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Trine University

Trine is a U.S. private non-profit university. It offers the cheapest Master's & Doctor's programs on the West Coast of the USA.

Programs

CPT Programs

Trine Universities Offers 3 STEM CPT Programs and MBA which supports Day 1 CPT. All four programs are experiential tracks.

University Overview

Trine University was founded as Tri-State Normal College in 1884. With more than 130 years of history, the School of Engineering at Trine is recognized as one of the finest engineering schools in the country. Over the past eight years, more than 99% of Trine’s graduates have been employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1 at Trine University, which means students can get personal support from their advisors as they design their career path.

Trine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. By Indiana law, Trine is an "approved postsecondary educational institution" under Indiana code 1C 21-7-13-6.



Trine University Location

Trine University has many campuses, and two of them have day 1 CPT programs, namely the Detroit Education Center and the Phoenix Education Center. The former is located near the Henry Ford Museum, merely a 20-minute drive to the center of Detroit and a 15-minute drive to Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The latter is located near Phoenix Airport. Trine University is planning to further expand its campus and add a new location in D.C.

 

Detroit Education Center

1000 Republic Drive, Suite 520,

Allen Park, MI 48101


Phoenix Education Center

326 E Coronado Rd.,

Phoenix, AZ 85004


Reston, VA

1881 Campus Commons Drive,

Reston, VA 20191

Trine University Quick Facts

Programs that offer CPT option

MBA

MSBA

MSEM

MSIS

DIT

CPT Programs Tuition

$17,250 / Program

On-site Frequency

1 / Semester

CPT Renewal

1 / year

CPT at Trine University

The master's programs at Trine University are designed to help students adapt to real-world working scenarios, which means internship/work experiences are integrated into the study plan. Due to this reason, even international students can obtain a CPT I-20 from day 1 and legally work in the U.S.

Day 1 CPT at Trine University
CPT Application
  1. Talk to your Academic Advisor and DSO to get permission for Day 1 CPT

  2. Get an employment letter from your employer. The letter must contain the following information: dates of training; job description; the number of hours you will be working per week

  3. Select a 0. 5 credit hour CPT course

  4. DSO will check your materials and update your I-20 info

  5. Once you receive the new I-20

  6. Remember to renew your CPT annually!

On-Site Requirement

👉Trine University has 3 semesters each year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Summer semester is 2 months; Fall & Spring semesters are 3.5 months.

👉To maintain F1 status, International students have to register for 2 courses (1 onsite course + 1 online course), and 6 units for every semester.

👉Onsite course requires students to attend class on campus once per semester, the onsite class will take place on weekends, (one day in the weekend) from 8 am to 5 pm.

📌Trine University is planning to change the onsite frequency to twice a semester

📌Student must attend the onsite course. If not, you will lose your F1 visa

👉Except for the specific day you attend the class onsite, the other class are fully online. You could attend the class on Trine University's online learning system. Some of the classes are on Zoom but most are prerecorded or there is a zoom discussion you can choose from.

👉During the summer semester, students are eligible to apply for a break, students of the summer term still can choose 0.5 credit hours for CPT, then are able to work full time during the summer break.

Master Programs those offer Day 1 CPT:

CPT Program - MBA

  • Competitively priced, the MBA program at Trine University provides a unique experience and exceptional networking opportunities for international students to develop their careers and life in America. The MBA program requires students to complete 30 credit hours of classes, including 21 credits of core courses and 9 concentration courses.

  • Tuition: Starting in 2023, Trine University charges $575/credit hour for the MBA program, which brings the total tuition fee to $17,250.

 

Core Courses (21 Credits)
  • BA 5223 Executive Communication

  • FIN 5063 Corporate Finance

  • FIN 6923 Managerial Accounting & Finance

  • MK6943 Strategic Marketing and Management

  • ECO 5033 Micro & Macro Economic Decision Making

  • BA 6933 Statistics & Data Analysis

  • BA 6963 Business Admin Capstone

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

Select 9 credit hours from the following electives:

  • AC 5003 Advanced Auditing

  • AC 5013 Managerial Accounting

  • AC 533 Corporate Taxation

  • AC 553 Federal Tax Pass-Through Entities

  • FIN 5823 Financial Modeling

  • FIN 5833 International Finance

  • FIN 5843 Financial Markets & Institutions

  • FIN 5853 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management

  • GE 5103 Project Management

  • GE 5113 New Product Development & Innovation Strategy

  • GE 5133 Lean Six Sigma

  • HR 5923 Strategic Human Resources

  • BA 5103 Business Ethics

CPT Program - MSBA (STEM)

  • A Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) from Trine University is designed to meet the growing demand across the nation. Business analytics focuses on developing new insights and understanding business performance based on data and statistical methods.

  • MSBA program requires students to complete 30 credit hours of class.

