Graduate Education

More than 1,700 universities and other institutions offer graduate degree programs in the United States. EducationUSA’s 5 steps to U.S. Study guides international students through the steps to prepare for, select between, and apply for admission to U.S. colleges and universities, including graduate programs. Addition information specific to graduate programs is available in the If You Want to Study in the United States available in PDF format for free download.

The Graduate Record Examination is often required by graduate schools in fields other than professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, or law. The GRE is offered in Dubai. For registration and more information, visit the ETS website.

The Graduate Management Admission Test is usually required for applicants to business or management programs. The GMAT is a computer based exam and is offered in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Visit the website for registration information.

The Law School Admission Test is required of applicants to professional law programs and some postgraduate law programs in American law schools. This test is offered four times a year and is offered in the UAE. Visit the Law School Admission Council website for more information.

The Medicine College Admission Test is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences. Almost all U.S. medical schools and many Canadian schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. Many schools do not accept MCAT exam scores that are more than three years old. Portions of the MCAT may only be taken in the United States, consult the Association of American Medical Colleges website for more information.

In addition to the information we make available on finding the right school, a quick Google search will also give you a variety of private resources to help you find the right program for your interests and provide more information on admissions procedures and guidelines. Good luck!