 340 and while 321+ is a very good score, students should at least score beyond 300. Many Universities do offers admissions with a lower GRE score and there are pathway programs available where you could attempt for a GRE while you are studying your MS program
  6. English Language Requirement: Either IELTS test or TOEFL test is compulsory. The test could be done within one month from the date you decide to take the test ie. preparing for the test, registering for the test, to appearing for it. If you need to register for the test or need help or coaching, you could contact us at +91 9000133877
  7. Time to Apply: Best time to apply for MS in US is October and November for the forthcoming Fall (Aug) start. Different Universities have different deadlines. It is considered best to apply before the first application deadline to improve of chance of acceptance. Applications for MS in US can go up to April too for a Fall (August) intake
  8. Work During Study (Part time work in US as a student) : Students can work up to 20 hours per week during the MS course and full-time (40 hours per week) during holidays. Students may also get Graduate Assistantship, Research Assistantship or Teaching Assistantship while pursuing MS
  9. Work After Study (OPT after graduation in US): You could stay back for 12 months on the Optional Practical Training (OPT) period after your MS in US. Post one year, you need a job offer in hand to stay back and an application for H1B has to be made (based on the job offer). Most MS programs in the US (especially tech programs) are STEM designated degrees, which means you can work in the US upto 3 years after graduation. Read more about STEM courses and Working in the USA after graduating

MS Programs that Engineering Students can study in the US:

MS in Management Information Systems (MIS) MS in Mechanical Engineering MS in Financial Engineering
MS in Computer Science MS in Industrial Engineering MS in Engineering Management (MEM)
MS in Electrical/Electronics Engineering MS in Structural Engineering MS in Biomedical/Biotechnical
MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) MS in Civil Engineering MS in Biotechnology
MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) MS in Robotics MS in Bioinformatics
MS in Information Technology MS in Environmental Engineering MS in Finance
MS in Data Analytics / Data Science MS in Environmental Science MS in Marketing
MS in Data Science MS in Telecommunication MS in International Business
MS in Business Analytics MS in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering MS in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
MS in Interaction Design MS in Chemical Engineering MS in Entrepreneurship
MS in Artificial Intelligence MS in Material Science and Engineering MS in HR (Human Resource Management)
MS in Agricultural Engineering MS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering More...

Then there are some other programs for non-core engineering background students:

MS in Design (Mdes) Master of Physical Therapy MS in Public Health
MS in Architecture Transitional DPT MS in Health Administration
MArch (architecture) MS in Psychology more
MS in Interior Design MS in Speech Language Pathology
MS in Light / Spatial / Furniture Design Microbiology
MS in Fashion Design Immunology
MS in Fashion Management Cell and Molecular Biology
MS in Graphic Design Cancer Biology
MS in Animation Genetics
MS in Creative Writing Food Sciences
MS in Integrated Marketing Communication Chemistry

Popular Programs and List of Universities for MS in US for engineering students

  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Computer Science (Engineering)
  • Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering
  • Financial Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Biomedical engineering / Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering / Environmental Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering / Aeronautical Engineering

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Perhaps the most preferred program choice of Indian students with an IT background!

MIS prepares students for careers involving the design, analysis, implementation and operation of Computer Based information systems. MIS involves the use of computers in organisations and the integration of computer skills with the functional areas of management. The key areas of MIS include the use of Information Technology to support business processes and the strategic needs of the organisation that eventually help companies reach their technology as well as financial goals. Additionally, it includes Enterprise data management and Analysis of business processes for redesign and potential automation.

