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Fall 2018 | MS | MIS | G.R.E 322 (Q-169/V-153) | CGPA 7.01 | TOEFL 109 | PEC
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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | MIS | G.R.E 322 (Q-169/V-153) | CGPA 7.01 | TOEFL 109 | PEC

(07-24-2017 10:39 PM)Silent_Killer Wrote:  I may be Naive to ask this but why MIS instead of CS?

I say this because of "4 years in Programming(C++, PHP, web, scripting)"

, I was also asking myself this question before finalizing MIS.
my reasons being:
1. I have B.E degree in E&EC
2. Was not certain if my profile is good enough for CS core.
3. MIS has flexible curriculum, so can opt for CS courses as well.

Would like an opinion from Seniors.

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Please fill in your info bank with relevant academic and professional details. It helps seniors to advise users appropriately.


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Until you understand this thread, keep reading it. Unless, and until you understand it, please try avoiding to apply to US.
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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | MIS | G.R.E 322 (Q-169/V-153) | CGPA 7.01 | TOEFL 109 | PEC






Hi Seniors,

I would like to get your views on MS ITM from JSOM UTD.
Is it worth doing this course and what are the job/internship prospects?

As I am exploring their website, every year they accept around 350 odd students in this course and around 76% are from India. How much does this affect the chances of getting TA, scholarship, on-campus job?

Although course structure looks good but does everyone gets the opportunity to apply for electives of their choice?

Also, there are few negative views on Quora from current students. so not sure whether I should apply in UTD or not.

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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | MIS | G.R.E 322 (Q-169/V-153) | CGPA 7.01 | TOEFL 109 | PEC

Read through the 3 threads in point #2 below.


1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

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(12-05-2017 05:04 AM)The_Observer Wrote:  Read through the 3 threads in point #2 below.

Thanks for such an informative posts. These are like "Bhagavad Gita" for everyone aspiring to do masters but my question is bit different.

I understand that getting a job/internship in the US is not like the placements in India and after your first job no one cares much about the university but what I actually wanted to know is the firsthand experience of someone who did MS ITM from UTD.

As I mentioned earlier there are some negative comments on Quora about:
1. getting the scholarship, TA, and other on-campus jobs.
2. getting an internship due to large batch size
(obviously, it's a simple math if 350 students are competing for the single opportunity as opposed to 80-90 unless there are more opportunities in UTD and that's what I want to know.)
and few more.

Am asking these questions because I have already received an admit from UTD and have to take a call.

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The reason I asked you to read those posts was because I've written a lot of things that are very relevant to anyone who graduates from a university not in the top 20-30 or so (which UTD definitely isn't a part of). Those threads would actually give you a good starting picture of the overall situation here, and then the university-specific threads in the MIS forum would give you a picture of the specifics.


1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

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12-08-2017 03:38 AM
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1. getting the scholarship, - with your score,you should get it. If you hold 4.0(in some cases 3.9) and work hard in a club as an officer, you should be able to get it.
TA - Maintain 4.0. Get prof recs early and apply.

and other on-campus jobs. - get a referral else you will not even get an interview and you need luck as well.
2. getting an internship due to large batch size - batch size has nothing to do with the intern opportunities. While we do have internship fairs(which are mostly a farce this year), most of the work is done online through Linkedin, Indeed etc. Depends on your profile and the amount of time you spend in reaching out to recruiters(referrals are the lifeblood here).

And it is not 76 % Indians, it is 90% Indians in almost all mainstream technical courses like ITM, BA, CS.


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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | MIS | G.R.E 322 (Q-169/V-153) | CGPA 7.01 | TOEFL 109 | PEC

Most MIS or IS courses are 1.5 years to 2 years. My 2 cents on selecting a college to apply and your final decision should rest on the following factors. You can select your order of preference as you like.

1. The amount of money you are willing to spend.
2. The amount of time you are willing to spend.
3. The reputation of the university you are going too.
4. The location of the university you are going too.

On a side note your score and work experience should get you in most of the universities that offer a good MIS or IS program so getting an admit should not be a problem.

If you are looking for scholarships or TA, just remember the higher the class average in your college the more competition you have. I personally know people who scored a 330 on GRE but selected a university that offered a full tuition waiver. So the choice ultimately boils down to the 4 pointers I gave.

You should definitely look for some other universities like SUNY Buffalo, CMU, TAMU or Kelly(deadline may have passed).

All the best!


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