MS in Computer Science

MS in Computer Science

Batch Start Date - 28th February 2023

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR10 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 10 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto36 Months

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

  • INR86 Lakhs

    Average salary in USA after completion of the course


  • Computer Networks
  • Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Designing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Bioinformatics

Program Structure and Fees

Master in Computer Science is a 20 months course where in the first 8 months you will be studying online with IIITB. Tuition fees for the first 8 months is INR 3 Lakhs (inclusive of taxes). For the next 12 months, you will be going to the US and studying on-campus at Troy University. Tuition fees for Troy University is approximately USD 14,250. The living cost for the US is approximately USD 13,000.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science


    • Applicants must have scored 50% and above marks in bachelor's degree. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 3,00,000 (including taxes)

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    8 months

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • MS in Computer Science


    • Applicant must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 2.5 or above CGPA on the band of 4
    • IELTS >= 6.0 or TOEFL >= 70 or Duolingo >= 100

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 14,250

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 13,000

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Troy University
  • Eligible to apply for upto 36-month STEM OPT after graduation
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • Career Essential Soft Skills Program
  • Timely Doubt Resolution
  • Online Sessions + Live Lectures
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • Ranked #100 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News and World Report, 2022
About IIIT Bangalore

Known for its practice oriented learning and entrepreneurial support, IIIT Bangalore is an independent institution and a deemed university. Till date, IIIT Bangalore has incubated more than 20 startups and published more than 1000 publications. IIITB’s outstanding faculty, curriculum and pedagogy ensures that their graduate programs are ranked a

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About Troy University

Troy University is a pioneer in higher education in the United States of America (USA). This public university was established in 1887 as the Troy State Normal School to impart education and train new teachers. Later in 1982, the Troy State University System came into existence, as the ca

The university now offers undergraduate, graduate, PhD, and certificate programs. Troy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

At Troy University, students are guided by experienced faculty members. Each program at Troy University is designed to offer a cutting-edge curriculum and industry-oriented pedagogy in a supportive environment. A degree from Troy University provides comprehensive support to achieve their professional aspirations, from enhancing knowledge to acquiring new competencies.

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About USA

The USA hosts more than one-third of the world’s top universities, making the country the best choice for aspirants willing to study abroad. The US universities offer an excellent education system, flexible coursework, a wide range of courses to choose from, research prospects, and infras


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Troy University Graduation Scholarship


Troy University Graduation Scholarship

Award Amount :
Eligibility :
  • If you maintain an aggregate of 3.10 GPA in the first six subjects (Year 1) then you will get an additional scholarship of USD 2,850 towards your on-campus fees (Year 2)

Career Opportunities

Computer Science

  • Software Architect

    USD 143,318 Annually

  • Software Engineer

    USD 99,375 Annually

  • Front End Developer

    USD 91,326 Annually

  • Java Developer

    USD 72,000 Annually

  • Web Developer

    USD 59,000 Annually

  • Data Engineer

    USD 97,374 Annually


IIIT BangaloreAdvanced Certificate Program in Data Science


Troy UniversityMS in Computer Science

  • 300+

    Hours of Learning

  • 7+

    Case Study & Projects

  • 25+

    Live Sessions

  • 3

    Tools & Softwares

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the MS in Computer Science with Troy University?

The MS in Computer Science is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12-month on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network and accelerate entry into computer science careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIITB and an MS degree from Troy University, US. 

What should I expect from the MS in Computer Science?

You should expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled computer science professional at par with leading industry standards. Upon completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for OPT in the US as well as get support from the Troy University Career Services to build a career in the US.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the Program?

You will study subjects ranging from Exploratory Data Analysis, Linear Regression, Deep Learning, Business Analytics, and NLP & Text Mining to name a few.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will be an in-class experience face-to-face with the faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the Program?

Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and an MS in Computer Science from Troy University, US.

Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the US.

University Partners

Where is the Troy University Located?

