Graduate studies require International Students to obtain an initial degree and, sometimes, several years of professional work before being admitted. The most common Master Degrees offered in North America are: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MEd), and Master of Fine Arts (MFA).
Admission into graduate programs depends upon a student’s undergraduate academic performance or professional work experience. In addition to it, institutions may require student’s scores on standardized entrance exams, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE-graduate schools in general), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
Many graduate and law schools do not require experience after earning a bachelor’s degree to be admitted into their programs; however, business school candidates are usually required and advised to gain a few years of professional work experience before entering the programs.