MS in Computer Science in USA


  • MS in Computer Science is one of the most popular programmes preferred by Indian students who plan to study a post-graduate program in USA.
  • The US is the hub of the global technology sector having some of the world’s largest and best technology companies and universities.


All MS programme across all universities in USA are designed with consultation with the industry and to help students develop computational and critical thinking and how to use new technologies. For many students their past education i.e the Bachelors degree gave then sufficient foundational technical skills to enter the computer science work force,  now by studying a Master’s degree they can shift toward specialization in computer science. There are numerous established and emerging subfields in computer science including Artificial Intelligence (AI), data science, data analytics, software design, graphics and visual computing, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), cloud computing, cyber security, operating system & networking, computational science etc.

Computer Science is a vast field and ever-evolving, this industry is projected to grow at 24% between 2020 and 2030. According to industry experts, this rate is faster than the average of all other occupations.

This means there are plenty of job opportunities for Computer Science graduates professional with a master’s in Computer Science in US and around the world.  The average salary in USA for IT professionals  is around $70,000 to $120,000 a year.


Admission requirement for MS in Computer Science in USA for Indian students:

The eligibility criteria for admission vary from university to university in the US. Here we have outlined the minimum requirement, to be more accurate its recommended to check the university’s official website. 

  • -Applicants must have a 4 year bachelor’s degree in IT/Computer Science from a recognised university in India. Some universities also accept the 3 year Bachelor’s degree. The minimum CGPA in Bachelor’s is 3.0 and above to get into MS in CS in the USA. This means a minimum B grade with 79-87% of marks. Maintaining a high CGPA is a pre-requisite for admission into a reputed college or university

  • -A good score in GRE is mandatory for admission and students will need a score anywhere between 295-330. Also a good score in English language proficiency tests like TOEFL or IELTS or PTE-A is essential in most universities.  The minimum IELTS cut-off is usually 7, although some universities may accept 6.5 scores. 

  • -At least 2 Letter of recommendations from past teachers, professors

The tuition costs for MS in Computer Science may vary from university to university; the average tuition fee is between $60,000 to $110,000 approximately for the entire program.   

Some popular universities for Indian students to study MS in Computer Science are:

-University of California, Los Angeles

-University of Illinois – Chicago

-University of Pacific

-University of Texas at Dallas

-Florida Atlantic University

-San Jose State University

-Arizona State University

-Johns Hopkins University

-University of Delaware

-University of Massachusetts – Boston

-DePaul University

-University of Maryland

-Cleveland State University

-Dayton University

-University of Central Missouri

-University of North Texas

-American University- Washington

-New York Institute of Technology  


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