MS / Post Grad admissions in the USA
MS admissions process takes considerable time and involves multiple steps, deadlines and choices, including fees, essays, college visits and interviews. Students file separate applications to each university. American graduate schools admit students to a particular department or major, and not to the entire university.
New developments in MS admissions include increased numbers of applications, increased interest by students in foreign countries such as Britain in applying to American universities, increased use of consultants, guidebooks and rankings, and increased use by universities of waitlists.
Methods for funding students’ college educations shifted during the past few decades from families to the students themselves via loans, although many of them are federally subsidized; as a result, many students graduate from college with considerable debt, and future estimated indebtedness is increasingly becoming a matter of concern.