Master's in the United States of America

Masters in the United States of America

Considering the US as your study destination?


The United States of America is one of the most influential and powerful nations in the world; a behemoth that contributes one quarter of the entire planet’s GDP and holds enormous political, economic and cultural sway over the rest of the world. It is a vast and varied country whose leading educational institutions dominate global university rankings year-on-year. Somewhere in the region of one million international students come to the United States every year, throwing themselves into the hustle and bustle of New York City, the picturebook landscapes of Los Angeles and the famous college campuses of Harvard, Stanford & Yale.

A long list of entrepreneurs, leaders and influential global figures have emerged from the doors of American universities like these over the years, subsequently helping to make the US economy what it is today: dominant globally, highly-diversified and with boundless job-creation potential. Graduates from the USA’s top schools will enter a job market that offers opportunities in the likes of pharma, manufacturing and tech as well as an infrastructure that allows entrepreneurs to build and scale up successful businesses. There are not many more appealing places to study for your master’s than in the USA.

Fun facts

  • Although English is widely-spoken and considered the de facto language in America, the country does not actually have an ‘official’ language.
  • Around 430 languages are spoken in the United States..
  • Alaska, the biggest state in the United States in terms of land size, is around five times bigger than Germany and seven times bigger than the UK.
  • New York used to be known as New Amsterdam on account of being conquered by the Dutch in the 17th century.
  • Walmart is the largest global employer based in the US – and by some distance. They employ 2.3m people, with the next closest being Amazon on 800,000.

Graduate Schools in the USA

Top Master Programs in the USA

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Plan to study abroad in the USA?

This is what you need to know if you plan to study in the USA

How much will it cost to study and live in the United States

As you might expect from a country the size of the USA, the cost of studying and living can vary dramatically from city-to-city. You might struggle to find a school with tuition fees that are below $20,000 a year, and at the top schools the fees can exceed $100,000.

In terms of rent, the average in cities such as New York and Chicago is around $3,000, but that will likely be significantly cheaper in other parts of the country.

Do I need to get a visa to study in the US?

Generally a student visa is required for all foreign nationals to study in the USA. Full details can be found in the U.S. Department of State website.

How reputable are the United States’ universities?

American universities dominate the global rankings every year, with the likes of MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Columbia regularly appearing towards the top.


What is the job market like for graduates here?

With a low unemployment rate and the largest global economy, highly-qualified master’s graduates should have a wealth of opportunities available to them if they choose to pursue a role in the United States after graduating.

Are there are a lot of graduate students in the US?

The USA houses the highest number of international students of any country in the world: about 1 million. Almost half come from China and India.