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.
Top US Universities Offering the Best Popular MS Programs in Spring 2018
|University||Application Deadline||Average GRE Score||Required TOEFL (iBT) Score||Required IELTS Score||Program Fees (USD)||Notes|
|Brown University||December 11, 2017||325||105||7.5||$52, 232||GRE not required, but recommended. Work Experience is also recommended.|
|Cornell University||October 1, 2017||320||77||7||$59, 000||GRE is mandatory. Work Experience is desirable.|
|Purdue University||October 1, 2017||317||77||6.5||$57, 608||GRE is not mandatory.|
|University of Southern California||September 15, 2017||314||90||6.5||$51, 660||Aug 31 is the deadline for scholarship consideration|
|University of Maryland College Park||September 30, 2017||321||95||7||$49, 914||Open to University of Maryland students only|
|Carnegie Mellon University||October 1, 2017||319||84||7||$48, 900||Ideally, you need 164+ in Quants and 152+ in Verbal|
|San Jose State University||October 1, 2017||310||80||6.5||$30, 000||Average GRE score in last 2 years has been very competitive as per the School|
|Texas Tech University||October 1, 2017||305||80||6.5||$27, 000||Priority deadline June 15, 2017|
|University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)||October 1, 2017||310||90||6.5||$49, 000||Priority deadline is May 15. GPA 3.6 and Bachelor Degree from AACSB Business School might get GRE waiver|
|Florida State University||November 1, 2017||299||80||6.5||$26, 800||Few programs require higher GRE scores|
|Kent State University||October 15, 2017||295||71||6.0||$30, 000||One 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.
MS Computer Science & Engineering – Spring 2018 Deadlines
MS Electrical Engineering – Spring 2018 Deadlines
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MS Management Information System (MIS) – Spring 2018 Deadlines
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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.