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Yes, it’s possible to complete a master’s program within the span of only 1 year. Typically, U.S. universities require students to complete 30 to 36 credit hours to get a master’s degree.READ MORE
Admissions to one of the world’s top MS programs such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, or Yale you need to prepare and submit an application. The application consists of various components listed below (in no particular order):
Top school gives a great emphasis on the GRE score, yet each of them accepts candidates with varying GRE scores. Every year schools like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT accept students with a GRE score of 310 while rejecting students with a GRE score of 330 and above.
The value of your GRE score depends on the difference between your score and the average GRE score for the school. For example: If your GRE score is 280 or 335 when the average GMAT score of the students admitted to the school you are applying is 320, then the relative weight of your GRE Score will be higher.
Your resume generally gets only 60 seconds of the adcom’s time. So, why bother perfecting it? Because it is the first impression of you as an employee, and if you can get the best jobs after the MS.
Top MS schools usually require 2-3 recommendations. Why are they important? A recommendation provides external validation for all the great stuff you said about yourself in your essays. It helps a school understand your qualities for teamwork, leadership, communication skills etc. Recommenders don’t have the space constraints, so they can talk about all the great work you did which didn’t fit into your essays. There is value in having that second or third perspective, more if the recommender provides information on their background that shows they know the MS world or even better the school that the letter is going to.
Probably the most important part of the admission process to a top MS program. Through these essays, the school wants to understand Why an MS? Why our school? What makes you a leader, a mentor, or an excellent team player? The admissions committee is not looking for fabricated incidents where you showcase yourself as a great leader, but real-life incidents where you displayed an inclination to make a difference. They don’t want ‘perfect’ stories, but they desire to know you.
What matters most to the admissions team is your relative ranking in the class (top 25% of the class, top 40% of the class etc.). Next important is the school you attended. Well-known leading schools/universities are given more importance.
If your undergrad records give impression that you may be weak in some subject (math, science, history etc.), you can take an extra course in the subject to show that you are willing to learn the same.
Most schools decide to interview you after an initial screening of the applicants through the other parts of the application. This is important as it informs the school about how “motivated,” “driven,” “passionate,” and “ambitious” are you as a candidate?
The TOEFL is an English-language test which is usually required of candidates whose mother tongue is not English and did not attend an undergraduate program conducted in English. Most universities will request a certain minimum score. As long as you reach this minimum, the actual score usually carries little weight.