Many international students study pharmacy in the US. It is a popular degree, but it is also a program with high admission standards. Pharmacy programs require international students to take the GRE and to do well in the GRE. The subjects covered in a pharmacy program include some of the following:
Pharmaceutics; Pathophysiology; physiology; biochemistry;microbiology,chemistry, public health, dietetics, molecular biology; bio statistics pharmacy ethics; health care; immunology and other related areas.
if you have a background in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, medicinal chemistry, and related disciplines, you can apply to the Pharmacy program.
Uma Gupta is the CEO and Founder of planetgpa.com, an international student recruitment company.
The PhD is a terminal degree. This means it is the highest degree that one can earn in a given field. Phd degrees from the US are highly sought after by international students all over the world. US institutions are therefore very selective in their selection process.
The path to a PhD is usually Bachelors-Masters-PhD. Some universities will allow you to combine a Masters and PhD. In other words, you will be admitted into a Master's program and into a doctoral program.This is not that common, but such programs are available.
PhD is not for the faint-hearted. It takes 4 to 5 years simultaneously to earn a PhD. It is hard work. It requires a love and passion for research. It requires dedicating ones life to the pursuit of knowledge in a given field. If this is you, then step forward. The US offers PhD in every imaginable discipline and embraces students from all over the world who love learning!
Dr. Uma Gupta is the CEO of PlanetGPA (www.planetgpa.com) that helps international students interested in study abroad.
Biomedical engineering is a rapidly growing field in the US and international students are interested in this program. It is an interdisciplinary field that overlaps engineering and medicine. It includes theory in traditional engineering along with topics in biology including instrumentation, biosensors, biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical imaging. This is a tough program and getting admission requires a decent GRE score, a good GPA, and a good TOEFL or IELTS score. Most universities that offer this program require the GRE.
While different universities have different criteria, most good universities will require calculus including differential equations, physics, circuits, a computer programming course (C++) and biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry. Here is another good article about Biomedical Engineering Schools
January 2011 seems far, far away if you are planning to study in the US. Seven months does seem like a long time but it is NOT if you are planning to apply to US universities for Spring! You must start right away in order to be successful in gaining admission. Take the following steps:
- Prepare for GRE, GMAT,TOEFL, or IELTS – depending on what test you plan or need to take.
- Register for the test right away! Deadlines are good. It will help you to focus and study. Also, if for some reason you don't do well, you will have an opportunity to retake the test.
- Don't wing it or go unprepared to take the test. These are tough tests and you must study for it. Scores matter!
- Short list your universities. What is a good US university? Read my previous postings.
- Visit the websites of your favorite universities and learn about them.
- Review all documents you will need to apply to a US university.
- Think about finances and what you can afford.
Students that start early have a greater chance of getting admission to a good US university!
"Since 2001/02, India has been the leading place of origin of international students in the United States. The more than 103,000 students from India at U.S. colleges and universities in 2008/09 represented slightly more than 15% of the total international student population in the United States. The number of students from the United States going to India to study abroad also increased rapidly in recent years, although from a much lower base. More than 3,000 students from U.S. colleges and universities received credit for study abroad in India, an increase of almost 20 percent over the previous year.
Since 1950, more than 5,000 Indian students and scholars have come to the U.S. and more than 3,100 American teachers, scholars, and students have gone to India since 1950 through the Fulbright program. The U.S. and Indian Governments recently signed a historic new Fulbright agreement, effectively doubling the number of Fulbright-Nehru grants for American and Indian students and scholars."
International India: A Turning Point in Educational Exchange with the U.S. is available for purchase at: www.iiebooks.org.
Dr.Uma G. Gupta is the President of USAsiaEdu.com, a global company in college counseling.