The United States offers international students a great variety of study options. The US education system requires students to complete 12-year primary and high school program before they enter universities.
1. Primary school:
Pupils start elementary level since they are 06 years old. The elementary level consists of 05 years from grade 1 to grade 5.
2. Secondary school:
After finishing grade 5 of elementary level, students will enter secondary school. The secondary level includes 7 years from grade 6 to grade 12. The stage from Grade 9 to grade 12 is called high school level. After finishing grade 12 of high school, students will be granted a High School Diploma.
3. University education:
Students who complete high school may continue to attend undergraduate programs. For undergraduate programs, students have 02 options:
Junior or Community college:
Students will study at 2-year Colleges and after finishing their studies, they will be granted an Associate degree. Then, they can transfer to study at 4-year Colleges/Universites in 02 years to get a Bachelor's degree.
4-year College/University (senior college or University): upon completion, students will be granted a Bachelor's degree.
4. Post-graduate program:
Students who have received a Bachelor's degree are able to study for a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Master's degree (MA): Commonly, students will study in 02 years.
Doctorate degree – PhD:This is a program for students who want to enhance their knowledge in specialized fields. The program lasts from 02 - 06 years. However, students are required to have a Master degree before they study for a Doctorate degree.
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