Pre-Master’s Program (PMP)

PMP Advantages  | Admission |  Testimonies


Pre-Master’s Program (PMP) prepares international students interested in enrolling in master’s programs at colleges and universities in the United States through rigorous coursework. This program is designed to help students meet academic, linguistic, and cultural goals and succeed in their graduate studies.

PMP curriculum includes:

  • Accredited Intensive Academic English (AEP Core) study in areas of critical reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • In-depth focus on research methodologies and research writing
  • Time-management and other life and academic skills
  • Exposure to the culture of American higher education
  • One or two courses will be offered by our partner universities. These courses are taught by the partner universities faculty

 PMP Majors

Currently we have three tracks for PMP studies.

Business track:

  • MS in Business Analytics
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Finance
  • MS in Management

Engineering track:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Telecommunications and Network Engineering
  • MS in Computer Engineering
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Cybersecurity Engineering
  • MS in Software Engineering
  • MS in Datacenter Systems Engineering

For Engineering track students, scholarships and RA/TA opportunities are available

Education Track:

  • MS in Early Childhood Education
  • MS in Global Education

PMP Advantages

International students may face many challenges when they first arrive in the U.S. Some of the challenges are mindset change, adapting to American academia’s focus on critical thinking, and demanding research methodologies/research writing.

PMP offers the best solution for smoothly transitioning into an academic program by providing a series of carefully designed courses to help students understand American culture, improve their English abilities, and prepare them academically for graduate studies in the U.S.

PMP is the ideal choice for international students as it opens new doors to enter top-ranking American Universities. Completing the PMP gives students a deeper understanding of American universities’ academic standards and an opportunity to prove their academic ability. PMP graduates have reported feeling much better prepared for the overall graduate school experience.

For Engineering track PMP students, our partner universities offer scholarships to academically gifted students, straight-A students. Additionally, there are graduate assistant positions available. Position responsibilities include the following: working in an engineering lab, calibrating lab equipment, assisting professors to collect and analyze research data, assisting professors in classroom teaching, tutoring undergraduate students, etc.

Since 2012, there have been 800+ PMP participants all of who gained admission to the prestigious master’s program at various top 60 US universities.

All PMP students will have partner university student ID and conditional admission letters.

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Admission

Core Admission Requirements

For Business track

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • TOEFL score of no less than 80
  • GRE/GMAT scores if available (not required)
  • Interview with GEI staff

For Engineering track

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • TOEFL score of no less than 70
  • GRE/GMAT scores if available (not required)
  • Interview with GEI staff

For Education track

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • TOEFL score of no less than 80
  • GRE/GMAT scores if available (not required)
  • Interview with GEI staff

Application Materials

  • Resume
  • University transcript
  • One recommendation letter
  • Written personal statement
  • Copy of passport photo page

Admission Deadline

 

Fall 1 2022

Fall 2 2022 Winter 2023
Admission Deadline Rolling Rolling Rolling
Start Date Aug. 4 Oct. 13 Jan.12

To apply, please email to admissions@usgei.org

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Testimonies

Student Name: Ye

Compared to China, teachers in the U.S. pay much more attention to interacting with the students. Students are also more active here than in China. I think my English have been improved after I came here. I hope to make more friends with American students and improve my English speaking skill.

Student Name: Bai

I realized that living and studying in the U.S. was not as hard as I thought it would be. The teachers and staff of GEI also helped me a lot. This makes me believe that joining the PMP program was the right choice.

Student Name:  Pang

Life in the U.S. is busy and enriched. I usually chat or cook with my roommates after school, which I enjoy a lot. The staffs of GEI have arranged a very comfortable place to live. A great living condition allows me to mainly focus on school.

“ I would like to thank all the teachers and friends for making my study so memorable and enriching. I remember the first class when Dr. F. asked us to make a sentence using the phrase “devoted to”. My mind was blank, and I could not think of any sentences about “devoted to”. But after two or three studies of this class, I have many thoughts when we need to use a specific word to make sentences. I can make my word choices when writing and speaking instead of using the same word the entire time. …… These classes have improved my ability to write, read and speak. It is a lifelong benefit for me. ”.
——HONG
Zhengzhou China
SMU PMP
Computer Engineerin
“With the transition from business to engineering, I began to look for some pre-master courses and programs. PMP became my first choice as the quality of the university and majors it accorporating. The courses offered by datacenter systems engineering specialty also coincided with expectations. At present, I have been studying in PMP for about two months. Although course 7375 is more difficult than I predict, which gives me a lot of pressure, it also gives me a period of preparation time to study engineering courses. Besides, there are two courses of academic writing and level 4-5 English. The professors are very friendly and highly professional. They can always answer my doubts quickly, which benefits me a lot”.

——CHEN
Zhengzhou China,

SMU PMP,

Datacenter System Engineerin

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