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Tips for getting into a top - rated college for Masters degree program?

I am interested in applying for schools on the east and west coast for my masters degree (MFT). Does anyone have tips on how to be successful in the application process? #college-admissions #college-advice #college-major #graduate-school #college #graduate

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Elena’s Answer

My recommendation is to think about these questions below before you get going to apply for any master's degree program. Best wishes to you, and education can always help you to learn and grow.

1. What field are you interested in specifically?
2. Where are you currently at in your career? (entry level, mid-level career)
3. Is a Master's Degree required for an entry level job?
4. Do you love doing research or are you interested in academia?
5. Can you find a company that will fund your degree while you work there full or part time so you can minimize debt and build wealth as well as your career?
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Suvitha’s Answer

Hi Teriyana,
Starting with research about the top-rated colleges followed by listing out the requirements for each college will help. Though most of the colleges have similar acceptance criteria, they do differ in the weightage given to each criteria. For example: Some colleges might give more importance to essays, extra-curricular, pre-requisites fulfillment while others to the undergrad scores, GPA, GRE etc
Once you have short-listed the colleges, it will be easy to prepare and apply for them. Do give enough thought and importance to the department/major you are interested in as not all departments in a college are same. Lastly, looking at the expenses, scholarships, assistantships (if that is important to you) available before applying is also something to keep in mind. All the best!
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Karen’s Answer

Hi Teriyana,
Do you have a particular master's program/field in mind? You may want to research master's programs that align with your current degree or interests. For example, my undergraduate degree was in health sciences and I chose to get my master's degree in Public Health. Some master's programs will have particular requirements. Some master's programs will require that you take the GRE test for admission. The GRE exam tests things like writing and reasoning. You can prepare using GRE prep books or courses. Good luck!
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Kevin’s Answer

Have an idea of what the minimum threshold for a good test score is and focus on that first. Many graduates take the test multiple times so don't get discouraged if your first attempt does go ideally.

Look into getting relevant work experience if possible. This importance can vary based on the type of masters you're looking into.

Research as many schools that you may be interested in, and prepare to tailor your essays to their prompts. A great way to do this is to talk to current students as they will have the most relevant insight on what admissions are looking for.
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