Graduate School Admission Strategy for American Schools
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How to get admission into top Phd or Masters programs in USA Universities
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Last updated 8/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • After you have completed this course, you will be able to know about all the aspects that you need to know in order to achieve admission into your desired PhD. program.
  • This tutorial will answer all your questions, like:
  • How to start your preparation for your Graduate School(Masters or PhD) Programs
  • How to utilize your undergraduate years to get a kick-start for your PhD admission?
  • How to perfect a Graduate School (Masters or PhD) application?
  • How to prove your research abilities required for PhD admission?
  • How to stand out from the pool of thousands of applicants through your application and reference letter?
  • How to prepare your letter of recommendation, writing a personal statement, etc.?
  • Learn much more about the MS/PhD admission process.
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  • Before taking the course, the students need to get an idea about - What does the course cover?
  • The course is presented in more than 75 minutes of video, divided into 14 segments
  • Tells you about the effective ways of preparing for doctoral programs and helps you find an answer to the question - how to get a phd
  • Gives step-by-step guidance on - How to apply for doctoral programs and get a doctoral degree?
  • How do American universities decide whom to admit?
  • Ways of writing a personal statement, by abiding to the personal statement format?

This course has been designed by the experts of Collmission who are alumni of top Graduate schools like University of California, and it provides a complete overview of the most ideal approach to get into the top Graduate Schools in USA. Authored by the experts of Collmission, that got years of experience in helping students crack the Graduate School admission process - The course, allows you to learn everything that you have to know in order to get into a top PhD or Masters program. It includes the answers to your questions, like-

  1. What are the requirements for  Graduate School Program?
  2. How can I apply to PhD or Masters program in USA?
  3. What credentials do I need for a Graduate School Program?
  4. How can I prove myself within thousands of other qualified Graduate School Applicants?
  5. And every little secret you need to know to for admission success into a world class Graduate School program
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for individuals who are interested for Graduate School Programs in USA This course is designed for individuals who are interested for Graduate School Programs in USA. Students who have already completed their undergraduate or in the final year of their undergraduate program should consider taking the course, because this course helps you understand the importance of personal statements in a graduate school, and effectively write according to the personal statement format as well as present a strong reference letter.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Introduction to Graduate School Admission Process
14 Lectures 01:22:41

This is the introductory module of our video “Graduate School Admission Strategy for American Schools” where your will get a brief overview on the objective of the course, the target audience, , the content that the course covers. You will also get to know about the instructor, who has ample experience in the PhD admission process, and will be your guide till the end of our course and help you get into a masters degree program.

Preview 06:15

Interested for PhD admission 2016? In this module, we discuss about how a candidate should take the first steps towards starting his/her preparation for the complex PhD admission process. It is rightly said that, the earlier you start your preparation, the more confident you become as you proceed through the process. So, we will unveil the secrets to getting a kick-start for your PhD. during your undergraduate years that will help you find a PhD program of your choice. Further, we will discuss about how a candidate seeking for a doctorate degree should approach the teachers for help.

Preview 04:31

Students often ask - How long does it take to get a doctoral degree? But before that, one needs to get an admission, and in order to understand the daunting PhD admission process, one needs to understand what the graduate schools search in a candidate, before granting him/her an admission. The graduate schools have their own standards and they demand their prospective candidates to carry similar standards. This module of the video speaks volumes about the aspects that the candidate needs to follow, in order to prove himself/herself as a perfect match for the college.

What Do the Graduate Schools Expect from Their Prospective Students?

Getting a doctorate degree is all about proving your research, and the American education system is very much serious about its PhD students. Thus, before any college accepts you into their PhD program, they are going to make sure that you are really good at research and then decide on your PhD admission or PhD scholarships. This module of the video will make you familiar with some really important steps that can help you prove that you can handle research really well. Further, the video will explain how you can use your undergraduate thesis to your advantage, while applying for the graduate school.

How to Prove You Can Handle Research?