Troy, Alabama is located less than one hour's drive south of Montgomery at the junction of U.S. Highway 231. Troy is within a three-hour drive from Atlanta, Georgia. Many of our students like to point out that Troy University is about a 2-hour drive from Panama City Beach, Florida.

Is the Troy University accredited?

Troy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

After I apply, when will I receive an admission decision and my I-20 Form?

Applications typically take 3-4 weeks from the date the application is received. Processing time may be extended if certain required documents are missing. Therefore, we recommend that ALL of the above-mentioned documents are uploaded to your online application portal in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary delays.

When will I go to the Troy University, US?

Troy University will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. The first intake of the year will be the January (Spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be the September (Fall) intake. Though the application process for Troy University will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to Troy University in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIITB program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from Troy University?

upGrad will apply for you at Troy University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter from Troy University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission to Troy University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Are international students required to purchase medical insurance?

YES. All full-time international students are required to carry medical insurance and students will be billed automatically. The US government requires students with J-1 visas to provide family insurance when they bring their spouses and children to the United States.

Where will I stay?

Troy University offers a wide range of housing opportunities both on and off-campus. The International Center, a newly renovated on-campus facility, provides suite-style apartments with complete kitchen facilities. Those students who wish to live with a US American student or an international student from another country will be given first priority.

Can I work on campus?

Yes. The United States government permits international students to work up to 20 hours a week during the semester. Many international students do find jobs, normally in such areas as food service, plant and building maintenance, computer assistance and assisting the faculty in certain areas. Normally these jobs pay $5.15 per hour. However, there are more international students seeking jobs on campus than there are actually jobs, so you cannot count on being able to get a job when you arrive.

Can you give me a student visa?

The university can give you the I-20 form, which you take to the U.S. Embassy or consulate nearest to you to apply for a visa. You can learn more about student visas at An additional resources regarding the visa process, please visit

What documents are required to make an application to Troy University for a final offer letter?

The list of documents that are required to make an application to Troy University for a final offer letter are:
  • Passport
  • Graduation all mark sheets
  • Graduation degree
  • Graduation Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • English Proficiency Score Card (IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo)
  • Proof of funds* (Bank Statement & Financial Statement) + Sponsor statement (if applicable)
 Note:  Learners have to show the proof of funds with a minimum balance of  USD 28,750 

Selection Criteria

What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort. 

What is the selection process for this program?

 upGrad, IIIT B, Troy University, US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time to conceptualising and creating this program to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in Computer Science. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this program also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Computer Science. For entry into Troy University, US, students have to successfully complete the IIIT Bangalore program with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA or above on the band of 4.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 

• Applicants must have scored 50% and above marks in bachelor's degree. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10

For Troy University:
• Applicant must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 2.5 or above CGPA on the band of 4
•  IELTS >= 6.0 or TOEFL >= 70 or Duolingo >= 100

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

Upto 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an Online Program?

Our dedicated Student Support Team is available 7 days a week from 09 AM to 09 PM IST to resolve your non-academic queries.Email us at to receive a response within 24 hours. For any urgent queries, please use the Call-Back option on the learning platform and get a response within 2 working hours.Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, and submissions, offer guidance and resolve their non-academic queries.


Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

How much are living expenses for a year in the US?

Living expenses in the US for international students are USD 13,000.

Can I do a part-time job while studying in the US?

By virtue of your F-1 Visa, you are eligible to work part-time on-campus from Day 1 of your on-shore course commencement. You may be eligible to work off-campus subject to an additional annotation on your F-1 visa. You must meet other requirements, as advised by your insitution or the US federal regulations.

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this Program?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)
Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment in the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of INR. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case. The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and the student will continue to pay the EMI for a loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount. Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded. Requests for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

Deferral Policy: (Pre-Program Commencement)
If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. The student will be required to pay a deferral fee of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort. If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.


No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India)

2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated.

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