What Your Degree Means in America
To proceed in the application process your international transcripts or marks sheet must be sent to an evaluation service for a course-by-course evaluation.
A Bachelor's degree in the United States usually refers to four years of post-secondary education and is required to apply for a Graduate Studies program. However, we don't expect our international students to have a Bachelor's degree. You just need to have one that is equivalent, such as:
- Bachelor's degrees based on at least 4 years of study from Japan, Korea, People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Thailand
- Bachelor's degrees representing 4 years of study, such as the B.Eng. or B.Tech. degrees from Bangladesh, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan
- Honours Bachelor's degrees from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and British-Style schools and universities
- Bakalar, Diplom or Diploma, Inzenýr, Licenta, Magister, or Oklevél from East European states
- Bakalavr, Inzenýr, Magister, or Specialista requiring 4 years of study from former Soviet republics
- Diplôme, Maîtrise, or a professional title such as Ingénieur from France/French-style universities
- Diplom or Magister Artium from Germany
- Licenciado or Titulo from Central America, Latin America, Mexico, Portugal, or Spain
In some educational systems, a degree can be received after three years of post-secondary education. Students with this degree can still be eligible to apply for Graduate Studies. The degree must be evaluated by the Office of Graduate Studies admission staff, and it must also be recommended by the Graduate Committee of the program applied to.