Mar 19, 2021
The USA is no doubt the most sought-after study abroad destination and will never cease to be the first preference for study abroad aspirants aiming to pursue higher studies abroad.
Be it the aspiration to study in a High Ranked US University, or to be a part of ground-breaking innovations in US, be it the desire to compete with the finest minds in one’s field or to get the flexibility to apply to different fields of studies, US is the study destination which has it all.
If you are also one among those seeking to pursue higher education in the US and keen on knowing more about the Master’s Degrees there, then this article is a must read for you.
So, let’s have a look at the duration, requirements, cost, financial aid and work right options for Masters in US.
The duration for all the master's degrees in the US is generally 2 years. Whether you want to pursue Masters in Science (MS), Masters in Engineering (MEng), Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters in Arts (MA), the duration will be 2 years. But courses like Masters in Management, Masters in Business Analytics, LLM etc. may be of one year duration.
Previous Education & Academic Percentage
US universities accept 16 years of education (12+4) for a master’s degree, be it a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy or Physiotherapy. The required Academic Percentage will be 58% and above with minimum backlogs.
Standardized Tests & English Proficiency Test scores
Applicants need to appear for Standardized Tests like GRE or GMAT for Master’s degrees. GRE scores are required to apply for a wide variety of graduate school programs, but GMAT scores are required only to apply to business schools.
Acceptable Scores of Standardized Tests:
Apart from the Standardized Test Scores, universities also check for English Proficiency Test scores like TOEFL or IELTS, PTE or DET. Any of these English Proficiency Test Scores are acceptable by most of the US universities.
Acceptable English Proficiency Test Scores:
Other Essential Factors for Admission
Student’s involvement in extracurricular activities and research projects also play a crucial role in getting an admit. Documents such as Resume, Letters of Recommendation & Statement of Purpose are also very vital and must be drafted very effectively. Exceptions
High-Ranked US Universities accepting 3-year Bachelor’s Degrees*
And Many More
* Limited to a few programs
Let’s check out a few Top Universities in USA for MS.
Here’s a list of Top Universities in USA for MBA.
By now we know the eligibility criteria and the top universities in USA for the various master’s degrees. Now let us also check out the cost of pursuing a Master's degree in the US. The fee for a master’s can range from $12,500 to $55,000 per year based on the type of institution and the duration of the course. International students with excellent academic percentages and high standardized test scores can apply for scholarships for international students in US, get financial aid and also check for institutional grants, which will help them to lower their cost of education in the US.
Students can check for Tuition Fee Waiver in the form of Assistantships.
They can also check for Part Time On Campus Jobs or Off Campus Employment through
NOTE: There are certain options that offer work study programs, and some Universities allow students to work full time even when the sessions are on. Classes are held in the evening or at the weekends so that students can work full-time during the day.
To know more about the admission process, the right time to start the preparation and for assistance with application processes you can consult KC’s US Education Experts virtually or in person.
We have 65+ offices across India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Vietnam and we are one of the best Overseas Education Consultants in South Asia so you can rest assured about the information being given to you. Check out our next article to gain info about Work Rights for Master’s Degree aspirants in the USA.
Ans. The duration of all the Master’s degrees in the US is generally 2 years. But courses like Masters in Management, LLM etc. may be of one-year duration.
Ans. US Universities accept 16 years of education (12+4) for a master’s degree. But there is also an exception, 15 (12+3) years of education are also acceptable in some of the Universities if the Institution in India is NAAC “A” Accredited (National Assessment & Accreditation Council) The required academic percentage will be 58% and above with minimum backlogs.
Ans. The fee for a master’s can range from $12,500 to $55,000 per year based on the type of institution and the duration of the course.
Ans. There are certain options that offer work-study programs, and some Universities allow students to work full-time even when the sessions are on. Classes are held in the evening or at the weekends so that students can work full-time during the day.