• Eligibility for MS in USA

    Who are eligible for pursuing MS in USA? What are the academic requirements? What is the eligibility criteria for MS in US? Know more about the basics before you think about MS in USA. Check whether you are eligible to study in USA.

    ELIGIBILITY FOR MS IN USA

    Anybody can go for higher studies (masters and doctoral) in USA. These are called as graduate programs according to US system.

    16 years of Previous Education

    Firstly, for mostly all universities, you need to have 16 years of previous education to be eligible for a graduate program in USA (MS in US and PhD)
    So qualification of 10+2+ four year degree program; 10+3 year diploma + 3 year degree; 10+2+ 3 year degree (Indian B.Sc)+ 2 year masters (M.Sc) are valid and eligible for US universities.

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    You should be able to provide valid transcripts/ mark-sheets from all your educational institutes/ universities that you attended after your high-school to the US universities.

    Standardized Test Scores

    You should have valid test scores when you apply for MS programs.

    1. GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
    You can give GRE any time; the scores are valid for next five years from that day.

    2. English Proficiency Tests
    Our first language isn't English, so most universities expect you to provide your English proficiency by standard tests like TOEFL, IELTS.. You will need your valid test scores to be sent to universities.
    There is no minimum score for GRE, however universities will have their own minimum English proficiency requirements. For most universities the minimum TOEFL score is 79 or IELTS 6.5 band. Higher ranking universities would need TOEFL 100+.
    TOEFL or IELTS any one test can be taken. TOEFL is accepted by all universities, but few universities do not consider IELTS. So check the website of your grad school before you book your test.
    Few universities also waive TOEFL requirements for Indian students. So make sure you are aware of these facts when applying to grad school.

    With these things in your hand, you are free to apply to masters programs in any university in the US.
    Also note that you can also apply directly to PhD programs with this eligibility.

    The US system is entirely different than Indian system. There is no centralized process, you will have to apply to universities of your choice. Also note there are no 'cut-offs' for GRE for different universities. They will consider several things of your educational background to consider you in their program like:

    • The GRE, TOEFL/IELTS scores
    • Class performance (your CGPA or GPA or percentage)
    • Reputation of your college
    • Number and quality of projects you did
    • Your publications and researches
    • Letter of Recommendations
    • Rank of Professors and their research activities
    • Work experience
    • Extra-curricular activities
    • your research matches with that if university


    There are some universities accepting students with 3 year Bachelors degree.

    Bottomline is with a 3 or 4 year Bachelors degree, given that you took GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT tests you are eligible for MS in USA.

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    Comments 52 Comments
    1. praveenj's Avatar
      praveenj -
      hello sir,
      i have completed B.E. in E&C, currently working as a software engineer in Bangalore with a reputed American company. I intend to pursue MS in Comp Science in USA. I have very good scores in X and XII. However i had a back log during my B.E. and lost one year.i.e I completed B.E. in 5 years instead of the normal 4 years. Will this impact my eligibility for MS in US?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi ,

      I have done my MCA in 2013 is am eligible for MS in US ?
    1. puranam1986's Avatar
      puranam1986 -
      Am i eligible to do MBA from US?
      I just want to confirm that i have completed my Aircraft Maintenance Engineering(AME) which is 3years course of which 2.5years theory and 6months practical, later due to financial prob i had to work and have been working in US-Healthcare from past 4.5years, am i eligible to do MBA in US in any of the stream.

