M.S. or M.Sc. Degree in USA?

Master’s degrees awarded differ among countries. Some students who want to apply for M.Sc. programs at U.S. universities had visited this blog, one of whom sent this:

I have an IELTS score 6. My CGPA is 3.50 out of 4.0 from civil engineering department from a well reputed public university of Bangladesh. Now I want to pursue my M.Sc. degree from USA. Give me some suitable university list.

Master’s Degree

A master of science often is abbreviated MS or M.S. in the United States and M.Sc. or M.Sc. in Commonwealth nations and in Europe.

Students usually searching for M.Sc. in the U.S. might have also looked at master’s programs in the U.K. So they tend to confuse an MS degree in the U.S. to M.Sc. in the UK or other countries.

So if you are planning to apply at U.S. universities, searching for M.Sc. programs in the U.S. will not yield any results. Instead, search for M.S. in computer science or MS in biotechnology.

List of Master’s Degree

To name a few master’s degree programs offered at U.S. universities:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Software Engineering
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Science in Biology