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Fall 2020 Application Deadlines & GRE Requirements for MS in USA | Fall 2020 Deadlines for MS in US

Fall 2020 Deadlines & GRE Requirements for MS in USA

As we all know, the US is by far the most popular destination for international students owing to its strong reputation for teaching, research, infrastructure, innovation, and job opportunities. Here are the Fall 2020 application deadlines for MS in USA along with the average GRE scores requirements (top 60 universities in the US).


The US has been the top attractant for foreign students for decades, especially from the STEM fields because of the presence of several technology hubs and also due to the recent changes in the H-1B visa rules (effective from April 30, 2019). So, it’s not a surprise that several MS aspirants aim at the US every year. The acceptance rates at the top US universities (Ivy League and Elite Schools) are around 5 – 7%. The figure is slightly encouraging for other universities, but it’s still very competitive. One of the keys to getting the edge over other applicants is getting started early. Hence, it is very important to know the application deadlines and GRE scores requirements.


Fall 2020 Deadlines and GRE Requirements for MS in USA



UniversityDeadlineGRE Quants (Range / Average)GRE Verbal (Range / Average) 
Harvard UniversityDec 1 / Dec 15 / Jan 2155 - 170155 - 166Official Page
Stanford UniversityDec 3, 2019167161Official Page
MITDec 1 / Dec 15, 2019155 - 167155 - 163Official Page
CalTechDec 1 / Dec 15 / Jan 1164 - 168159 - 166Official Page
UC BerkeleyDec 2 / Dec 9 / Dec 16166158Official Page
Georgia TechDec 16 / Feb 1164155Official Page
UT AustinDec 1 / Dec 7 / Jan 7157 - 168155Official Page
Carnegie MellonDec 15, 2019 / Jan 15, 2020163159Official Page
Wisconsin-MadisonDec 15, 2019 / Jan 1, 2020166157Official Page
Cornell UniversityDec 3 / Jan 1 / Feb 1161 – 165149 – 153Official Page
Yale UniversityDec 15 / Jan 2160 - 167155 - 165Official Page
Illinois Urbana ChampaignDec 15 / Jan 15159 - 166155 - 162Computer Science
Duke UniversityJan 1 / Jan 15154 - 160160 - 165Official Page
Univerity of ChicagoJan 4 / Apr 5, 2020161156Official Page
University of Pennsylvania Nov 15 / Feb 1 / Mar 15166155Official Page
University of MichiganJan 15, 2020167155Official Page
Northwestern UniversityDec 15, 2019157 - 161151 - 160Official Page
Purdue UniversityDec 15, 2019 (Priority & Financial Aid) / May 1, 2020 (Final)164158 - 161Official Page
Columbia UniversityDec 15 / Feb 15156 - 170154 - 167Official Page
Arizona State UniversityDec 1 / Dec 15 / Dec 31 / Jan 15162150Official Page
Johns Hopkins UniversityDec 22 / Jan 4 / Feb 15160 - 165155 - 169Official Page
Rice UniversityJan 15 / Mar 15, 2020165161Official Page
New York University (NYU)Dec 15, 2019164152Official Page
University of Southern California (USC)Dec 15, 2019 (Scholarship) / Jan 15, 2020 (Final)155 - 167151 - 162Official Page
UC Los Angeles (UCLA)Dec 1 / Dec 5, 2019163154Official Page
UC San DiegoDec 17, 2019 (anticipated)167159Official Page
UC DavisDec 1 / Jan 5 / Jan 15 / Apr 1161152Official Page
University of Maryland, College ParkDec 15 (Financial AId) / Mar 6 (Final)160154Official Page
Princeton UniversityNov 15 / Dec 1 / Dec 15 / Dec 31 / Jan 2163161Official Page
University of FloridaDec 31 / Jan 15151 - 165148 - 155Official Page
University of MinnesotaFeb 1 / Mar 1, 2020163155Official Page
Brown UniversityMar 15 / Apr 15, 2020152 - 165152 - 157Official Page
Colorado School of MinesDec 15 & Jan 5 (Priority) / Mar 1 (Final)160155Official Page
Texas A&MDec 1 / Jan 15158 - 164157Official Page
North Carolina State University (Raleigh)Mar 1, 2020157153Official Page
UC Santa BarbaraDec 15, 2020158 – 163150 - 156Official Page
Ohio State UniversityJan 31 / Feb 1158154Official Page
Virginia TechApr 1, 2020155 - 161154 - 159Official Page
University of Colorado BoulderDec 1 / Dec 15158154Official Page
Penn StateDec 15, 2020153 - 158149 - 152Official Page
Boston UniversityJan 15, 2020157 - 160151 - 155Official Page
UC IrvineDec 15 / Jan 15155155Official Page
Northeastern UniversityJan 15 (Funding) / May 15 (Final)158145 - 149Official Page
Vanderbilt UniversityJan 15, 2020158-162157 - 161Official Page
University of VirginiaDec 15, 2019 (Scholarship) / Apr 1, 2020 (Final Deadline)160156Official Page
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jan 1, 2020163159Official Page
University of DelawareJan 15 / Feb 1 (Scholarship) / Mar 1 / Apr 1 (Final)150 - 155146 - 150Official Page
University of PittsburghDec 1 / Mar 1155151Official Page
Case Western Reserve UniversityDec 15 / Jan 15158 - 164155 - 160Official Page
University of Notre DameDec 15, 2019 (anticipated)163155Official Page
Dartmouth CollegeJan 1, 2020164158Official Page
Rutgers State University of New JerseyDec 1, 2019 (Funding) and Feb 1 / Mar 1, 2020 (Final)160150Official Page
University of Tennessee KnoxvilleFeb 1, 2020156- 161154 - 158Official Page
UT DallasJan 15 (Priority) / May 1 (Final Deadline)156154Official Page
Michigan StateDec 30 (Financial Aid Deadline)164153Official Page
Iowa State UniversityJan 15, 2020155 - 160154Official Page
University of RochesterJan 1 / Feb 15160155Official Page
University of North Carolina – CharlotteMar 1, 2020157 – 161152 - 158Official Page
University of North Carolina – Chapel HillDec 3 / Dec 10, 2019 (Financial Aid) and Jan 15, 2020 (Final)154 - 159149 - 155Official Page
University of UtahApr 1, 2020151156Official Page



