What should I know about MS in CS at USC?
North Eastern University (NEU)
Getting funded RA/TA: RA or TA or Scholarships given to deserving students.
Course work: manageable
Cost: I-20 amount (tuition fees: $20128+additional fees $3116+ room board $10000) total I-20 amount $33244 for one year
Rank: 61 (15th in programming language)
Co-op program/Internship: NEU placed 100% of their students in Co-Op positions for the 2010-2011 academic years. Students. Internship is for 6 months, so normally we get fulltime jobs in the same company.
Placement: It has really good placements. A large number of fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Intuit, Procter & Gamble, Disney, etc. visit the campus and offer excellent packages.
Salary Package: Software Engineers/Programmers/Developers average a starting salary of approximately $80,000 when completing their Master’s degree in Computer Science
State University of New York Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo)
Getting funded RA/TA: First year master students wont get RA and TA positions as professors will take their time to judge your credentials, as PHD students will normally be given that position. During the second year, you may end up with a position if your professor is satisfied with your performance.
Course work: Course workload will be heavy.
Cost: I-20 amount (tuition fees: $15160+additional fees $3325+ room board $12665) total I-20 amount $31150 for one year
Co-op program/Internship: many people have got internship
Placement: Short list of companies people have been placed: Vmware, Amazon, EMC2, GS, Bloomberg, Twitter, ESPN, Qualcomm, T-mobile, Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Factset, Synacore and many cool startups which work in “non-financial” domain. Salary Package: 60K-90K MS in CS at NEU, SUNY Buffalo and USC
University of Southern California (USC)
Getting funded RA/TA: no chance for MS students
Course work: tough and heavy as compared to other two universities
Cost: total expense (for entire graduation and not the I-20) $60520 (tuition fees: $42120 living expense: $14400 mandatory cost: $4000)
Co-op program/Internship: fairly good.
Placement: Too many Indians in CS, so may end up in starter company