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MS in Computer Science

MS in Computer Science

Batch Starts 29th Feb'2024

Abroad Intake Jan'2025

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

  • USD107K


    Average salary in USA after completion of the course

Specialisations

  • Computer Networks
  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Designing
  • 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 4,07,000 . 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

    India

    Course Name

    • Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science

    Eligibility

    • Applicants must have scored 60% and above marks in bachelor's degree. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 5.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,07,000

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    8 months

  2. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • MS in Computer Science

    Eligibility

    • An aggregate score of 3.0 CGPA and above in the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course.
    • TOEFL >= 70 or IELTS >= 6.0 or Duolingo >= 100

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 14,250

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 13,000

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    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 amon the best in the country. Their students have been well received by industry, and have been placed with some of the leading companies in the IT industry. ...Read more
About Troy University
In Troy, Alabama, the United States, there is a comprehensive public institution called Troy institution. It is one of Alabama's oldest institutions and was established in 1887. The University provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs in a number of academic fields, including business, education, communication, health scences, and the arts and sciences. Troy University offers accessible education to students throughout the world thanks to its several campuses and online learning alternatives. The institution is dedicated to giving students a high-quality education, promoting a diverse and inclusive community, and putting them in the best possible position to succeed in the workforce. Troy University places a big focus on becoming involved in the community and has a thriving student life with many clubs and activities. ...Read more
About USA
The USA is one of the most sought-after countries for international students, given the scope of academic and professional opportunities. Let us discuss some more reasons that make it worth studying in the USA:1.World-Class EducationThe U.S. has nearly 4,000 accredited higher-education institutions. It has the highest number of universities in the op 100 and 200 globally (per QS World Rankings 2024), making it a hub for excellent education.2. Internationally-recognized DegreesThe U.S. degrees are recognized worldwide. A U.S. college or university degree allows students to enhance their careers through advanced learning and better career opportunities.3. Student-Friendly CitiesThe U.S. has four cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) ranked among the top 30 QS Best Student Cities 2024, solidifying the country's reputation not just for academics but also for facilitating an education-intensive environment that is open and welcoming.4. Higher ROIStudying at a reputed U.S. university helps students earn high salaries post-completion of their program, thus providing higher ROI.5.Earn While LearningThe U.S. F-1 study visa allows students to work on-campus for 20 hours per week during a semester and full-time on holidays. ...Read more

Scholarship(s)

Troy University Graduation Scholarship

scholarship

Troy University Graduation Scholarship

Award Amount :
2,850USD
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

  • Front End Developer

    USD 91,326 Annually

  • Web Developer

    USD 59,000 Annually

  • Software Architect

    USD 143,318 Annually

  • Software Engineer

    USD 99,375 Annually

  • Java Developer

    USD 72,000 Annually

  • Data Engineer

    USD 97,374 Annually

Syllabus

IIIT BangaloreAdvanced Certificate Program in Data Science

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Troy UniversityMS in Computer Science

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  • 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 TOEFL/IELTS/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.

If I do not possess Comuting/IT background, am I still eligible for this program?

TROY University's MSCS is a conversion course that admits students from Non-CS and IT background. In the absence of undergraduate coursework in programming, calculus and statistics, TROY University will admit learners into up to five (5) foundation courses preceding the on-campus Master’s coursework. In case you have relevant work experience, foundation requirements can be waived, subject to a personal interview by the faculty at the time of transfer. 

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 http://www.travel.state.gov. An additional resources regarding the visa process, please visit http://www.uscis.gov.

Selection Criteria

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

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:
For IIITB: 
• Applicants must have scored 60% and above marks in bachelor's degree. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 5
For Troy University:
• An aggregate score of 3.0 CGPA and above in the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course.
•  TOEFL >= 70 or IELTS >= 6.0 or Duolingo >= 100

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.

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 

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 to resolve your non-academic queries. Email us at studentsupport@upgrad.com 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.

Visa

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: 
  • Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
  • Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case.
  • Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised post-program/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
  • Student shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
  • In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider.
  • If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.
  • You shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limiting to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
 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, if a student is deferring from his assigned cohort batch mentioned in the offer letter, the student will not be eligible for any refund post the deferral.
  • 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 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 deferral fees 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.
 Deferral policy applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”) 
 • The first deferral request to any program offered by IIIT Bangalore (pre-program commencement or post-program commencement) shall be free for one time.
  • The Executive Post Graduate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 3 years from the initial batch start date.
  • The Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.
  • The Professional Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.

Payment

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, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

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

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

  1. upGrad facilitates program delivery and is not a college/university in itself. Credits and credentials are awarded by the university. Please refer to relevant terms and conditions before applying. The University program is accredited/recognised in the country where the University is established. 
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Disclaimer
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. f you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling. ...Read more