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COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT AMERICAN GRAD SCHOOLS

06 May 2022 - 06:29 AM

Often, international students entering American universities face many challenges. From finding a classroom to finding the best coursework help service. Let's look at some of them:

What kinds of graduate programs are available in the US?
American grad schools offer thesis- and non-thesis-based master's degrees, doctoral degrees, graduate diplomas, and graduate certificates in virtually all areas of study. Graduate certificates are generally designed for working professionals to develop their skills and knowledge in a particular area of specialization (for example, a law school might offer a graduate certificate in conflict resolution).

Can international students take some graduate courses in the US without enrolling in a program?
Yes. Students who take graduate-level courses without enrolling in a degree program are known as unclassified students.

How do I apply to grad school in the US?
Many grad schools in the US allow you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you can request an information package or paper application from the program you are interested in. Applicants who demonstrate the ability to succeed in a graduate program but do not meet the published minimum academic requirements due to exceptional circumstances may qualify for special admission. Read more in our Applying to Grad Schools section.

When will I know the results of my application?
It generally takes a minimum of one month from the application deadline before any offers of admission are sent out.

What if I am offered admission and I need to delay starting my program?
Grad schools in the US may allow international students to defer their acceptance for up to a year. Contact the graduate studies office of the college you have applied to since cases are usually assessed on an individual basis.

How much does it cost for international students to study at grad school in the US?
It depends greatly on the school and the state. Colleges in the US have a wide range of international student tuition fees.

Is financial aid available for international students at grad schools in the US?
Yes, from a variety of sources. See our section on international student scholarships for grad schools in the US for more.

Are international graduate students eligible for teaching assistantships in the US?
International grad students may be able to work as TAs, depending on their school. If so, their school should be able to provide them with the forms necessary.

Can I work while I'm at grad school in the US?
Student visas allow students to hold a limited amount of work off-campus after the first year of study in the US.

How long will it take to complete my graduate study in the US?
It depends on the type of graduate program you are taking and whether you plan to study full-time or part-time. Master's degrees typically take between 1 and 2 years of full-time study, while doctoral degrees take between 4 and 7 years. Length varies according to the program and whether it is a thesis-based or course-based degree. Some degrees (like the MBA) may be available in accelerated programs.

Can I apply to a doctoral program in the US if I don't have a master's degree?
It depends on the college and the program. Some grad schools allow exceptional students to apply directly to certain doctoral programs with only a bachelor's degree. Check with the individual institution.

I hope these answers can guide you and cope with the difficulties.

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Common questions about American Universities