Top MS specialisations in USA
Team Careers360, 24 Oct 2015, #United States of America



Top MS specialisations in USA:
–USA is one of the most popular choices for students planning to pursue their education abroad, especially for MS programmes. According to a Brooking’s report, nearly 50% of international students studying in the US are enrolled in postgraduate courses with nearly two- thirds of them pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. Most of the international students migrate to the US to study MS because of a strong education system and practical exposure during the course.

An advantage of being enrolled for a top MS specialisation in USA is that apart from exams, you earn points from your professors during your MS course through practical assignments, group discussions, class participations which add weightage to your final examination scores. All these achievements also boost your resume and make you a competitive candidate.

Another major benefit of pursuing an MS specialisation in USA is the hefty pay packages offered by companies to US university MS graduates. Therefore, despite the MS programmes being expensive compared to many countries, most of the students are able to clear their loans quickly. Many US universities also offer scholarships to international students to support their education.

An international student planning to pursue an MS course in the USA has to fulfill many criteria, because of country specific guidelines. Your admission depends upon the scores of standardized tests like GRE, IELTS, TOEFL and so on. Also, most US universities require at least 16 years of education if you want to go for the masters’ courses.

Here is a list of top MS specialisations in USA -

MS in Data Science: - The work of a data scientist is to manage data. A data scientist is trained to handle big data to achieve and deliver the required services to clients. This program is referred to students who are quantitatively oriented with an analytical mind because this program is completely based on the analysis of data. Data science is used to summarise a large amount of data and utilise it in different purposes such as marketing analysis, to detect search tendency and search optimization to understand the audience in a better way which directly influences business and finance.

Career prospects: - Data scientists apply a completely analytical approach to understand the target audience which is an asset in sectors like IT, Pharmaceuticals, Retailing. Most common positions offered to a data scientist are Quantitative Analyst, Identity Data Analyst, Data Architect etc.

 

Top universities for MS in DATA science:-

University

GRE section

GRE Scores

Fee

Arizona State University

Verbal and Quantitative reasoning

146 to 159

$21672 per semester

Analytical writing component

3.0 to 4.0

Stanford

Verbal 

159-160

$9,910-$15,243 (As per units)

Quantitative 

Minimum 162

Analytical Writing

Minimum 152

University of California, Berkeley

Verbal

Minimum 162

$74169 (Overall)

Median Quantitative Score 

Minimum 161

University of San Francisco

Median Quant score

approximately 165

 $43,575 per year

(In some universities tuition fee is calculated as per units. Unit is a value assigned to a course towards a degree or diploma.)

 

MS in Computer Science: - One of the top MS specialisations in the USA, computer science is a study to understand the principles, design and use of computer with theories and practical exercise. In short, computer science is a combined study of hardware and software. The field of computer science is vast and has many sub-disciplines such as computer graphics, computer theory, programming languages, operating system, software testing etc. As per the compiled data of US Labor Statistics projections for 2002-2012, six out of the 10 new jobs were related to computers. Computer science makes you an expert in-

  • Understanding and developing Operating system

  • Language programming

  • Software testing and developing

  • Analysing numerical methods to solve algorithmic problems

Career prospects: - MS in Computer science opens doors for job applicants in various domains such as database administrators in big MNCs, software developers in various IT firms and so on.

 

Top universities for MS in Computer science:-

University

GRE Subject

GRE Score

Average FEE

Stanford University

Verbal

158-162

$45,480

Quantitative Range

162-166

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NA

NA

$43,210

University of California - Berkeley

Math 

-

$26,322

Physics

-

Carnegie Mellon University

-

-

$63975 (Per Semester)

University of Southern California.

Verbal

Minimum 153

 

Quantitative Range

Minimum 159

$7096 (4 unit course)

MS in Energy Engineering: - Energy engineering program is designed to understand the sources of energy and its usage. It involves understanding of many fields such as chemistry, physics, environment, economics and mathematics to increase efficiency of the sources of energy. It has multiple disciplines such as petroleum energy engineering, nuclear engineering, power energy engineering, plant energy engineering, energy services etc making it one of the sought after MS specialisations in the USA.

Career prospects: -The petroleum industry is one of the prominent industries in the world which hires many candidates every year. Apart from that Oil and Gas industry is also progressing and hiring energy engineers.

 

Top universities for MS in Energy Engineering:-

University

GRE section

GRE score

Average Fee

Northwestern University

Verbal

Minimum 160

$15,612

Quantitative 

Minimum 146

University of Utah

Quantitative 

Above 160 (Also Required 3.0 GPA)

$19,253.18

Minimum Score

Above 155

Stanford University

-

-

$3,168-$6,336 per Qtr.

University of Southern California

Verbal

Minimum 153

$1,602 per unit (Total 15-18 units)

Quantitative 

Minimum 159

Northeastern University

-

-

$56,169

University of Southern California.

Verbal

Minimum 153

 

Quantitative Range

Minimum 159

$7096 (4 unit course)

MS in Information System Management: - Masters in Information System Management is designed to provide sound knowledge in IT strategies and communication. It is specifically designed for people who want to enhance knowledge in information technology while improving their management skills and learning new strategies. This program has multiple disciplines such as Business Information Management, IT strategy, Information Technology, Telecom Management etc.

Career prospects: - An MS graduate can apply to various companies for positions such as Information System Manager, Computer system analyst, Technology officer and so on. You will be responsible for the administration of complete computer system within a company.

Top universities for MS in Information System Management:-

University

GRE Subject

GRE score

Average Fee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NA

-

$63,454

University of California – Berkeley

Verbal

159-160

$32,458

Quantitative

161-162

Carnegie Mellon University

Verbal

152-156

$47600 per/year

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Quantitative

159-163

Analytical Writing

3.0-4.5

-

-

$45,000

Purdue University

Verbal

Minimum 157

$46,000

Quantitative

Minimum 161

Analytical Writing

Minimum 4.2

MS in Pharmacy: - Pharmaceuticals is a combined study of physics, chemistry and biology. An MS in Pharmacy helps you to be updated about drugs, medical reports and healthcare code and conduct. A pharmacist is required to provide information about drugs, conduct regular check-ups and monitor patients for any side effects etc. Pharmacy has multiple sub-domains such as Medicine, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry etc.

Career prospects: - A pharmacist specially works in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. Nowadays, there is a growing trend to go for clinical research or in writing thesis.

 

Top universities for MS in Pharmacy: -

University

GRE Subject & Section

GRE score

Average Fee

The OHIO State of University

-

Applicants with 3.4 GPA or higher, are preferred

-

Purdue University

Biology

-

$30,964

Biochemistry

 

Chemistry

 

The University of Arizona

Verbal 

Minimum 154

$15,191.94

Quantitative 

Minimum 152

Analytical Writing

4.5

University of Illinois-Chicago

-

-

$6727-$20,180

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