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What to Know About U.S. Computer Science Degrees

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Pursuing a computer science graduate degree at a U.S. university allows international students to connect with American tech employers.

Indian national Sujaya Maiyya says she was initially drawn to the University of California-Santa Barbara for its graduate computer science program and its funding for international students pursuing Master of Science degrees.

"After joining the program, I realized how great the department is and I really liked working on distributed systems. I found great advisers here and so shifted to the Ph.D. program," Maiyya says.

At U.S. universities, the number of international graduate applications grew by 6 percent in mathematics and computer sciences between fall 2017 and fall 2018, according to the Council of Graduate Schools. Diverse disciplines, summer internships, and career prospects are three reasons international students may want to consider earning a graduate degree in computer science at a U.S. university.

International students studying in the U.S. will be able to learn about topics ranging from artificial intelligence to web security.

"The best computer scientists—the people who are really on the cutting edge of building the future — work in American universities and companies," says Zvi Galil, dean of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

From U.S. News & World Report
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