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7 Points you should know before applying for MS in US

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018, 19:46 IST

The special allure of US education has drawn talented young Indians to do their masters in the US. But, most of the students are sceptical on the recent announcement of the change in immigration policy which they consider as a threat to their dreams. Most of the students ask only one question “With the strict immigration policies, will it be possible for us to migrate to the US for higher education.” Even if the present government is against immigration, US President Donald Trump has claimed that they are opening the doors for the talented Indian graduates on the basis of the merit-based system.  According to the report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organisations, Indians choosing higher education in the US are comparatively higher more than any other country. With more than 60 percent of the students travelling to the US for higher education courses are from India.  For you to get a holistic picture, we have illustrated 7 points to understand the core importance of an International degree from the United States.

1.  The most Valued International Universities providing MS are from the United States

The United States of America is the third largest country in the world to have the most repudiated Universities in the world. Approximately, 50 percent of the Universities are ranked in top 50 Universities as per QS World University Rankings. With science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are considered to be one of the most preferred ones for International Students.

Here are some of the top universities in the U.S.:

•    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

•    Stanford University

•    Harvard University

•    California Institute of Technology

•    University of Chicago

•    Princeton University

•    Cornell University

•    Yale University

•    Johns Hopkins University

•    Columbia University

2. Apply for any Specialisation you prefer for

Most students ask, “With specialising in different major or specialisation during under graduation, will we be able to apply for MS in the United States?”  The answer is ‘YES’, as the US is following an open education system which focuses on giving equal access to high-quality educational experiences. So, when applying for MS, you got to remember that your admission depends upon your academic excellence along with your scores in exams like GRE and TOEFL. The institute will ask you to articulate the reasons for the change in subjects while writing a statement of purpose where you can explain them the passion you have towards the subject. Here, we have listed some of the top MS specialisations preferred by International Students.:


•    MS in Computer Science

•    MS in Embedded Systems

•    MS in Wireless Communications

•    MS in Power Engineering

•    MS in Management Information Systems

•    MS in Game Design and Game Development

•    MS in Petroleum Engineering

•    MS in Life Sciences

•    MS in Pharmacy

•    MS in Very-large-scale integration (VLSI)

3. Being a part of the groundbreaking research team

The sole purpose of doing research activity is to explore challenges and to provide a solution to the issues pertaining to the society. For this, the government of the United States have provided generous funding to the research scholars both national and International students. There are almost 115 institutes which are classified under "R1: Research Universities (Highest research activity)."  We have listed a few famous top research institutes for you:



  •     Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  •     Stanford University
  •     Harvard University
  •     California Institute of Technology
  •     Yale University

4. A Campus with a holistic picture of Cultural diversity

Most of the institute in the United States has students groups which are headed by the alumnus or the current students. These groups conduct activities which help you to explore your interests, allow you to improve your skills, and provide valuable experience.  Most of the students from the institute will be an outsider and it is easy for any international student to make friends and hang out to explore the new place. You can get to different destinations faster as the public transport is cheap and best.  You can grab a burger at an affordable price, go on a picnic, take free yoga classes, enjoy student parties outside the campus and many more. Most of the campuses include lots of facilities meant to offer students a relaxing and entertaining time while they are not in class or involved in assignments and study.

5. Getting out of your comfort zone       

According to the Institute of International Education, studying abroad expands your career possibilities in several ways.  The study also proves that the recruiters are able to find that the International students are having certain job-skill which the domestic students don’t have.

And in a country like the US which is more welcoming towards multi-cultural environment makes you get adapted to the big city ASAP. But, even if one feels like a complete outsider at the initial stages, they get adapted to the new city when they get to make friends. On the bright side, U.S. universities support cultural diversity and in this respect, organise various social and cultural activities.

6. Job opportunities in the US

The international students are guaranteed to get their dream job after they complete their degree in the US. The students get to interact with various Industrial experts while studying which will enhance their viewpoint on understanding the industrial needs and start analysing issues with a global perspective. Most of the employers are asking for employees who speak multiple languages and have international experience to adapt to the environment.

7. Understanding the importance of taking Independent decisions

You will get to live and study outside your home country which motivates you to take decisions by your own. In addition, you will start interacting with people from other communities which will make you more confident, communicative and take up challenges.

If this was convincing enough for you, choose a degree of your own interest and pursue your higher education in the U.S.!



July 2018
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