Major Subjects under MIS: Software Design and Integration, Business Communications, Web Computing and Mining, Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet, Business Foundations for IT, Information Security Risk Management, Data Mining for Business Intelligence, Operations Management, Business Intelligence, Information Security in Public and Private Sectors

Top US Universities that offer MS in MIS:

  • University of California – Berkeley
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • Cornell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University – Pennsylvania (CMU)
  • Purdue University
  • Texas A & M University – College Station (TAMU)
  • New York University (NYU)
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (UMich)
  • George Washington University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington (IUB) – Kelley School of Business
  • University of Maryland – College Park (UMCP)
  • Boston University
  • University of Arizona
  • State University of New York (SUNY) – Buffalo
  • University of Florida (UFL)
  • Northeastern University (NEU)
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC)
  • University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

Computer Science (Engineering)

For future software developers, software engineers, or programmers, a graduate degree in Computer Science engineering combines training in electrical engineering and computer science.

Major Subjects under Computer Science Engineering:

Advanced Object Oriented Programming, Robotics, Electromagnetic Waves, Advanced level of Cryptography, Computational Photography, Computer Graphics and Data Mining, Programming Language Theory, Parallel Computer Architecture and Programming, Design and Analysis of Algorithm, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networking and Database Management

Popular Specialisations with Computer Science:

Data Science, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture, Database and Information Systems, Game Development, Network and Security, Augmented Reality

Top US Universities that offer MS in Computer Science

the list is endless… science will be available at as many universities in the US as you can think of


Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering

Here’s to the world of telecommunications, new media, wireless and mobile engineering, more

Major Subjects under­Electrical/Electronics:

Digital Systems, Wireless Communications, Analog Integrated, Circuits, VLSI Systems, Communication Systems, Nanophotonics, RF Integrated Circuits, Statistical and Digital Signal Processing, Image & Video Compression, Quantum Mechanics

Major Subjects under­Telecommunication:

Data Communication, VoIP Network Design, Satellite Communication Systems, Multimedia Networking, Wireless Systems Lab, Cognitive Radios, Network Economics and Finance, Optical Fiber Communications, Wireless LAN’s and more

Popular Specialisations include:

VLSI Design, Control Systems, Analog Circuit Design (Embedded), Wireless Communication, Power Systems, Telecommunication Management

Top US Universities for Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering


Financial Engineering

Financial engineering is a multidisciplinary field involving financial theory, the methods of engineering, the tools of mathematics and the practice of programming. It relates to the creation of new financial instruments and strategies, typically exotic options and specialized interest rate derivatives. The field applies engineering methodologies to problems in finance, and employs financial theory and applied mathematics, as well as computation and the practice of programming.   Students from varied engineering background who have their love for Math and Finance generally pick this option.

Major Subjects under Financial Engineering:

Stochastic Models for Financial Engineering, Statistical Tools for Financial Engineering, Foundations of Financial Engineering, Financial Markets, Institutions and Risk, Optimization Models and Methods for Financial Engineering, Financial Engineering: Continuous Time Models, Data Analysis for Financial Engineering

Top US Universities for MS in Financial Engineering

Learn more about studying financial engineering in the US here


Engineering Management

An interdisciplinary program designed specifically to elevate engineers to leading decision making key roles in top organizations. The course will have a set of fixed core courses from the financial field and coupled with a wide range of technical electives from your engineering department of choice. A lot of flexibility options are offered with some universities allowing students to take courses from other schools of law, pure sciences and economics to name a few. Job prospects are bright as leading managers in technological firms or taking up technically intensive roles in financial institutions.

Major Subjects under MS in Engineering Management:

Marketing with application to Technology, Intellectual Property, Business Law and Entrepreneurship, Finance in High-Tech Industries, Corporate Finance, Operations Management, Statistical and Optimization Methods, Finance & Managerial Accounts

Top US Universities that offer MS in Engineering Management

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Michigan
  • Purdue University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Southern California
  • Texas A&M University (TAMU)
  • Ohio State University
  • Auburn University
  • University of Iowa
  • Northeastern University
  • Lehigh University
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • North Carolina State University
  • State Univ Of New York-Buffalo
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Kansas State University
  • Wayne State University
  • Iowa State University
  • UMASS Amherst
  • University of Florida

there are so many more…..


