Top Universities In USA For MS :
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Carnegie Mellon University
||Princeton, New Jersey
|University of California
||Berkeley and Los Angeles, California
||Ithaca, New York
||New Haven, Connecticut
|University of Chicago
||New York City, New York
|Johns Hopkins University
|California Institute of Technology
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
It is ranked 1st in the world by the World University Rankings for the year 2019-2020 making it the most sought-after universities for the eighth straight year. It is the US government-funded university and offers more than 50 degrees in the Master’s course. Some of the MS courses it offers are Aeronautics and Robotics, Architecture Studies- Building Technology, Master in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering Practice and Computation for Design and Optimization to name a few. It is highly selective and picks only the elite students with abundant grey matter!
- Stanford University (Stanford, California)
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, it is ranked as the second-best university by the QS World Rankings. The university is spread over 8,180 acres, the largest in the US. It consists of about 40 academic departments which offer MS in Physics, Symbolic systems, Statistics, Petroleum engineering, Medicine, Mechanical engineering, Mathematics, Management science and engineering, and such other integrated courses.
- Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
It is a private Ivy League university in the US devoted to excellence in education, teaching and research at a global level. Established in 1636, it is the oldest university in the country having a magnificent campus. It has about 6,700 undergraduate students and more than 13,100 postgraduate students. Ranked third in the QS World Rankings, it has a world-class reputation for offering quality education. The Master of Science degree at Harvard is called as the ‘MS’ and is a year-long for full-time candidates and two-year-long for candidates pursuing a part-time degree.
- Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
It is a private research university founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1903 as Carnegie Technical Schools. The university’s school of science was ranked 1st by the US News and World Report 2018 and was ranked 3rd in the world for Computer Science by the QS World Rankings. It comes in the top 10 global universities in the field of statistics and operational research. Francisco D’Souza, the CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions is an alumnus of this University.
- Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
Founded in 1746, it has been ranked 13 in the world by QS world rankings. It is one of the prestigious Universities of the country which is especially celebrated for offering premium education in various fields.
- University of California (Berkley, California)
It is a public research university and is the flagship institution of the 10 research universities affiliated with the University of California system. About 40,000 students and 3,359 faculties are part of this renowned University. Ranked 28th, It is the home to some highly acclaimed institutions including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Space Sciences Laboratory where extensive researches are carried out. Berkley alumni includes about 99 Nobel laureates.
- Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
The QS World Rankings has ranked this university in the 14th position. It is a private university equipped with world-class research facilities and is the partner of the State University of New York. It was the first university in the US to offer a major in American studies and is the pioneer university in the States to award a Veterinary Medicine degree. It is ranked 2nd in the world in the subject of Veterinary Sciences.
- Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)
It is a private Ivy League Research University founded in 1701. It is renowned for its highly selective Law School. About 20% of its students come from outside of the US. It has well over 100 departments and programs in a wide range of disciplines. It offers courses in Geology and Geophysics, Health Informatics, Immunobiology, and Investigative Medicine to name a few.
- University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
Established in 1890, this esteemed university is ranked 9th globally by the QS World rankings. A private, coeducational and ethnically diverse hub, it is renowned for its path-breaking research and quality education in the field of science and technology. The Physics Department of the university recently developed the world’s first man-made self-sustaining nuclear reaction.
- Columbia University (New York City, New York)
Established in 1754, this university has produced many notable alumni including the three US Presidents: Barack Obama, Franklin Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt. It offers dual degrees and joint program engineering degrees through which students can earn combined degrees with business schools and the Graduate School of arts and sciences or the School of Journalism. It has the reputation of providing the best of opportunities and hands-on learning experience.
- Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
It has been ranked 17th in the world and is the first research university in the US. It is highly celebrated for offering one of the finest degrees in life sciences and medical subjects and has been ranked 6th in this field on the global level. It has nine world-class academic divisions operating under its realm.
- California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California)
It is a private doctorate-granting university known for its superiority in the field of Natural sciences and Engineering. It has about 600 Research scholars and the student to faculty ratio being 3:1. The educational realm that it encompasses provides the students’ answers to complex questions and satisfies their thirst for knowledge. The specialization offers include Aeronautics, Material sciences, Applied physics and Computer Sciences amongst the others.
Some other top-class universities for MS in USA are:
- University of Texas, Austin
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
- University of Pennsylvania
- Carnegie Mellon university
- Clemson University
- Cornell University
- New York University
- Northeastern University
And many more..
1. When applying for scholarships for MS ensure that you stick to the deadlines and not miss out on them. A lot of people who wish for a scholarships fail to plan them early and later miss the opportunity as no scholarships are left.
In many cases, the colleges have two different deadlines for admission and scholarship application. To be able to be eligible for the scholarship, plan well in advance and look carefully for the deadlines.
2. There are plenty of scholarships made available for the students applying globally, each with its very own qualification criteria and necessities.
Only if you meet the necessities, you can apply for a scholarship. Go through the requirements of scholarship at your target colleges and see if you meet the qualification criteria.
3. Most of the US universities only consider your undergraduate – B.Tech or BE degree – marks. Some Universities might ask for your 11th and 12th-grade scores, but very few actually consider these scores while making a decision.
Academics play a very important role in making scholarship decisions. If you have a high GPA but a comparatively poor performance in your GRE or GMAT, you still have a decent chance of getting a scholarship. Most universities emphasize undergraduate GPA. They asses your GPA across every semester/year and total aggregate GPA (or percentage) throughout your undergrad. Moreover, the application is always judged as a whole when coming to a decision on whether the scholarship is awarded.
1. Other than your academic scores, it is essential you demonstrate your ability to be considered for the scholarship in the college. You need to mention skills that make you a better candidate than other applicants. Leadership skills, volunteering in organizations or being involved in any such social or academic organization add up to your application.
2. Mentioning about any competitions that you have been a part of or won, or any other achievements, recognitions and work experiences add value to your application.
These are just some of the general documents that are required by the majority of colleges when granting scholarships. Colleges can ask for more added documents if they find a need for them.
The college confirmation is followed by the Visa formalities that need to be done well in time. As a prerequisite, you need a student visa to be able to study in the country. The visa you need will depend on your age and the type of study you wish to pursue in the US.
Once you receive an acceptance by a US school or university that is certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), you will receive a Form I-20 from the institution’s international student office, which is a paper record of your information in the database called the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).