MS in Computer Science

MS in Computer Science

Batch Start Date - 16th August 2022

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR20 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 20 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto36 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • INR80 Lakhs

    Average salary in USA after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

MS in Computer Science with a dual specialization in Artificial Intelligence is an 18-month course offered by INSOFE in partnership with Case Western Reserve University. Students will complete the first of the three semesters at INSOFE getting acquainted with topics such as foundations of machine learning, data mining, big data, etc.

Students will be completing the final 12 months, on campus at Case Western Reserve University, USA to complete the rest of the requirements.

The total tuition fee of Case Western Reserve University is ~USD 46,283. The first instalment of ~USD 13,900 (For 9 Credits) is to be paid once admission is confirmed by the university. The students will also have to incur an annual living cost of ~USD 14,000 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.  
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Semester 1 (Computer Science)


    • This program is for individuals with a Computer Science background.
    • B.E/B.Tech graduate with minimum of 60% marks.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 23,141

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    6 months

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • MS in Computer Science with a dual specialization in Artificial Intelligence


    • After completion of INSOFE curriculum, Students will travel to the CWRU campus in the USA to complete their MS

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 23,141

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 14,000

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • 25% of Scholarship on the total tuition fee
  • World-renowned professors with extensive industry experience
  • Exciting Research Opportunities
  • Exposure to a Culture of Innovation
  • Gain expertise in two niche domains
  • Examine engineering problems with a data science mindset
  • Hands-On Practical Education in 2 Countries
  • 3 years OPT** Employment Authorization (**Subject to approval by USCIS)
  • Among the top 40 ranked Universities in the World

International School of Engineering (INSOFE), Bengaluru is an Applied Engineering School that was started in 2011 under the mentorship of Dr Dakshinamurthy V Kolluru, Dr Sridhar Pappu and ASL Ganapathi Kumar. After gaining

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About Case Western Reserve University

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About USA

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Career Opportunities

Computer Science

  • Software Developer

    USD 84,617 Annually

  • Data Scientist

    USD 98,199 Annually

  • Software Engineer

    USD 99,375 Annually

  • Data Engineer

    USD 97,374 Annually


INSOFESemester 1 (Computer Science)


Case Western Reserve UniversityMS in Computer Science with a dual specialization in Artificial Intelligence

  • 600+

    Students on Campus

  • 8

    Core Research Groups

  • 70+

    Full-Time Faculty

  • 5

    International Academics Tie-Ups

Loan Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility Criteria

Who can apply to a Master’s in Computer Science and Data Science at Case Western Reserve University?

Students who are from a computer science background with prior knowledge of programming skills are eligible to apply as a candidate for this master of science degree. 
A person who is not from the aforementioned background will need to complete a foundations course at INSOFE to be eligible for the master’s degree.

Do I need GRE, GMAT, and/or TOEFL?

You do not need to provide GRE/GMAT scores and English language proficiency scores (TOEFL/IELTS) to apply to this program. 
You must take the INSOFE Entrance Examination (INEX), your score on that test will determine your eligibility to INSOFE's admission. You must complete the CWRU admission process as well to receive an admission letter from the university.

Are there any prerequisites to get into the master’s programs?

While the student’s background in engineering (or equivalent field) satisfies the admission criteria, in some instances students may be asked to take an online preparatory engineering course prior to attending classes at Case School of Engineering.

Program Application And Time Commitment

What is the process to apply to Case Western Reserve University's master’s program?

1. Apply on and pay application fees of Rs 3000/-
2.  Upload documents on the link received in the provisional offer letter from
3. Application review by INSOFE Team
4. Appear for the INSOFE Entrance Examination (INEX) by INSOFE
5. On successful selection by INSOFE, apply on CWRU portal and pay application fee of USD 50
6. On receiving offer letter from CWRU pay 1st term fee of USD 13,900 (fee for 9 credits)
7. Start Studying at INSOFE

What is the application process for the pathway master’s degree?

The application process for the regular master’s and pathway master’s is identical except for one question on the application. 
Students from a non-computer science background who wish to pursue this master’s degree must select YES to the following question. Your application will be considered for the pathway master’s and will require you to complete the foundation course if you receive the admission letter. 
Applicants lacking formal preparation in undergraduate computer science can be enrolled in the Computer Science Pathways program. Would you like to be considered for this program, under no obligation on your part or application fee? 
Click on this URL: to submit an application to the Case School of Engineering.

Will a good INEX score guarantee admission to Case Western Reserve University?

Students have to send an application to Case Western Reserve University, submit a statement of purpose along with recommendation letters and official transcripts. 
While INSOFE will guide you on the application process, admission to Case Western Reserve University dual specialization masters is subject to the University’s discretion and cannot be guaranteed by INSOFE.

