Are you looking for a globally recognised program of study in a wonderful country with excellent educational institutions? The US may be the perfect destination for you! The USA is not called the ‘Land of Opportunity’ for nothing and continues to be a popular study destination for international students worldwide.
Studying in the US allows students from abroad to learn at their own pace and choose from a wide range of different courses and institutions.
Over a third of all US universities offer postgraduate degrees. Most courses are full time and last for just one year. Applying for a postgraduate degree here is much similar to the UK, as you will need a certain grade level from your undergraduate degree to continue. Most institutions will have their own policy so you should get in touch before you apply.
International students may be required to take a Pre-Masters course before starting a US Masters Degree. This is to improve their English language skills and expand their subject knowledge. A Pre-Masters course may also combine GRE and GMAT graduate test preparation.
In the US you may hear postgraduate degrees also referred to as ‘graduate degrees’ and just like the UK, Masters Degrees are designed to be more focused on individual learning and research. Masters degrees in the US can last anything between 1-3 years and fees for individual institutions can vary widely.
Standardised tests may be required for postgraduate programs in the USA. Typically you may be required to sit:
· MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
· LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
· GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)
· GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
Understanding whether or not your grades match up to the right level for degree study can be very difficult. Most US universities recognise a wide range of global qualifications. Get in touch with IEC Abroad today to find out more and to see if you are eligible for a postgraduate course.