Biomedical engineering / Bioengineering

Biomedical engineering and bioengineering involve finding solutions to medical problems, often using technology, electronics, or mechanics.

Major Subjects under Biomedical:

Signals and Systems, Biofluid and Biosolid Mechanics, Human Body-Structure and Function, Biomedical Instrumentation and Design, Biomedical Design, Medical Imaging, Radiological Health fundamentals, Biomedical Optics, Biomechanics, Neuro mechanics, Biomembranes

Major Subjects under Biotechnology:

Molecular biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical/engineering biotechnology, Computational biology/bioinformatics, Biomedical technologies, Biochemistry, Clinical Informatics System, Cardiovascular Bioengineering, Biological Tissues

Top US Universities that offer Biomedical Engineering or Biotechnology


Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers design bridges, roads, buildings, and other structures. Students may specialize in one area of civil engineering, such as construction or transportation engineering.

Major Subjects under Civil:

Atmosphere Energy, Construction Engineering and Management, Sustainable Design and Construction, Environmental Fluid Mechanics & Hydrology, Structural Engineering & Geomechanics

Popular Specialisations:

Construction Management, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Top US Universities that offers MS in Civil


Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers work with machines and engines, from elevator technology to robotics. Students can focus on areas such as heat transfer and fracture mechanics.

Major Subjects under Mechanical:

Combustion Fundamentals, Energy Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Conduction, Mechatronics, Vehicle Dynamics and Control, Fatigue Design and Analysis, Good and Bad Products, Classical Dynamics, Dynamic Systems, Vibrations and Controls, Thermodynamics

Popular Specialisations in Mechanical Engineering:

Biomechanical Engineering, Material Science and Manufacturing, Thermal Sciences, Automobile Engineering

Top US Universities that offer Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering involves chemistry, biology, math, and physics. Graduates may become designers and inventors, potentially working with everything from nanotechnology to new energy.

Major Subjects under Chemical Engineering:

Thermodynamics of fluids, Advanced Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Reactor Design, Transport Processes, Polymer Engineering, Heat Transfer, Control and Design, Chemical Reactor Designs, Separation Processes, Colloids and Interfaces, Fluid Flow, Fuel Processors

Popular Specialisations in Chemical Engineering:

Energy Economics & Engineering, Materials and Polymer Sciences, Chemical and Process Technology

Top US Universities that offer MS in Chemical Engineering


Environmental Engineering / Environmental Science

Environmental Engineering is a diverse field concentrating on sustainable development, optimal resource allocation, and alternate energy usage and carrying out environmental impact assessments among a wide range. Most colleges abroad treat this as a sub-discipline of mostly Civil Engineering and in some cases Chemical Engineering as well. So courses from these departments will also be made available based on college and department rules. Students should have a foundation in pure science subjects like chemistry and biology which will aid their courses at the masters’ level and some college have fixed pre-requisites.   Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences (including ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, limnology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, and geodesy) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. Environmental science emerged from the fields of natural history and medicine during the Enlightenment. Today it provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems

Major Subjects under Environmental:

Water Chemistry, Environmental Organic Chemistry, Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Microbiology, Sustainable Development, Environmental Engineering Design, Environmental Engineering Processes

Top US Universities that offer Environmental Engineering / Environmental Science / Environmental Studies / Environmental Management

  • Yale University
  • Duke University
  • University of Virginia
  • State University of New York (SUNY)
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Michigan
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • University of California Santa Barbara, Bren School
  • University of Vermont
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Colorado State University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Michigan Tech
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Northeastern University
  • Clarkson University
  • University of South Florida
  • Arizona State University
  • Clemson University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Michigan Tech
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Syracuse University
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of California Berkeley

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering is a branch of engineering dealing with the optimization of complex processes or systems. Its underlying concepts overlap considerably with certain business-oriented disciplines such as operations management, but the engineering side tends to emphasize extensive mathematical proficiency and usage of quantitative methods.   Major Subjects under Industrial: Operations Research, Production and Inventory Control, Probability and Statistics, Information systems

Top US Universities for Industrial Engineering


Material Science and Engineering

Material Science and Engineering program gives students a broad foundation in all classes of materials, including nano-materials, metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. The major also emphasizes critical thinking, writing, and the liberal arts. In understanding various principles, students use chemistry and physics to distinguish how properties of materials depend on chemical bonding, atomic and molecular arrangements, crystal structures, and microstructures.