 

Required Courses
  • GE 5103 Project Management

  • BA 6933 Statistics and Quantitative Methods

  • BAN 5003 Operations Analytics

  • BAN 5013 Analytics Software and Tools

  • IS 5113 Data Mining and Data Visualization

  • IS 5213 Data Science and Big Data

  • FIN 5063 Corporate Finance

  • FIN 5823 Financial Modeling

  • BAN 5023 Data Driving Decision-Making

  • BAN 6093 Business Analytics Capstone

CPT Program - MSEM (STEM)

MS Engineering Management program requires students to complete 30 credit hours of class. This program helps students take their careers to the next level through the study and practice of real business management cases.

Core Courses

Core Courses - 21 credit hours

  • BA 5223 Executive Communication

  • FIN 5203 Finance for Engineers

  • GE 5103 Project Management

  • GE 5113 New Product Development and Innovation Strategies

  • BA 5103 Business Ethics

  • BA 6933 Statistics and Data Analysis

  • MGT 5093 Business Strategy and Decision Making

Elective Courses

Choose 9 credit hours from below:

  • GE 5163 Engineered Quality

  • GE 5093 Design Thinking

  • GE 5133 Lean Six Sigma

  • MGT 543 Operations Strategy and Management

  • MGT 5013 Advanced Plant Management

  • LAW 5003 Law and Engineering professional

CPT Program - MSIS (STEM)

MS Information Studies program requires students to complete 30 credit hours of class. This program allows students to study the analysis, design, development, and maintenance/operation of information systems systematically.

Required Courses

Program Requirements (30 credit hours):

  • GE 5103 Project Management

  • FIN 5203 Finance for Managers

  • INF503 Advanced Database

  • IS 5103 Object-Oriented Programming in JAVA

  • IS 5113 Data Mining and Data Visualization

  • IS 5203 Network Management

  • IS 5213 Data Science and Big Data

  • IS 5403 Cybersecurity

  • IS 5803 Information Studies Capstone

  • BA 6933 Statistics & Quantitative Methods

CPT Program - DIT (STEM)

Doctor of Informational Technology program requires students to complete 60 credit hours of class, with the possibility to graduate in as little as three years or up to five years, offering flexible timing. This program helps students take their careers to the next level through the study and practice of developing solutions, designing advancements in new technologies, and identifying industry challenges.

Currently, enrollment is only available at the Detroit campus (the Phoenix and DC campuses do not offer the DIT program) and the program supports Day-1 CPT.

*The new DIT program is set to officially start in January 2024. Students interested in applying are encouraged to contact us for a free consultation!

Core Courses - 30 credit hours
  • *IS 5203/DIT 7003 Network Management
  • *IS 5403/DIT 7013 Cybersecurity
  • *IS 5213/DIT 7023 Data Science and Big Data
  • *BAN 5013/DIT 7033 Analytics and Software Tools
  • DIT 7083 Computer Science with Python
  • DIT 7043 IT for Management
  • DIT 7053 IT Procurement Processes
  • DIT 7063 IT Project Management
  • DIT 7073 Innovations in IT
  • RSH 7093 Research Statistics for Information Technology

If you have taken the courses with * sign before, you can waive them.

Program Research Courses - 12 Credit Hours
  • RSH 8003 Quantitative Research Methods
  • RSH 8013 Qualitative Research Methods
  • RSH 8023 Research Design
  • RSH 8033 Advanced Research Methodology
Program Dissertation Courses - 18 Credit Hours
  • DIT 9006 DIT Research Proposal Prep
  • DIT 9016 DIT Applied Research Project I DIT 9026 DIT Applied Research Project II

Tuition & Scholarship

Tuition

  • Per Credit:
    • Master: $575
    • Doctor: $700
  • Program Tuition: $17,250 ($575*30 Credits)
  • CPT accounts for 0.5 credit hours.

Other Fees:

  • Enrollment Fee (one time): $1000 (Doctoral); $500 (Master's) 
  • Transcript Evaluation Fee: $175 (one time & can be waived)
  • Registration Fee: $25/Semester

Scholarship

  • The scholarship is not available for international students

Academic Calendar 2023 - 2024

Terms Application Deadline Semester Start Date CPT Start Date
Summer1 05/10/2024 6/10/2024 5/10/2024
Fall1 6/22/2024 7/22/2024 6/22/2024
Fall2 8/23/2024 9/23/2024 8/23/2024
Spring1 11/9/2024 12/9/2024 11/9/2024
Spring2 1/10/2025 2/10/2025 1/10/2025
Summer1 4/12/2025 5/12/2025 4/12/2025


Initial F1 Students: 3 months before the first day of the term.

If you missed the deadline, please get in touch with us. We are the official recruitment partner of Trine University; we can help you accelerate your application.

Application

Please provide the following documents:

  • Academic transcripts

  • Financial Statement

  • Copy of passport

  • Statement of purpose (explaining your desire to pursue a graduate degree)

  • Resume/CV

  • GRE/GMAT (is recommended but not required)

  • English placement test score of:

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