One of the common questions asked by most students - how to get a PhD degree? In this module of the video, we are going to discuss about the mandatory steps involved in applying for the PhD admission. To successfully make it through the process, one needs to be very careful with all the required criteria, like- transcripts, documents and the specific deadlines within which you need to submit them. Further, you will be required to arrange the other components of your application, like- personal statements, reference letter, and research about various aspects of the college and the program.

Doctoral Programmes- Getting Ready to Apply

The standardized test scores are one of the major components of the application, and your scores will determine whether or not you are eligible to apply for admission into a particular Ph.D. program. This module of the video will focus on how you should select a particular test and how you should prepare and appear for the test. In this module, we will explore about the importance of the standardized test scores along with the criteria for getting PhD admission.

3 Key Points

Getting a masters degree is not easy, and getting an admission is even tougher. A major part of the admission decision is influenced by the quality of a candidate’s application. It is important for the candidate to put equal effort in all the components of the graduate school application. In this module of the course, we are going to learn about various components of the application and the importance of each component in determining the PhD admission.

Application Requirements of Graduate Schools

The PhD admission process is a mystery for most of the students and experts. No one can be completely sure about the criteria that the college follows, in order to consider students eligible for the doctorate degree. In this module of our course, we are going to discuss about the question- How do the doctoral programs determine your admission. We are going to shed some light over some common criteria used by the colleges for choosing the most deserving candidates.

How Do the Doctoral Programs Determine Your Admission?

When getting admission into doctoral programs is considered, then the United States of America should be in the top of agenda. The research and development facilities offered is unparalleled, hence it becomes important to understand- How American universities decide whom to admit? On what parameter do they evaluate a candidate’s profile? What role do the letter of recommendation and personal statements play during the admission process? What is the importance of the standardized tests and your proficiency in English? And much more.

How do American universities decide whom to admit?

Accredited doctoral programs require at least one or more letter of recommendations from the guide, or the professor of a candidate, who can judge the student’s ability to conduct research. Your reference letter is taken seriously by most admission authorities before deciding on your admission. This video will discuss the ways of writing a character reference letter by shedding some light on your professional attributes and potential as well. The video will discuss the reference letter format, and provide valuable tips on how to approach your recommender.

Your Letter of Recommendation

Students should not worry about - how long does it take to get a doctoral degree. Rather, the focus should be on getting an admission into a top PhD program. When applying for doctoral programs, a written personal statement of few pages is required from the applicants. Students who enrolled in masters degree programs are future professors. So, it becomes important to state their genuine interest to pursue a program, through their personal statement. In this video, we will talk about – How the personal statement can help you get a PhD admission.

Personal Statements Can Help You Get Admitted

Writing a personal statement needs an in-depth brainstorming. In other words, you need to think minutely on each and every aspect, before writing a personal statement. You should also be acquainted with the personal statement format. In this module, we will shed some light on all the important factors that help you craft a successful personal statement.

Tips to Follow While Writing a Personal Statement for Doctoral Programs

A personal statement is the backbone of your application and can go a long way in determining your chances of admission. However, many students get rejected every year, due to their poor personal statement, lack of knowledge of the personal statement format and poor presentation of ideas. In this segment, we will talk about the effective ways of writing a personal statement, by maintaining a proper structure, from introduction to conclusion.

Writing a Personal Statement

In the last segment of our video, we will provide you will important tips that you need to follow, while composing a personal statement, and what you need to avoid, while writing a personal statement. The informative lecture will talk about the key rules for writing a personal statement.

Personal Statement – Important Tips
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I have been working in the field of data science from the past 10 years after pursuing my engineering. I founded collmission in the year 2015 as  a motto for providing best services in the e-learning domain and educating the people.

If your career is a question, Collmission is the answer. With its roots in US,It is a union of a proven American education consultancy and a highly rated, job oriented e-learning services provider. We provide extensive application planning, academic and program guidance for students worldwide who wish to pursue education in the Top 50 US colleges in Engineering, Management and PhD.

Our team comprises of US based and South Asian education experts who have guided thousands of students to breach the admission committee firewalls of Top US universities. The company also provides an exciting platform, specially for the NON-IT background professionals, who wish to upgrade their skills particularly in the field of Python, Scala & Machine Learning in order to beat the competition in this technology war.