What is the duration of the program?

If you’re enrolled in the regular MS in Computer Science track, you will take 15 credits(6 months) worth of data science classes at one of INSOFE’s branches in India, following which you will travel to Case Western Reserve University to complete the rest of your course (12 months) load. 
If you’re on the pathway MS in Computer Science track, you will need to complete an additional 4.5 credits of foundations course.

How do I know if I should take the foundations course?

If you’re from a non-computer science background and you receive a conditional admission letter from the University, you will need to complete the foundation's course to be eligible for the regular master’s program.

What are the part-time working rules in USA?

When courses are in session, students can work up to 20 hours per week.

Financial Queries

How are the fees calculated?

The program fees are calculated on a credit basis and are around $1,543 per credit. However, students who apply through INSOFE will receive ~$15000 in scholarship that is automatically applied to their tuition at Case Western Reserve University.

The entire cost of the master’s program is $46,283 for students who apply to Case Western Reserve University through INSOFE and $61,710 for students who apply to Case Western Reserve University directly.

Is there any financial assistance available?

All INSOFE students registered for a master's at Case Western Reserve University receive a 25% assured scholarship.

They are also eligible to receive a 100% loan from any of the 13 leading banks in India. We can help connect you with a bank so you may pursue the master's without hassle.

Visa And Career Services

What visa will I get to do this program?

This Master’s in Computer Science with a dual specialization in Artificial Intelligence offered in partnership with Case Western Reserve University is a recognized post-graduation program that is eligible for an F1-visa which will be valid for the duration of your study.

Will I receive career service assistance?

Students who are enrolled in this program can avail the excellent career services options provided at the university and the onus is also on the student to find an appropriate job upon completing the degree.

Will I get a chance to work in the USA after graduating from the program?

The Master’s in Computer Science with a dual specialization in Artificial Intelligence falls in the STEM program category and is eligible for 3 years OPT*.
(*Subject to USCIS guidelines)

About Classes

What documents do I need to submit when applying for a master’s at Case Western Reserve University?

1. Consolidated official marks memo/transcripts from all your past academic institutions (bachelor’s degree onwards only)  
    - The university may ask for your transcripts to be evaluated by an accreditation agency. Make sure you have enough time to get that done when applying to the program.
2. Experience letters (if any)
3. Statement of purpose – needs to adhere to the Case School of Engineering guideline
4. Updated copy of your resume
5. Two letters of recommendation (professional/academic mentors as references)
6. Passport

Can I apply to the dual specialization masters without going through INSOFE?

No, you cannot. The master’s in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is only provided in partnership with INSOFE and requires the student to complete part of their education in India before travelling to Case Western Reserve University.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

The following refund policy is binding on all applicants. If a student wishes to cancel his/her/their admission after paying the program fees, the following refund amounts and conditions apply: 
1. Fees paid are non-transferable.
2. Refunds, if any, will be processed within 30 working days from the date of admission cancellation.
3. The student is requested to pay INR 59,000 if the result is not declared before the commencement of the course.
4. If the student does not get admission within 2 weeks, INSOFE shall refund INR 45,000.
5. If they prefer to do PGP (either to be reconsidered by Case Western Reserve University or independently), the student will follow up PGP guidelines of payment.
6. INSOFE would refund the PGP fee only once the student joins the 2nd semester in the USA and successfully pays the entire fee to CWRU.
7. In all the above cases involving course fees, the student can choose to postpone the admission to the next batch. In such a case, INSOFE reserves the right to postpone admission at the current fee structure at which the fee is paid or at the prevailing fee structure of the next batch. INSOFE's decision in such matters is final, binding and non-negotiable. Please see the Postponement Policy for more details.
8. Term 1 fee refund is applicable only under the following rare occurrences:
    - Two-time refusal of study visa for USA, term 1 fee paid to INSOFE will be refunded upon submission of visa refusal letter issued by the USA Visa Office. Or
9. It is binding on students to bear charges levied by banks involved in the fees refund process.
10. It must be noted by students that the corresponding Indian Rupees amount they receive towards the refund of tuition fees will depend on the prevailing Dollar Exchange Rate of the day the amount is credited into the account of the student and that INSOFE neither has any role to play or control in it.
11. The student can continue the PGP program in the unlikely event of study visa refusal and be eligible for all the benefits of the PGP program, including Career Services in India. Please see the PGP program details for further details. The PGP fee in such instances cannot be refunded.
12. Notwithstanding anything mentioned above, all INSOFE refunds will be entertained solely at the discretion of INSOFE

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