12 Months On-campus in US8 Months Online
12 - 15 Hrs/week (during online)20 Months
WaiverGRE
Start DateComing Soon
Eligibility Apply for Upto 3 Years of OPT
QS World University Rankings 2023751 - 800

    About the Programme

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 8 Months online with IIITB and upGrad, 12 Months at Clark University, US

    Student Support

    Student Support

    Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    upGrad team will help you with application to Clark University, US, securing confirmed offer letter & support with US visa application.

    Programme Overview

    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIITB  as well as Clark University
    Dual certification - IIITB as well as Clark University
    GRE Waiver for IIITB learners
    GRE Waiver for IIITB learners
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    STEM programs leading upto 3 years of OPT
    STEM programs leading upto 3 years of OPT
    upGrad end to end support for applications and visa
    upGrad end to end support for applications and visa
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    24x7 Available Student Support Team
    24x7 Available Student Support Team
    One-on-One with Industry Mentors
    One-on-One with Industry Mentors
    Alumni status from IIITB and Clark university
    Alumni status from IIITB and Clark university
    High Employment Potential Starting salaries of IT Professionals in US is $87,000 as per indeed.com
    High Employment Potential Starting salaries of IT Professionals in US is $87,000 as per indeed.com
    Only 8 subjects to be done which makes it easier to complete course in 1 year
    Only 8 subjects to be done which makes it easier to complete course in 1 year

    “Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.”

    - Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder, upGrad

    Top Skills You Will Learn
    The programme covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, view more
    Job Opportunities
    IT consultant, Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst, BIAS, IT view more
    Who Is This Programme For
    Engineers (Freshers and with any experience), Software and Iview more
    Minimum Eligibility
    IIIT B
    • Applicants with 4 year bachelor’s degree
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    Syllabus

    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases, and projects.

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    Programming Languages and Tools Covered

    Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses in the programme successfully to receive Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore. It is India's #1 Technical University (Private) as per the survey of India Today, 2021.
    Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Connect with a global network of accomplished upGrad and IIITB Alumni
    • Upgrade to a widely recognised and valued Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science
    • Network with Data Science professionals across all industry sectors

    Instructors

    Along the way, you will receive support from an unmatched faculty of data science instructors with decades of industry experience.

    Syllabus

    Best in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions

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    300+
    Hours of Learning
    7+
    Case Study & Projects
    20+
    Live Sessions
    3
    Tools & Softwares

    Pre-Programme Preparatory Content (Year 1)

    • Data Analysis in Excel
    • Analytics Problem Solving

    Course 1- Data Toolkit (Year 1)

    13 Weeks
    • Introduction to Python
    • Programming in Python
    • Python for Data Science
    • Data Visualization in Python
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Credit EDA Case Study
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Data Analysis using SQL
    • Advanced SQL & Best Practices
    • SQL Assignment: RSVP Movies

    Course 2 - Machine Learning-I (Year 1)

    10 Weeks
    • Linear Regression
    • Linear Regression Assignment
    • Logistic Regression
    • Classification using Decision Trees
    • Unsupervised Learning: Clustering
    • Basics of NLP and Text Mining
    • Business Problem Solving
    • Case Study: Lead Scoring

    Course 3 - Specialisation (Option to choose from 5 tracks) (Year 1)

    6 Weeks
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Business Analytics
    • Business Intelligence/Data Analytics
    • Data Engineering

    Information Technology (Clark University) (Year 2)

    • Information Systems Analysis and Design
    • Cyber Security Fundamentals
    • Capstone Practicum
    • IT Strategy Leadership
    • Network Architecture and Design

    Cyber Security Concentration: (Choose Any 3) (Year 2)

    • Security Architecture and Design
    • Data Mining with Splunk
    • Cyber Security Ethics: Technology, Society and Government
    • Cybersecurity Warfare and Risk Management
    • Advanced Topics: Cyber Security (Capstone)
    • Cyber Security Policy Development and Assessment
    • Special Topics: Information Technology

    IT Leadership Concentration: (Choose Any 3) (Year 2)

    • Enterprise Architecture Design
    • CIO in Training
    • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
    • IT Project Management Fundamentals
    • Special Topics: Information Technology

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries
    • Solve actual industry problems designed by experts
    • Engage in collaborative projects with your peers
    • Personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

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      TA sessions
        Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubt
          Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders
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            Q&A Forum

            Q&A Forum
            Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

              Admission Process

              There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

              Program Fee - 1st Year - INR 3,00,000 (Incl. of taxes)

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              Program Fee at Clark University (Year 2) - USD 17,052 (indicative tution fees)

              Living Cost per annum in US - USD 19,330

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              *Indicative Tuition Fees includes enrollment and graduation fees.

