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MS in US: Spring 2018 Deadlines, Admission Requirements, Fees & Top Universities for Engineering, Data Science & MIS

When it comes to studying in the US, students generally apply for the fall intake. However, for postgraduate studies (MS) the spring intake is also a viable option. The number of available options is comparatively lesser in the spring intake. But, if you are looking at to study MS in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Data Science, Business Analytics, or Management Information Systems (MIS) in the US, the spring intake is a great option. This article will give you an overview of the universities that are offering MS programs, entry requirements, fees structures, and application deadlines for the Spring 2018 intake.

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Top US Universities Offering the Best Popular MS Programs in Spring 2018

UniversityApplication DeadlineAverage GRE ScoreRequired TOEFL (iBT) ScoreRequired IELTS ScoreProgram Fees (USD)Notes
Brown UniversityDecember 11, 20173251057.5$52, 232GRE not required, but recommended. Work Experience is also recommended.
Cornell UniversityOctober 1, 2017320777$59, 000GRE is mandatory. Work Experience is desirable.
Purdue UniversityOctober 1, 2017317776.5$57, 608GRE is not mandatory.
University of Southern CaliforniaSeptember 15, 2017314906.5$51, 660Aug 31 is the deadline for scholarship consideration
University of Maryland College ParkSeptember 30, 2017321957$49, 914Open to University of Maryland students only
Carnegie Mellon UniversityOctober 1, 2017319847$48, 900Ideally, you need 164+ in Quants and 152+ in Verbal
San Jose State UniversityOctober 1, 2017310806.5$30, 000Average GRE score in last 2 years has been very competitive as per the School
Texas Tech UniversityOctober 1, 2017305806.5$27, 000Priority deadline June 15, 2017
University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)October 1, 2017310906.5$49, 000Priority deadline is May 15. GPA 3.6 and Bachelor Degree from AACSB Business School might get GRE waiver
Florida State UniversityNovember 1, 2017299806.5$26, 800Few programs require higher GRE scores
Kent State UniversityOctober 15, 2017295716.0$30, 000One of the most popular schools among Indian students; so, very competitive.

The above universities are offering almost all the popular courses within engineering. You will also get the opportunity to study MS in Data Science, MS in Business Analytics or MS in Information Management at some of the schools (e.g. Texas Tech University) for the Spring 2018 intake. Now, we will look into some of the top universities for specific disciplines for the Spring 2018 intake.

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Want to improve your admission chances for MS in the USA? The following online courses can help you to stand out in the crowd even if your GPA and/or GRE score is marginally less.

Introduction to Engineering Mechanics – Georgia Institute of Technology

Introduction to Thermodynamics – University of Michigan

Power Electronics – University of Colorado Boulder

Engineering Project Management – Rice University

Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations – ENS

Nanotechnology and Nanosensors – Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Data Engineering on Google Cloud Platform – Google

Introduction to Physical Chemistry – University of Manchester

Materials Data Sciences and Informatics – Georgia Institute of Technology

Programming for the Internet of Things Project – University of California, Irvine

Big Data – UC San Diego

Statistical Thermodynamics: Molecules to Machines – Carnegie Mellon University

Kinetics: Studying Spacecraft Motion – University of Colorado Boulder

Fundamentals of Fluid-Solid Interactions – École Polytechnique

Electric Industry Operations and Markets – Duke University

Linear Circuits 1: DC Analysis – Georgia Institute of Technology

MBSE: Model-Based Systems Engineering – SUNY Buffalo

Neural Networks and Deep Learning –

Data Processing Using Python – Nanjing University

Robotics: Computational Motion Planning – University of Pennsylvania

Code Yourself! An Introduction to Programming – University of Edinburgh & Universidad ORT Uruguay

Java Programming: Principles of Software Design – Duke University

Advanced R Programming – Johns Hopkins University

Software Security – University of Maryland, College Park

Systems Biology and Biotechnology – Mount Sinai

Big Data, Genes, and Medicine – The State University of New York

Introduction to Genomic Technologies – Johns Hopkins University

Genomic Data Science with Galaxy – Johns Hopkins University

Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics for Beginners – UC San Diego

Bioinformatics – UC San Diego

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Stoodnt Team provides Admission Counselling and Consulting Services for MS in USA,  UK,  Germany,  Canada,  Singapore, and other EU countries (Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Poland etc.). Here is the recorded version of the Live webinar on MS admissions abroad.

Is USA still a Good Study Abroad Destination for the Indian & International Students? 

Of late, there has been tremendous hullabulla with Trump Presidency, safety issues of Indian and International Students studying in the US, job uncertainties in the US. So, I would take this opportunity to give you some insights so that you can take a better-informed decision.

The US President Donald Trump has introduced (or proposed) quite a few vital changes in the immigration laws. However, the international students are least likely to get affected. Know more about the Potential Impact Of Donald Trump Policies on International Students in the US and Impact of Changing US Immigration Policies on International Students. At the end of the day, the US Economy does need International Students. So, the US will still continue to be the most popular and welcoming study abroad destination for the international and Indian students. It is true that there has been a decrease in the number of applications submitted at the US universities for Fall 2017. But, things will get better sooner than later due to the following key factors.

Reputation for Top Universities, Quality Education & Support System for the International Students

  • The US is home to some of the most influential universities in the world. In 2016-2017 QS & Times Higher Education world university rankings, 33 and 41 US universities featured in the Top 100 respectively.
  • The United States is by far the most popular destination for international and Indian students owing to its strong reputation for teaching, research, technology, innovation and career opportunities.
  • The US has been the top attractant for foreign students for decades now. In 2015-16, the number of international student enrollment was 1, 043, 839.
  • The student community in the US is very multicultural, and the support mechanism for international students is excellent.
  • There are dedicated staff (advisors and counselors) who are more than happy to help the international students with anything – settling down, studies, coursework, accommodation, part-time jobs, internships, career placements, visa etc.

Extremely Low Unemployment Rate

For any international student, one of the key things is to get a good job after studies. In that respect, the US is still the best among all the top destinations with a very low unemployment rate.

Excellent Job Opportunities in the IT, Finance and Engineering Sectors

Success Stories of Indians in the US]

If you look at the CEOs and the business heads of the some of the top US-based MNCs, Indians have been the most successful immigrant groups. The pictures above say it all.

USA is still one of the Safest Countries to Study Abroad

If you are worried about the recent incidents – shooting of two Indians in Kansas (Srinivas Kuchibhotla & Madasani Alok Reddy), I do understand your concern. Similar incidents happened in other countries as well. But, these are just unfortunate events. Don’t get the idea about the US is not welcoming to Indian students. America has cultivated its reputation as the global beacon for education, research, and innovation over decades. Political events are unpredictable. Media reports are often sensational and agenda-driven. Recent events do not change the American commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and tolerance. The US is still the Best Place in The World To Study with Zero Tolerance for Hate Crimes.

Recommended Reading: Why the US is still a Top Destination for Indian Students Despite Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Laws and Recent Violent Attacks Against Indians


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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