      So mine is 10+2+3(AME) so am i eligible..can i go ahead and give my IELTS..Suggest me on the same.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Pavan Kumar.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by praveenj View Post
      hello sir,
      i have completed B.E. in E&C, currently working as a software engineer in Bangalore with a reputed American company. I intend to pursue MS in Comp Science in USA. I have very good scores in X and XII. However i had a back log during my B.E. and lost one year.i.e I completed B.E. in 5 years instead of the normal 4 years. Will this impact my eligibility for MS in US?
      Hi, friend I'm in same situation . What are the answer s to ur queries plz do share
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      hi,
      I am an IT professional holding 5 years of experience as a Front-end Developer cum Web Designer. I have done my graduation from Delhi University through Distance learning. I have some gap between in my degree. I have joined 2004 and I have completed 2011. I was in some trouble so I did not able to give a exam. Generally it's three yeras of programme. and I have done 1 year of diploma in Website Designing + Multimedia. Could you please tell me, am I eligible to apply for MS in IT in USA or any other country?
    1. prajkta patil's Avatar
      prajkta patil -
      Hello sir, I have completed MA in geography in 2010 from maharashtra , india.so I want to do ms in environment science can I eligible for that, if not then for which kind of subjects eligible for me,& what is the detail process. Can u plz help me.
    1. asimanshu's Avatar
      asimanshu -
      hi,
      i am B.E Biotachnology. i am working in cancer research center for 2+ yrs and i have published 8 research papers yet. my main goal is to do PhD in biomedical sciences. Is it necessary to have completed masters before i would apply to US univesities. or is it better to apply for MS which would be converted to PhD in 2nd yr.
      please reply, I am very much confused because according to almost all US universities, 4 yrs of graduation is sufficient to get admitted to PhD if main goal is to do PhD. But some people say you must have masters to do PhD.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      Hi, friend I'm in same situation . What are the answer s to ur queries plz do share
      .

      I am also in same situation. Please share your answers to me also on b.sumit2806@gmail.com. Thanks !
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      i ve done my b tech in ece branch,can go for ms in us? Plz ans my ques.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hello Sir
      i am pursuing B E in C S rite now i m in my 8th sem.So im interested to study MS in embeded system so kindly guide me asap


      thanking you
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hello sir

      I am studying B E in C S im in my last sem of the course.As im interested to go for higher education i.e M S so plz guide as asap with details of the course





      Thanking You


      ABHILASH
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      hello sir,I am in final year of computer science engineering.My ranks are not good, i guess they are below 5.0 CGPA.
      Even i have scored just 50% in my twelfth standard.But i am trying hard to improve my grades. If at all i score good marks in GRE and TOEFL,am i eligible for any MS course??
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi,
      I my toefl score is 77 and I received conditional admit from GGU.will this conditional admit effect my visa process or visa stamping. Kindly suggest.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      am done with my bsc computerscience and now amwilling to do ms computer science can you please suggest me will I be able to get through gre and toefl
    1. bharaniv's Avatar
      bharaniv -
      hi
      i need a college in US for MS in computer science
      my GRE score in 274
      and my IELTS mark is 5
      in college my CGPA is 6.21
      in 12th 62%
      in 10th 72%
      give me some idea.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      i am M.Sc(IT) graduate and i would like to do MS in USA, i have not completed my +2 then completed UG in Distance.
      my educational qualifications like under

      SSC(10th class)
      UG(3 year program)
      PG(2 year program)

      can i get the admission into MS in USA with my qualification
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi,
      I believe I had come across a detailed article regarding the applicants who were selected/rejected in a list of universities of the US in particular fields with their respective GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores. Could you direct me to that article through a supported link?
      Many thanks
    1. shykot's Avatar
      shykot -
      Quote Originally Posted by praveenj View Post
      hello sir,
      i have completed B.E. in E&C, currently working as a software engineer in Bangalore with a reputed American company. I intend to pursue MS in Comp Science in USA. I have very good scores in X and XII. However i had a back log during my B.E. and lost one year.i.e I completed B.E. in 5 years instead of the normal 4 years. Will this impact my eligibility for MS in US?
      anyone who has cleared the examination is important, not number of years
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      hi frinds i am my b-pharmacy started in the year of 2009 due to the back locks i am coplited in2015 so my quation is now iam eligible fo dooing ms
    1. vinotha's Avatar
      vinotha -
      Sir,
      I'm doing my m.sc chemistry in trichy.l like to do my ph.d in abroad. i'm married also.i know some basic knowledge in subject and some English knowledge if i can apply PhD in abroad
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