Major Subjects under Material Science:

Thermodynamics of Materials, Transport Phenomena, Mechanical Response of Materials, Defects in Solids, Solidification Processing, Fracture of Materials, Corrosion, Biomaterials, Polymer Synthesis, Diffraction

Top US Universities that offer Materials Science and Engineering

Aerospace Engineering / Aeronautical Engineering

Its all about the science of flight (aircraft and spacecraft vehicles).

Major Subjects under Aerospace:

Advanced Rocket Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Synthesis and Analysis, Mechanical Vibration, Spacecraft Design Laboratory, Global Positioning Systems, Techniques of Failure Analysis

Top US Universities that offer Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering

there are many more……


Application requirement for studying MS in US


  • A transcript is a must and needs to be submitted to all US Universities that you are applying to
  • A transcript is an official record from your current or former institution giving a breakdown of the marks or grades you have achieved during all the years of your degree level study
  • If you are in your 3rd year of study (degree college), your College will print all the subjects and the scores achieved in 1 or 2 (sometimes 3 or higher) pages (on their letter head) and will stamp, sign and seal it for you in an envelope
  • An official transcript should show the official seal/logo of the issuing institution, and/or an authenticating signature should be provided
  • If you have not yet completed your current course of study, your College should be able to provide an official interim transcript showing your marks achieved to date
  • A transcript is available from your School/College and every School/College has its own format – you have apply for the transcript at the School/College
  • It takes time to acquire your transcript — hence, apply early


Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Mostly all MS programs in USA require you to take your GRE. Its best to take it before October in the year prior to when you are joining. Students generally take about 2.5 to 3 months to prepare for the test. The validity of GRE is 5 years, thus most students prefer prefer taking the test while they are in their 3rd of engineering (or second last year of their undergraduate study period). You can learn more about GRE here


In order to get admission in the US universities, candidates need to demonstrate English language competency by scoring high in TOEFL or IELTS exams. In IELTS, the preferred score is 7.0 or 6.5 (out of 9) and in TOEFL iBT, the preferred score is 102 or higher but different Universities have TOEFL requirement starting from 80 (out of 120). Both TOEFL and IELTS test dates are available each month. Learn more about TOEFL or IELTS

Statement of Purpose

Compelling essays or statement of purpose highlight your most salient attributes and make you stand out to the admission committee. Most US Masters would require you to write a statement of purpose (sometimes known as personal statement or statement of intent). Admissions to Top MS programs is based on what you bring to the table through these statements – US Universities will want to see your academic knowledge, projects / publications you have worked on, leadership skills, networking skills, interpersonal skills, team work abilities, ability to perform and sustain under pressure, and more qualities. Answers to these essays must be as candid as possible.


A well crafted resume goes a long way. It should clearly talk about your employment, education, and achievements. Generally, we recommend that your resume / CV should be should only be of one page. Here is where you can get a simple explanation on what can appear on a smart resume

Letter of Recommendation

A recommendation letter that highlight candidates’ achievements in academic or professional world would add great value to the candidature.

