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Master's Degrees

Graduate Degree Programs In The USA

A US Master's degree is a graduate level qualification that takes approximately 2 years1 to complete. It provides the opportunity to study a subject in more depth and gain a prestigious qualification from a US university. Master's degrees are less expensive than bachelor's degrees, as they can be completed in half the time. International students can remain in the USA to work for up to 3 years after graduation, which provides a great opportunity to strengthen your CV and pay for your studies!

Why Study This Course?

  • Earn a prestigious Master's degree from a US university, recognized and valued by employers all over the world.
  • Work for up to 3 years in the USA on successful completion of a Master's degree. A perfect opportunity to gain valuable professional experience while earning money to pay back your student loan!
  • Start dates throughout the year.
  • Admission options available for international students who do not have the academic or English qualifications required for direct entry.

Entry Requirements

For most universities, international students have to meet the same academic entry requirements as US students and demonstrate a high proficiency in English. The GRE test (GMAT for MBA programs) is also widely required for graduate entry. Students who do not meet the standard entry requirements may still be able to qualify by taking a Pre-Master's or Academic English program first.

Academic A 4-year US Bachelor's Degree (GPA 3.0) or international equivalent*
GRE/GMAT GRE (320) or GMAT (600 - 750) for MBA programs
English IELTS 6.0 - 6.5 (6.0 in all skills) / TOEFL iBT 88 - 90 (minimum 20 in all skills)

* For non-US degrees, you may be required to have your transcrips evaluated by a recognised credentials evaluation service, such as WES.

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1 Students typically earn 9-12 academic credits per semester and require 30-50 credits to graduate with a master's degree from a university in the US. There are two semesters per academic year, so the average time to complete a master's degree is about 2 years.

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