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USA: YOUR MOST PREFERRED DESTINATION – WHY?
- US degrees are globally recognized, your qualification is the most powerful tool for launching your International career
- Flexible and practical education systems – you can set your career goals and seek required knowledge in subjects of your choice
- World renowned Faculty accessible by you as an individual students; small classes
- Technologically most advanced; perhaps the best infrastructure
- The academic institutions are capable to attract International students on their own; they don’t depend on any support or preferential treatment from immigration department
- USA is the hub of Technology and Research; you benefit from first-hand knowledge of cutting edge technologies coupled with excellent research opportunities
- Most institutions are a melting point of world cultures with students from all over the world; you will gain maximum International exposure
- A vast variety of disciplines can cater to the entire spectrum of your interests and aptitudes
Typically, you must complete twelve years of primary and secondary education before entering a Post-secondary Educational Institutions in the US, which are known either as a college or university (but are also often informally referred to as schools).
- Commonly consists of two to four years of study
- You qualify for an Associates Degree on completion of first 2 years
- A Bachelors Degree requires 4 years of education
- You can study in a 2-Year Community College that offers an Associate degree and than go on to complete your Bachelor’s in a 4-year college or University
- The first, second, third and fourth undergraduate years are commonly called ‘Freshman’, ‘Sophomore’, ‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’ years respectively
- Your chosen field of concentration for a Bachelor’s Degree is known as ‘Major’; You can also enrol in another field of study for a ‘Double Majors’ or ‘Minor’
So what is the difference between a 3-year degree acquired from India or any other commonwealth country versus a 4-year degree from US?
As Americans believe that the general education component is equally important and, in fact, prepares graduates for the graduate education and/or work life, they devote two years for general education classes and basic classes in the major, referred to as the lower division. More specialized classes in the major are taken in upper division.
The most common method consists of 4 years of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), a Bachelor of Science (BS), or sometimes another bachelor‘s degree such as Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng). This apart, there is a 5-year Professional Architecture program that offers Bachelor of Architecture Degree (BArch).
In the US, professional degrees such as law, medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry, are not offered at the undergraduate level and are completed as graduate studies after earning a bachelor‘s degree. While these professional fields do not require a specific undergraduate major, medicine, pharmacy and dentistry have set prerequisite courses that must be taken before enrolment. Additionally, students with other majors (i.e. Biology or Chemistry) are also eligible to apply to professional programs if they have met the pre-requisites.
- On completion of 4-Years’ Bachelors’, you qualify for Graduate or Professional Education in US
- Many US institutions now accept a 3-Years’ Bachelor Degree from a recognised Foreign University
- A Masters’ degree from an accredited University will generally qualify you to pursue Doctoral programs in another similarly accredited institution
- Some institutions are more focused on Research and provide opportunities for Post-Doctoral research
In the US, the term graduate education refers to the study after obtaining an initial four-year degree and sometimes after several years of professional work to obtain a master‘s degree, a doctoral degree, or a professional degree. Also, importantly, every student aspiring to study in the US should know that each of these degrees has a variety of formats, depending on the institution awarding the degree and the subject matter pursued.
Common examples of master‘s degrees include a Master of Arts (MA), (which typically refers to work in the social sciences) Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Business Administration (MBA), or other less common master‘s degrees such as Master of Education (MEd), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), or Master of Architecture (MArch).
Some programs, such as medicine, have formal apprenticeship procedures such as residency and/or internship which must be completed after graduation and as a pre-requisite one to being fully trained. Other professional programs like law and business have no formal apprenticeship requirements after graduation. However, law school graduates must take the bar exam in order to legally practice law in nearly all states.
In the US, students with bachelor’s degrees may apply directly into doctoral programs without first earning master’s degrees in some majors. Optionally, in conjunction with the completion of a master‘s degree or after additional years of studies, students can earn a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or other doctoral degree, such as Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Theology (DTh), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD), etc.
With over 4000 post-secondary academic institutions, USA remains an unequivocal leader in the field of Education. These are generally divided on the basis of qualifications they offer, programs they teach and the governance or ownership.
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Public College & Universities
Majority of public universities are operated by states and territories. Each state supports at least one state university and may support many more. Sometimes, local cities and counties also support colleges and universities.
Private Colleges & Universities
Private colleges and universities are those which do not receive their primary support from any government entity. Furthermore, private institutions can be divided into non-profit and for-profit institutions. For-profit institutions tend to be more focused on careers and technical education.
In India, you have seen several Colleges managed by different ‘Trusts’ or ‘Education Societies’, all affiliated to a common University; while these institutions provide education, the Degree is given by the University. In the USA, the institutions are accredited by various accreditation bodies of their choice and based on such accreditation they award degrees themselves. There are “Colleges” who have opted not to be a “University”; yet, their Masters’ and Doctoral degrees are highly respected.
Similarly, the common nouns like “State”, “National”, “American” or any of the 50 states DO NOT indicate that they are necessarily Government institutions. With the exception of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine institutions, USA does not have a “National” University. This is not to say that these institutions are frauds; in fact, some of these Universities are highly reputed places of learning and research.
For example, National University of San Diego, California, is a private university, Murray State University is a public university; the University of Pennsylvania, by contrast, is a private institution.