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Master´s

DIFFERENTIATE FROM THE REST WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE

General overview

Our Master’s Program is for those who have completed or are close to completing a Bachelor’s Degree and wish to specialize and take their professionalism to the next level. If you are seeking for a way to stand out in an ever-more competitive working world, this is the program for you.

With the help of Epro 360, you can find the best Universities, great cost of attendance, and a wide variety of Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships to help reduce your total expenses. Furthermore, our team of experts will find the best programs to maximize your field of interest, the perfect program that meets your needs and top-notch technological services and professors

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Requirements

Each university has its own admission requirements but you can find the essential listing of requirements below based on the work we have done with hundreds of students throughout the years.

Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts

These are essential for the universities to consider accepting you into a Master’s program. If you have not finished your degree yet, that is OK and you can already begin the process and even receive “Conditional Acceptance.”. If you want to enter a STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), we advise higher grades and strong Academic backgrounds.

English Exam

All universities require you to present some kind of English credentials. These are typically those of the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Most Universities accept students starting at a 61 grade point for the TOEFL ibt or 6.5 for the IELTS Exam. If you have taken many credits at a bilingual or entirely English education system, you may be eligible to waive this requirement.

Additional admission exams

While not mandatory in all cases, we recommend you to take the GMAT or GRE. Additionally, if you wish to enroll in a Master's of Art, you may be required to present a Portfolio of past work, or an Audition for musicians, actors or dancers.

Ability to grow, prosper and learn

Classes in the United States on a Master’s level are usually quite personal and your connection with professors and peers is essential for your own growth. You must be willing to communicate openly, participate in class dialogues and projects on a team-level. Learning methodologies vary from institution to institution and you must be willing to embrace the approach provided by professors and teaching staff.

A Comprehensive Budget

Studying at this level requires a financial investment in yourself. We will help you receive the best options and scholarships to reduce costs as much as possible, but we like to remind our students they need to be willing to cover an important part of the total cost of attendance. For some institutions, too, you may be considered for a Graduate Assistantship in order to reduce the total cost but you must be willing to help and work for your Department or University in different tasks and events.

Letters of Purpose

You will most likely be required to submit a letter of purpose where you explain the motives behind choosing your final institution. Universities like to see the real motives behind attending their center above any other. It is a great opportunity for the student to introduce themselves as well. These letters are usually intended for the Director of the program to select the most qualified and interested students, so do not take this opportunity lightly!

Letters of Recommendation

Universities will most likely require some form of past experiences or examples of your persona as a student or member of your community. This can either be a letter of recommendation from past teachers, community leaders or bosses. In other cases, it could be an updated CV where you highlight not only your studies but also your main accomplishments as an employee if you have job experience.

Scholarships and Top Universities

We are unique in that our team of researchers do not limit the scope of our search to any list of universities. At the beginning of our process, we keep the doors open for the more than 5.000 universities in the country.  Based on this, we can guarantee that you will obtain the best education possible in the best university available at the lowest price also possible (thanks to finding scholarships and graduate assistantships).  Click below to learn more about academic scholarships and top universities.

Academic Scholarships

Although there are fewer scholarship opportunities for Master’s students, we strive on helping you find universities that still offer them and reduce your total cost of attendance by any means possible. One alternative are Graduate Assistantships, which are jobs with your university and department that help you save money and gain experience.

Top Universities

If you would like to attend any of the top 200 Universities in the U.S. we could help you too. Admission in these top universities can be very challenging so you need to demonstrate a high level of accomplishment in and outside of the classroom. Scholarships offered by these top universities are very limited, but if you are dreaming big, Epro 360 can help you!

Universities

As a Graduate student, you will be required to choose a housing option after we find the perfect university for you. This can be on campus with a meal plan, meaning everything you will need is on campus, or you can find your own apartment and prepare your own meals at home, becoming more independent. Whatever be the case, we guide you with all your options and present any available location to you, so your decision is as informed as possible.

Degrees

Traditionally speaking, graduate programs tend to have a duration of 2 or even 2.5 years. They were generally guided towards students that have already achieved several years’ experience in their field and want to specialize in something unique to their job position.

However, this is changing and we have seen an increase in ‘accelerated’ programs of one year to meet the ever-changing economic and technological world. However, this is still somewhat exceptional and even rare in some programs. Added to the exotic nature of these programs, you must account for an added cost, as they concentrate 2 years of formation and classes in a one year schedule.

For these and many other reasons, we usually recommend our students to be flexible and analyze both options, one year and two year programs, to see the benefits each one brings to the table and make a final decision based on this. In many cases, students finally see the value of attending a program for 2 years, building a reliable network, and utilizing the fantastic devices and instruments available to them at the university campus.