At the majority of universities, deadlines vary from program to program. So, do check the individual pages of the university websites as well. For your convenience, the links to the official pages have been included as well.


You must also consider submitting applications at least 2 weeks before the deadlines in order to improve your admission chances.


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Best Online Courses to Improve your Admission & Scholarship Chances and Job Prospects as International Student


Core Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics) and Physical Sciences


Fundamentals of Fluid-Solid Interactions – École Polytechnique

Statistical Thermodynamics: Molecules to Machines – Carnegie Mellon University

Introduction to Thermodynamics – University of Michigan

Power Electronics – University of Colorado Boulder

Introduction to Engineering Mechanics – Georgia Institute of Technology

Applications in Engineering Mechanics – Georgia Institute of Technology

The Finite Element Method for Problems in Physics – University of Michigan

Engineering Systems in Motion: Dynamics of Particles and Bodies in 2D Motion – Georgia Tech

Mechanics: Motion, Forces, Energy & Gravity, from Particles to Planets – UNSW

Machine Design Part 1 – Georgia Tech

Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations – ENS

Introduction to Embedded Systems Software and Development Environments – University of Colorado Boulder

Introduction to FPGA Design for Embedded Systems – University of Colorado Boulder

Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology – SUNY Buffalo

Electric Industry Operations and Markets – Duke University

Nanotechnology and Nanosensors – Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Robotics: Computational Motion Planning – University of Pennsylvania

Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control Specialization – Northwestern University

Intelligent Machining – SUNY Buffalo

Introduction to Cyber Security – New York University

Introduction to Systems Engineering – University of New South Wales


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Electrical-Electronics, Civil/Structural Engineering, and Renewable Energy


Solar Energy, Photovoltaic Cells, and Microgrids – TU Delft

Photovoltaic Solar Energy – Ecole Polytechnic

Organic Solar Cells – Technical University of Denmark

Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship – Duke University

Wind Resources for Renewable Energy – Ecole Polytechnic

Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies – EPFL

Construction Management – Columbia University

Geographic Information Systems – UC Davis

Fundamentals of Global Energy Business – University of Colorado Denver

Oil & Gas Industry Operations and Markets – Duke University

Architecting Smart IoT Devices – EIT Digital

Electric Utilities Fundamentals and Future – University of Colorado

Step by Step Arduino – Udemy

IoT Apps: How to Work with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ESP8266 – Udemy

SAP HANA Internet of Things (IoT): Raspberry, Uno, PubNub, UI5 – Udemy

Interfacing with Arduino – UC Irvine


Fall 2020 Deadlines for MS in USA


IT & Computer Science


Agile Software Development – University of Virginia

Algorithms – Stanford University

Computer Architecture – Princeton University

Introduction to Programming – University of Edinburgh, Universidad ORT Uruguay

Java Programming and Software Engineering – Duke University

HTML, CSS, and Javascript for Web Developers – Johns Hopkins University

Full Stack Web and Multiplatform Mobile App Development – HKUST

Software Product Management – University of Alberta

Android App Development – Vanderbilt University

Software Design and Architecture – University of Alberta

R Programming – Johns Hopkins University

Python Programming – Wesleyan University

Single Page Web Applications with AngularJS – Johns Hopkins University

Angular 6 (Complete Guide) – Udemy

The Complete Web Developer Course – Udemy

Software Security – University of Maryland

Big Data – UC San Diego

Crash Course in Data Science – Johns Hopkins University

Machine Learning with Big Data – UC San Diego

Python for Data Science and Machine Learning – Udemy

Machine Learning A-Z™: Hands-On Python & R In Data Science – Udemy



Sources of Deadlines and GRE Scores: University Websites, Magoosh, PrepScholar, Quora.

Author: Tanmoy Ray

I am a Career Adviser & MS Admission Consultant. Additionally, I also manage online marketing at Stoodnt. I did my Masters from the UK (Aston University) and have worked at the University of Oxford (UK), Utrecht University (Netherlands), University of New South Wales (Australia) and MeetUniversity (India).


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