  • If you are working (after your graduation), then it is advisable to get at least one recommendation letter from your immediate supervisor who is generally considered to be in the best position to have been able to observe your work and assess your capabilities
  • If you are applying while you are studying in your final year, then you should try and take recommendation letters from referees who have taught you a subject. Additionally, you can take one from the Principal or Dean or Director
  • Mostly US Universities prefer an online recommendation. You will need to register the referees online (in the online application portal). Your referee will receive an email from the US University and your referee will have to following the instructions to submit the recommendation online
  • While registering the referees, it is preferred to have the Institutional or Organizational email id (not gmail, yahoo, outlook, etc.)
  • Your referees will have to submit the recommendation before the application deadline
  • Most US Universities will ask for at least 2 recommendations

Work Experience

It is not necessary to have work experience (in general) to apply for MS courses in the US. If however you do have work experience after your graduation, highlighting that fact is an added advantage. Work during your studies is considered to be part-time work (which does not substitute for full-time work). Some Universities will recommend you to include the work experience letters during the application stage if you have a gap between your last qualification and the time when you are applying for your MS program

Financial Documents

Most US Universities will ask you submit financial documents to prove that you have enough funds to study in the USA. These have to be liquid funds eg. bank balance, fixed deposits etc. Universities also have their Financial Declaration Form which is to be filled by the student’s sponsor. An Affidavit of Support (on Rs 20 stamp paper) can also be used in lieu of Financial Declaration Form


Generally, there are NO interviews conducted for MS applicants. Your application is your only chance to display all your skills to the University.

In minimal or exceptional cases, there might be an interview. These interviews could be conducted by a faculty member or a staff or an alumni or a third party representative appointed by the University. These interview are more often informal in nature and are meant for information exchange. These interviews allow university representatives to judge the candidates’ focus, passion, future career goals and personality.

Our experience says that interviews last anything between 15 to 45 minutes. These interviews may through a telephone call or via skype.

Counselling for MS in US – How we help!


We explain the complete process of studying in USA. We assess your profile and understand your suitability to study in USA. We suggest areas of profile development


Based on your interest area, future plans, career objectives, budget and several other factors, we help you select the right MS programs in USA you must apply to. This is very important because you spend application fees per university, send out couriers and invest more during the process and not applying to the right set of Universities would mean a loss of money and time. We categorically suggest Ambitious, Moderate and Safe University options from which you can select from so as to create the right set of final 8 Universities

Application Documentation:

We guide you with your documents required for applying to MBA programs in USA. This includes helping you build and edit the right CV, editing suggestions to strengthen your essays and SOP, providing guidance on your recommendation letter content, and more. We are one of the leading admission consulting in the country and essay editing is our forte


We guide you through the applications to US Universities where we plan the complete application, help you bring out your strengths during your application, help you fill the application forms correctly, check the content, rectify any errors, and help you submit the application. This is followed by checking the application documents to be sent to the right department at the University

Follow Up Counseling:

We are always there for you. Universities email you their queries or provide updates on your applications. Often times, we follow up with your Universities. After your applications too, generally you are bound to come up with a lot of questions, and we will be happy to help

Interview rounds:

Many top US Universities would want to do an interview round with you before finalizing your admissions. We provide you with mock rounds and help you build your confidence, so that you could establish to the University that you could contribute well to their Masters class


Once your offers are in, we help you finalize on the right program. Often students face a dilemma at this stage when they receive more than one admit

Financial Matters:

We will guide on how you have to make your fee payment and get your confirmation from the University

Visa Guidance:

We guide you through the complete student visa process including suggesting the right documents, documentation check, applying for appointment, preparing the visa application file, providing mock interview rounds and more


We try to connect you with other students who are going to the US or who are already studying there


We guide you with booking of your accommodation in US to whatever extent that is possible


Shortlisting the right set of Universities and editing essays is the biggest task where students face issues. We have always encouraged our students to join top Universities and with limitless iterations to essays/SOP and brainstorming discussions, we believe to have placed students to Universities that have been their dream!


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In case you’re confused about your studies in USA, we can help you solve the problem. Once we meet you, and your parents or spouse, we ask you questions to get a clearer idea of your preferences, restrictions, and goals. This will allow us to make a range of suggestions with regard to locations and universities. With more discussions we’ll help you pick between them and narrow it down to the right selection of safe, moderate and ambitions options. We will make your process of studying in USA hassle-free.

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