Would you like to learn more about the different master’s degrees you can complete in the U.S., their duration, career opportunities, salaries, etc.?

Resources by Country

The process to study an undergraduate degree in the U.S. is very similar regardless of your nationality. However, there are certain aspects that will be different depending on your nationality. Examples of these are the types of funding available to you from third party organizations, lending opportunities offered by financial institutions, how to validate and recognize your studies in the U.S. when you go back, etc. We recommend you to spend some time reviewing the specific content that pertains to your country and reach out to the Epro 360 team member that is also from that country if you have any questions.

How it works

Let us show you in a very simple way how we can help you achieve your dream to study your master’s in the U.S.

Pricing

There are different things to keep in mind when thinking about the pricing to study your master’s in the U.S. First, you have the cost of attending the university, then the cost of the Epro 360 services, and lastly, additional costs such as health insurance or personal expenses.

Financial Tools

We understand studying your master’s degree in the U.S. can a big, daunting, and difficult decision. While we may be able to speak wonders of the benefits of studying in the U.S., we cannot deny this will come at a financial cost and you must be prepared to assume this amount. In order to understand better what exactly this cost might look like, we have developed several tools to help students assess themselves and see their realistic options.  Reach out to your Epro 360 Advisor to use these financial tools and help you make a more informed decision.

Cost of University Attendance Calculator

This tool can help you find out what the cost of studying a master’s degree in the U.S. is based on different criteria such as your academic background, the region where you would like to study, and the area of studies among others.

ROI (Return on Investment) Calculator

Although knowing your costs is productive, it is not always the best indicator of a successful experience as it does not account for the economic benefit of achieving a Masters in the U.S. Therefore, we have also developed a tool named ROI (Return On Investment) which helps visualize your personal benefit of investing in yourself and your academic progression. It creates a very realistic representation of the long-term economic benefits of studying your Masters in the U.S.

Epro 360 vs myself Calculator

Finally, we are sometimes asked what are the benefits of having Epro 360 work for you, versus doing the entire process on your own. This, ultimately, is a valid question as you can certainly do the process on your own. Epro 360 has many years of experience helping hundreds of students from different countries so it has created a framework and a working method to streamline the process and reduce the risk of making mistakes. This calculator provides you with a nice comparison in terms of financial cost and time between doing the process yourself vs using Epro 360.

Services

Our services can be divided into three specific packages, each offering more coverage than the first. Please click below in “Download a PDF” to see the different services that each package offers. Transparency is a key concept we believe in, and we apply it to understanding costs as well. We want you to be familiar with any given service contained in each of our packages, so do not hesitate to contact your Epro 360 advisor with any questions or comments.

FAQS

Do you still have questions? Review this section for the most frequently asked questions

Can I obtain a Scholarship with a Master's Program?

The short answer is yes, there are many scholarships specifically for international students as yourself, to help reduce the cost of attendance. However, these are usually not of a great value economically speaking. So, in the hopes of reducing costs further, we contact Universities that have good Graduate Assistantship (GA) programs to ensure you receive one. These GA positions act as a job with your Department, and they help with Tuition costs, cover extra costs like Health Insurance, and even pay a monthly stipend.

What is the GMAT or GRE? Are they the same?

These two exams are especially designed for Masters students, and you may or may not be required to take it. Traditionally speaking, it is more frequent to see this requirement with ‘math’ related studies e.g. business, engineering, data science, some fields of education, etc. However, in fields connected to the Arts, such as History, Philosophy, Music, etc… this exam is not usually required. Please follow this link to read further information connected to this topic.

When working with Epro 360, our group of experts will most likely assess your choice of study, your academic background in order to determine if you will need to take this exam. That way, you have time to prepare for it and get used to its format. If you need assistance with this area, you can always visit our store here, to purchase hours of training for either exam.

Do I have to have my Bachelor's Degree to begin the process?

No, although you may have not finished your degree, we can still begin preparing your Personalized Listing of Universities, using your current GPA and academic records. We can even apply to Universities on your behalf with the condition you will send the official Transcripts when you receive them. It is always imperative to start the process with a good amount of time, in order to allow time for the universities to make their decision, process your visa and prepare for your upcoming trip.

When will I know if I have received any financial aid or GA position?

This is a great question, that we are asked a lot. It is also a difficult question to answer, as each university has their own workflow and policies when disclosing information. In most cases, you will receive your acceptance letter accompanied by the exact price you will pay per year, as well as any additional scholarship information. In some cases, you will need to accept this offer in order to request a GA position. Our team works with you and the department of study to make sure this position is granted in order to make it as affordable as possible for you. In all moments, you will be informed of the likelihood of achieving this position so your decision is as informed as can be.