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

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  1. Sir,
    i have Bsc in civil engineering from well known university of Ethiopia. Currently i am working but wants to continue my education further to masters degree in transportation planning. so can u give me list of universities that offer msc in transportation planning.

  2. Hi,

    I have completed my B.Tech in electrical and Electronics engineering from a well reputed university ( Amrita University) from Amrita School of Engineering. I have my 10th std score: 83% ,12th std score : 76% and a cgpa of 6 of 10 for my B.Tech. I have a work experience of more than one year in Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. and i worked with my client J.P.Morgan Chase Bank in columbus,U.S . I am interested in doing MS in renewable systems or in Power systems. I wouldnt mind doing a MS in electrical engineering. Please suggest me the process i have to undergo so that i can do my MS in the US as well as a few good universities that i would be eligable for. I havent written my Toefel or GRE exam. But i would be taking up those exams soon. And could you suggest me the best time where i could enroll myself whether it is during the spring or the fall. thank you

  3. Sir,

    I am a student of Computer Science & Engineering(CSE) in a well reputed public university of Bangladesh. My accumulated CGPA is (3.00) upto 5th semister . My BSc course will be completed in april 2012. I want to take myself admitted in a well reputed US university for MS in CSE. My interested subjects are Database Systems, Data Communication, Algorithm analysis.

  4. sir,

    I am a pursuing B.C.A. from jaipur (rajasthan). This is my final year & I want to do MS in computer science from U.S. so please give me proper guidence that am i eligiable or not. My stream was in sr.sc. was "Comerce".

    so please help me i'll thankful to you.

  5. respected sir ,

    myself Anil kasture from Maharashtra,India now I am doing B.Tech in computer science & Engineering and i am interested to do the M.S. in computer science. So,please narrate me the exact syllabus of "master of science in computer science" and also explain the admission process for the same course.

    Thanking you

  6. I have an IELTS score of 6.0 (speaking 7.5, listening 6.0, writing 5.5, reading 4.5) and bachelor degree in civil engineering from tehran university with GPA 3.0. I would like to apply for master degree. I would appreciate it if you could advise me.

  7. i have a bsc degree in pharmacy from one of univeristy in Ethiopia. am looking forward to do my msc in pharmacy in USA ,but i have no clue where to start. give me a list of univeristy which give msc in pharmacy ,

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