Getting into MS in CS without a CS Background

    Updated on: 26 Sep 2023 8 min read


    Are you interested in pursuing your Master in Computer Science (MS in CS) but worried that your non-CS background can cause a hindrance? You do not have to worry anymore as there are several universities that can provide you admission into MS in CS without a CS background. These universities are open to many students from diverse academic backgrounds. In this blog, we are going to help you learn how you can also study MS in CS with a non-CS background.

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  1. Frequently asked questions

    Is it worth it to change your stream from non-CS to CS?

    The answer totally depends on your personal opinion but it is an obvious point that there are multiple high-paying opportunities that you can get after you have completed your MS in CS. 

    Do non-CS majors have to take a lot of extra courses to catch up?

    There are chances that you will be required to take on extra subjects or another preparatory program while you plan to enroll yourself into MS in CS without a CS background. These are not much burden and can be easily managed by a student. 

    How Essential Are Meeting Prerequisites for MS in CS Admission?

    If you are from a non-CS background then it is very necessary for you to meet all the required prerequisites from your targetted university or else it will lead to an automatic rejection. 

    Can I pursue an MS in CS being an individual from a non-CS background and no professional experience?

    Yes, you can pursue an MS in CS even if you do not have a bachelor's in CS and no professional experience in related fields. There are other prerequisites like GRE scores and more that you need to take care of. Apart from it, in the blog some tips are mentioned to boost your admission chances will also help you. Having a professional experience in related fields can be helpful but you can still get admission without it. 

    Which country provides the cheapest MS in CS courses?

    The cheapest countries for MS in Computer Science abroad for Indian students include Germany, Australia, Norway, and Belgium.

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