Be a Post graduate- All about Masters courses in the US

courses for MS in USA
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Branches in Masters:

Masters (MS) degree is a great way to benefit the last 4 years you’ve invested in an engineering college. Techies with good commitment are recruited by various industries such as (Product, technology, manufacturing, service, retail, and e-commerce). So, care must be taken while choosing right field of study during Masters.

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Masters in Architecture

The big cities, the eco-friendly cities, the big and lavish bungalows are all the efforts of the architect involved in designing them. Today a graduate degree in the field of architecture has a wide scope wherein aspirants who wish to pursue their MArch abroad have great opportunities to be a part of the great landscape designs.

The course of Masters in Architecture includes an understanding of the concepts of urban and regional planning, interior design, landscape architecture, analysis of the environmental control systems, utilization of computer graphics and design studios.

Career Path:

After completing the Master’s in Architecture, graduates have an opportunity to explore a career path in most of the countries across the globe apart from the USA, like Norway, China, Brazil, India.

Roles of the MArch graduate could be:

  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Landscape architect
  • Production Designer
TOP UNIVERSITIES FOR Masters in Architecture
  • Columbia University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Cornell University
  • Stanford University

Masters in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are mostly involved in the production process, mainly in the production of chemicals, fuels, foods, pharmaceuticals and biological. Chemical Engineering mainly deals with the application of principles of chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics.

Sub-disciplines of chemical engineering:
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Crystal engineering
  • Drilling engineering
  • Petroleum engineering

Career Path:

Graduates after completion of their masters have opportunities to be explored in the below-mentioned sectors of the industry.

  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Design and Construction
  • Pulp and paper
  • Petrochemicals
  • Food processing
  • Polymers
  • Biotechnology and environmental health
Jobs for Chemical Engineers
  • Analytical chemist.
  • Energy manager.
  • Manufacturing Engineer.
  • Materials engineer.
  • Mining engineer.
  • Production manager.
  • Quality manager.


TOP UNIVERSITIES for MS in Chemical Engg
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Stanford University
  • The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Masters in Civil Engineering:

The strong and rigid concrete buildings and other structures are the results of the efforts of every l engineer aspiring to progress in the field of civil engineering. The graduate course in civil Engg would help you deal more proficiently with the design, construction, and maintenance of the man-made and naturally occurring structures like roads, dams, buildings, bridges.

The graduates of civil engineering would be acquiring knowledge of structures, material science, geography, geology, soil, and environment.

Specializations offered under Civil Engineering:
  • Structural Engg
  • Transportation Engg
  • Environmental Engg
  • Water Resources
Career Path:

An MS in Civil Engineering draws a career into either of the following industries …

  • Design and construction
  • Consulting
  • Contracting
  • Teaching
  • R&D
  • Texas A&M University College Station
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas Austin
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
Masters in Computer Science

The destination for many young engineers across the globe!!  Most of the computer science degrees offered at the graduate schools demand a strong foundation of mathematics and physics which could help in choosing specializations like data Science and Algorithm analysis. Aspirants with non- math background, strong in concepts of sociology or psychology can opt for specializations like HCI, Artificial intelligence.

Specializations offered under Computer Science:
  • Software Engg
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • DBMS
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Networks
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics
Career Path:

A computer Science degree leads you to participate in the next-gen developments in the field. A graduate with CS degree has an opportunity to get into most of the IT roles in the fields of web development, game development, system administration, data science.

Roles of a CS Graduate could be like

  • System administrator
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Information systems manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Network Engineer
  • System Analyst
  • Cornell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Tech
  • Princeton University
  • University of California at Berkeley
Masters in Engineering Management

A blend of technical and managerial skills is what every industry looks forth in the employee.

The master’s program is designed towards integrating the scientific methods with the functional aspects by performing system analysis in the context of decision making, risk analysis, economics, production factors.

Graduates completing their Masters in Engineering Management have the opportunity in participating in the life cycle of the entire product associated with the organization.

Sub Specializations offered under Engineering Management

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Management Science
  • Operations Management
  • Decision Engineering
  • Business Statistics
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Account for Engineers
  • Human Resource Management
Career Path:

Graduates on successful completion of their masters  have opportunities as

  • Engineering Division Manager
  • Manager, Operations
  • Manager of Instrumentation /Analyzer/Control Systems
  • Senior Product Development Manager
Masters in Mechanical Engineering:

Most of the grad schools offering masters in Mechanical Engineering demand strong foundation of mathematics and physics which could help in choosing specializations like fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, etc.

Specializations offered under Mechanical Engineering:
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Automobile engineering
  • Mechatronics
Career Path:

Mechanical Engineers after completing their graduate studies have multiple career options in the following positions

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
Industries which recruit Mechanical engineers
  • Architectural Engg and Related services
  • Scientific Research and Development Services
  • Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicles Parts Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Waste Treatment and Disposal
  • Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
  • Federal Executive Branch(OES Designation)
TOP UNIVERSITIES  FOR  MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Purdue University
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Northwestern University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of California at Berkeley
Masters in Electrical Engineering:

Electrical engineering –power generation, distribution is the heart of the modern society.

How does the generator work? How are the windings designed? Use of renewable sources for power generation… The concept of power grid….all these are the questions answered by an electrical engineer. Students interested in understanding the working principles of the regularly used electrical equipment and gaining further knowledge in the field of electrical and electronics engineering opt for the masters in EE.

Graduate course in electrical Engineering offers specializations such as

  • Power generation and supply
  • Communications and Media
  • Computer systems
  • VLSI Design/Embedded Systems
Career Path:

The most common areas where Electrical Engineers could pursue their career would be …..

  • Architectural and engineering services
  • Electrical power generation
  • Transmission and distribution
  • Semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Tech
Masters in Management Information Systems

MS in MIS is one of the most frequently opted career options for young engineers aspiring to utilize technology in developing solutions and hence strategic business opportunities by gaining knowledge into the business and managerial aspects.

Masters in MIS is a great option for engineers aspiring to the roles of Directors, Architects, etc and also for those seeking career into ERP.

Career Path:

MIS graduates have a good career progression path in the either of the roles below

  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Designer
  • Functional Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Database Architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Architect
  • Network Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Business process Analyst
Top Universities for MS in MIS
  • University of California, Berkley.
  • Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Indian Bloomington (Kelley)
  • Texas A&M, College Station (Mays)
  • University of Arizona (Eller)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (Smith &iSchool)
  • University of Washington (Foster &iSchool)
  • The university of Cincinnati.
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Chaitanya Vaddi, popularly known as CV, has a rich experience of over a decade in the IT industry as an HR professional.

He worked in HR senior managerial positions in several reputed IT companies such as Oracle India, IBM, Apps Associates and Netxcell. He did his Masters in Business Administration from Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati and holds a certificate in Executive Program in Human Resource from IIM Kolkata.