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              Referral offer is valid only on the MS in Information Technology.

              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. If 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.

              Frequently Asked Questions

              Course Curriculum

              What is the MS in Information Technology with upGrad?

              The MS in Information Technology is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12 months on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network and accelerate entry into Information Technology careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIITB and Master degree from Clark University, US. 


               

              What should I expect from the MS in Information Technology?

              You should expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled data science professional at par with leading industry standards. On completion of programme, you will have option to apply for OPT in US as well as get support from Clark University Career Services to build career in US. 

              Which topics are going to be covered as part of the programme?

              The programme is designed for professionals with limited Information Technology experience to help them build their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The programme covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, as well as important Data Science concepts such as statistics and exploratory data analytics, regression, clustering, tree models, model selection and principal component analysis.

              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 in-class experience face-to-face with the faculty. 
               

              Is any certification granted at the end of the programme?

              Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and a MS in Information Technology from Clark University, US

              Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in?

              No, the programme is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.
               

              Time Commitment

              What is the time commitment expected for the programme?

              At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in the US is full-time and will have an appropriate workload.

              How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online programme?

              Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts. 

              Refund policy/Financials

              Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

              Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component) 

               

              • Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
              • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 10,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
              • The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
              • In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
              • Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
              • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

               

              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, 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.

              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). 

              Will I have to pay any extra amount for the 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.

              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. 

              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 charges 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. 
               

              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. 

              How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

              Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only the 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. 
               

              Selection Criteria

              How do I know if the programme is right for me?

              If you like finding meaningful insights from data and if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this program is meant for you. As long as you are able to clear the selection test (or are exempt) and are excited about the transition to IT this program is meant for you.

              What is the application process for the programme and what are the timelines?

              You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort.
               

              What is the selection process for this programme?

              upGrad, IIIT B, Clark University US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time in conceptualising and creating this programme to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in InformationTechnology. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this programme also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Project Managers.

              For entry into Clark University, US students have to successfully complete IIIT Bangalore programme with minimum of 3 GPA. upGrad will apply on your behalf once you complete IIIT Bangalore programme and support you in securing an offer letter from Clark University, US. upGrad will also provide guidance on paying fees to University and visa application.

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

              To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 
              IIIT B

              • Applicants with 4 year bachelor’s degree need to have minimum 66% marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 6

              • Applicants with 3 year bachelor’s degree need to have minimum 60% marks. Maximum backlogs(ATKTs) accepted will be 4.

              • A 4-year Undergraduate degree is preferred. However, if a learner has completed 3 years of Undergraduate, then the awarding University must be NAAC A or A+ (in the year 2019/2020/2021) and preferably from a Science background i.e. BCA/B.Sc/BIT. If an applicant is coming from any other stream (Business, Humanities etc) the applicant needs to have substantial work experience in relevant area.

              Clark University

              •The applicant must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 3 or above CGPA.

              • IELTS: 6.5 overall, recommended sub-score minimum of 6, or TOEFL (ETS code 5969): 85 overall, recommended sub-score minimum of 20, or Duolingo: 110, recommended sub-score minimum of 100, or PTE: 53 (No band less than 50)

              About Clark University

              Why should you pursue MS in Information Technology from Clark University?

              In a world where data is king, professionals with data science, management, analytical skills are in high demand. To help aspirants become data professionals, upGrad Abroad in collaboration with Clark University and International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIITB) is offering a UA Accelerator Program MS in InformationTechnology. The 20 Months program will help in significant cost-savings, award dual accreditations from IIITB and Clark University, and provide up to 3-year of OPT (post-study work visa). 
               

              Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

              Although there are a limited number of part-time, on-campus jobs for international students, the income from these jobs is only sufficient to provide “pocket money”; you will not earn enough income to pay for a significant portion of your educational expenses. The U.S. government prohibits international students from working outside the University. 

              Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/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. 

              When will I go to Clark University?

              Clark University will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. First intake of the year will be Jan (winter) intake and the second intake of the year will be August (Fall) intake. Though the application process for Clark University will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to Clark University in the nearest intake which is atleast 3 months away from completion of your IIITB program. 

              When will I get Offer Letter from Clark University?

              upGrad will apply for you in Clark 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 of Clark University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission to Clark University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of a batch to accelerate this process.