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2202 Master's Degrees in the US



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Master Degrees in USA

The United States of America has a huge reputation preceding it, and it's almost impossible to downplay America's influence on global technology, popular culture, politics and business. Whichever subject you wish to complete your masters in, your chosen institution in the US is likely to be at the forefront of your academic field, and you will benefit greatly from access to the latest learning resources and research.

With fifty unique states ready to be explored, the US is without question one of the most compelling and diverse countries in the world. From New York City to Yosemite National Park, Vegas to Virginia and beyond, its iconic cities and beautiful natural spectacles possess a universal appeal.

Studying a master's in the US is the perfect opportunity for students who want their graduate study experience to be a captivating one. Who doesn't want to study like they do in the movies? Seize the chance to join one of the world's most renowned education systems and become a master of your subject in the best way possible.

Master's programs in the USA

Institutions in the United States of America offer master's degrees of all varieties, including MA, MSc, MBA, LL.M and more. Completion of a master's degree in the US will enable students to progress to the prestigious PhD level. Entry to an institution will usually require that applicant to hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent academic qualification. However, some master's degrees will accept applicants with alternative qualifications and experience.

Master's degrees are studied at specialized graduation, or 'grad' schools in the US, unlike in Europe where they are usually studied at universities alongside bachelor's degrees. In the US, master's degrees are usually a professional requirement for a career in business, engineering or in the health sciences.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees in the US are often higher than in Europe. The average tuition fee for an international student for master's degrees is around $20,000 a year at public universities, and $28,000 to $40,000 a year at private universities.

There are also plenty of scholarships available to international students; these include merit-based scholarships for students that are outstanding academically. Scholarships typically have a very early application deadline so competition is very high; therefore it is essential to apply in plenty of time.

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The application process

Applying for a master's degree or 'graduate' degree in the US involves applying to the grad school directly. It is a matter of checking the grad school's website for the application procedure or contacting the grad school directly.

Before leaving to study in the US to study, a non-immigrant visa is required. The F-1 visa is the most common visa for students; it entitles the holder to study at any accredited university or grad school in the US.

Applying for a student visa is fairly straightforward. An application form can be downloaded from the US embassy website. An acceptance letter, proof of academic qualifications and financial standing are also required. It may also be necessary to attend an interview at a nearby US embassy. Proof of having study-abroad travel and health insurance is another requirement.

Language requirements

If English is not for your first language, most grad schools require that you complete a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test to prove your English proficiency. Find an English language program in the UK here.