How to Apply for MS Master's Program in USA

Master's Program in USA

The Masters in Science (MS) degree is a 2 year graduate course of study in the US for someone with a bachelor’s degree in science. It may be entirely course-based, entirely research-based or (more typically) a mixture.

 

In the US, an MS degree is awarded for science, engineering, technological programs that generally focus on scientific & mathematical subjects.

In contrast, Indian colleges offer a Masters in Science (M.Sc) for specializing in pure science (M.Sc Physics, M.Sc Chemistry), Masters in Technology (M.Tech) for technological courses and a Masters in Engineering (M.E) for engineering programs. 

Get to Know here how to apply for MS in the including its eligibilitiy 

 

Eligibility to study MS in the US

  • You must be a graduate of an accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum or equivalent. Generally, to enroll for an MS degree, one must have undergone 16 (12 + 4) years of education. Which is why it is common to see maximum number of Indian students pursuing master in science   from the US after B.Tech (4 years) from India.

  • MS from US after 3 year B.Sc from India? This is difficult since most US universities ask for 16 years of education before applying for masters. If you have pursued a B.Sc in India i.e. 15 (12 + 3) years of education, then you must take up a master’s program or a 1 year diploma program, or take substantial prerequisite courses as specified by the department, depending on the university they are applying to.

Application process,How to apply for MS in US?

The step-by-step application process for applying to US Universities for an MS programme has been explained below:

  1. Decide if you want to apply for the “fall” semester (starts in September) or “spring” semester (starts in January.)

  2. Start preparation and take the GRE & TOEFL exams according to fall/ spring semester application deadlines.

  3. Choose 6-10 universities that accept the score you have in your GRE/TOEFL and your academic Percentage and whose cost of education falls within your budget. (Also read: Top universities in the US)

  4. Ensure that your chosen course is accredited. Accreditation is the certificate that ensures that a school or program meets a prescribed academic standards.

  5. For admission to an MS programme in the US, ensure that all your following documents are in order:
  • Demand Draft/Bank cheque for Application fee (in case you have not paid the fee)
  • A copy of your GRE/ TOEFL/ GMAT/IELTS Score
  • Official transcripts of your Bachelors degree from your college/ university
  • SSC/ICSE/10th or Equivalent Certificate
  • HSC/ISC/12th or Equivalent Certificate
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Getting 2-3 letters of recommendation (usually from your professors)
  • A well-written resume
  • Bank statement
  • Affidavit
  • Work Experience/ Study Certificate
  • Copy of first and last pages of your passport
  • Copies and proofs of all your relevant extra curricular activities
  1. Keep tracking the application to all 5-6 universities

Academic Calendar: Please click here for MS academic calendar