Masters Degree in the US
Everything you need to know about pursuing your masters degree in the US

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Comprehensive Guide to purse a Masters degree in the U.S.

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Meet Your Instructor
Patriek Karayil
Founder, American Colleges
Former Vice President, US News Global Education
Masters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Bachelors, Arizona State University (ASU)
Patriek Karayil was the former Vice President for U.S. News Global Education - the international arm of the U.S. News Rankings organization. In that capacity he has engaged with 100s of U.S universities, counseled over 5000 students, and being part of the engagement with U.S. Embassies and consulates.

Patriek has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from ASU, and an MBA from MIT. He was an international student from India on an F-1 Visa, who then worked in the U.S. on an H-1B, before attaining his permanent residency and eventual citizenship. Patriek is considered as one of the foremost experts in U.S. Education for international students.

What will you learn
Statistics and Getting Started
4 Videos
There are 200,000 students from India, presently studying in the US. 80% of them are here for their masters degree, which means, 160,000 students are here pursuing their masters degree. On top of that, there are roughly 38,000 Asian students who come here every single year.

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Video Topics
  • Video Clip 1 - How should you spend your time in planning
  • Video Clip 2 - Statistics on Indian Students going to the US
  • Video Clip 3 - How to decide what subject area you should pick
  • Video Clip 4 - Industry data and Job prospect projections
Employment: Goal oriented approach to masters
6 Videos
Let's cover the topics of CPT, OPT and H1B in a lot more detail. CPT, that stand for Curriculum Practical Training. It's the ability that you have to work off campus at an employers site, while finishing your courses. Generally, this is offered in your final year at the master's level.

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Video Topics
  • What you need to know about CPT, and OPT
  • Data on OPT students in the US
  • Employers who hire students on OPT
  • What you need to know about the H1-B visa
  • Employers who sponsor H1-B visa and how to get a sponsorship
  • Industries that sponsor H1-B visas
The complete process: Scores, Application and Scholarships
12 Videos
In this section we will go exhaustively through a framework around how do you go about selecting universities? I recommend following this framework that we're about to discuss and use this framework to hand select universities, that should be part of your consideration set. The four separate criteria that you should be thinking about is one around the course itself. Number two is around price and the cost of that university. And number three is really around location. The fourth is the GRE score.

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Video Topics
  • GRE score explained and what is a good GRE score
  • How to select universities based on GRE score
  • 3 year Bachelor's degree and its implications
  • How to select universities to apply to
  • Funding your education - Tuition Waiver
  • Funding your education - Assistantships
  • Funding your education - Internships
  • Funding your education - CPT
  • Application Components - Essays and Letter of Recommendation
  • Application Components - Online Presence, Professor Outreach
  • Why Dual degrees are a great option - MS + MBA
  • Impact of Backlogs on your University application
Profile Assessment
14 videos
I want to spend some time doing profile assessments because students often ask "I've got certain scores, and I want to know what universities do I qualify for?". Now you shouldn't fall into this trap! In the previous section, we covered a strong framework that can help you determine which university is the right fit. But having said all that, let me provide some profile assessment so you have a sense around how I'm thinking about the set of universities.

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Video Topics
  • Profile Assessment Introduction
  • M.S. Computer Science, GRE 327, CGPA 9
  • M.S. Computer Science, GRE 310, CGPA 7.5
  • M.S. Computer Science, GRE 300, CGPA 6.5
  • M.S. Business Analytics, GRE 327, CGPA 9.0
  • M.S. Business Analytics, GRE 310, CGPA 8.0
  • M.S. Business Analytics, GRE 300, CGPA 6.5
  • M.S. Information Sciences, GRE 327, CGPA 9
  • M.S. Information Sciences, GRE 310, CGPA 7+
  • M.S. Information Sciences, GRE 300, CGPA 6+
  • M.S.Electrical & Computer Engineering, GRE 327, CGPA 9+
  • M.S.Electrical & Computer Engineering, GRE 310, CGPA 7+
  • M.S.Electrical & Computer Engineering, GRE 300, CGPA 6+
  • M.S.Electrical & Computer Engineering, GRE 300, CGPA 6+
Major oriented result: Salary and Location
8 Videos
In this section, let's look at the salary information of a couple of different job profiles, because you want to use this infromation in addition to the earlier demand expansion that we saw to help make your determination around which degree program should you take and also where.
Different states have different affinities. And so you may find one particular type of job profile do well in a particular state and not just a state, states are large, and we'll look at them at an individual city level as well.
The job profiles we will consider here for this exercise are data scientist, information security analyst, software developer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, management analyst.

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Video Topics
  • Salary info introduction
  • Data Scientist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Management Analyst
  • Final thoughts
Key Questions on your mind
19 videos

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Video Topics
  • How to pick between M.S. Business degree or MBA degree
  • Eligibility of a three year Bachelor's degree
  • Should I take the GRE or GMAT
  • How to assess your profile correctly!
  • Would it be better to apply for less competitive programs in Engineering instead of Computer Science
  • Should I take the GRE or apply to programs that don't need the GRE
  • Can I choose a different field of study from my bachelors, for my masters
  • 1 year Masters or 2 year Masters degree - Pros and Con
  • Can non Computer Science majors get jobs at Facebook and Google
  • When should I apply for my masters degree
  • Do I need my test scores before the application deadline
  • Should I go to the US for the Summer Intake or Fall intake
  • What kind of Research should I do in Home Country, and how to best take advantage of my time before coming to the U.S.
  • How does my Backlogs impact me
  • How do I know if my program is STEM designated
  • What is the difference between CPT and OPT
  • Do you know the truth about educational counselor
  • What is a good GRE score
  • What will the Return on Investment (ROI) for my masters program
After this course, you will be able to
U.S. Employability options
Have a comprehensive understanding of employment options during and after your degree - from Oncampus jobs, Internships, CPT, OPT, and the eventual H1-B. Learn from the never before seen material.
Subject Selection
Choose the right subject/major based on a industry trends, career prospects, and funding choices. Is it better to major in a STEM MBA or MS in Business Analytics? Come find out in this course.
University Selection
Identify the right set of universities for your profile based on your academic records, test scores, and subject area. Have a three year Bachelors degree? or have a long list of Backlogs? - come find out what how you can successfully pursue your masters in U.S.
Funding Sources
Learn about the funding avenues for you in the U.S. to pursue your masters degree. We will discuss proven methods to get that research or graduate assistantship, the summer internship, and everything in between.
What students are saying
Akshat Kumar
University of Illinois at Chicago
When it comes to guiding someone through college applications there are loads of mentors, but the way Patriek guided me not only through my application process, but with my Visa interview preparation and even during my time at University of Illinois Chicago, I was able to take advantage of lots of opportunities on campus. I am sure I will keep achieving more under his supervision
Kanika Choudhary
University of Utah

This is an excellent course for any student in India appearing and preparing for an F-1 visa interview. It not only explains WHAT to answer but also the WHY.
Alvika Gautam
Brigham Young University
This course helped me with course selection and also helped me immensely with understanding the psychology behind the questions asked by the visa officer. I would highly recommend this course to all students aiming higher education in the U.S. Cheers!
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Who should enroll
(A) College students currently in their Bachelor studies
(B) Bachelors degree completed students
(C) Working professionals

Anyone who is interested in pursuing a masters degree in the US.
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