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
  • Up to three MS-level courses will be offered by our partner universities
  • Extensive trainings on internship and OPT skills to improve job searching opportunities

 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 (STEM and non-STEM students):

  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Network Engineering
  • MS in Computer Engineering
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Cybersecurity Engineering
  • MS in Software Engineering
  • MS in Datacenter Systems Engineering
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering
  • MS in Environmental Engineering
  • MS in Engineering Management
  • MS in Information Engineering and management
  • Ph.D in Computer Science
  • Ph.D in Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering

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

Education Track:

  • MS in Early Childhood Education
  • MS in Global Education

Humanities and Science Track:

  • Applied Statistics and Data Analytics, MASDA
  • Applies Economics and Predictive Analytics, M.S.A.E. P.A.

PMP Advantages

International students may face many challenges when they first arrive in the U.S. Some of the challenges are mindset changes, 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. 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.

One of the critical skills that PMP students receive is the extensive training to prepare them for OPT, internship. During PMP study, students will learn how to prepare their job searching resume, how to contact interviews, how to negotiate benefits, even how to take professional photos for the best first-hand impression.

Since 2009, 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.

SMU PMP online in China

For college seniors, now there is a unique option available. SMU PMP students can now participate in New Oriental SMU PMP online program. Students in this program will study English and two online courses offered by GEI to fulfill the PMP requirements. This new option will save students time and reduce financial burden as well. Once students successfully complete this new SMU PMP online program offered by New Oriental, students will receive SMU full admission letter. For details on how to participate in this new program, please contact Jenny Chen at

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GEI OPT Job Security Program

GEI OPT job security program highlights:

  • Students participating in this OPT job security program will first need to go through a rigorous training that will include interview skills, resume writing, US corporate culture, and team communication skills.
  • All job skill trainings will need to be finished successfully within 45 days.
  • GEI will arrange for a professional and relevant company interview within 30 days of completing the relevant trainings.
  • All internship positions are paid.
  • GEI will contact the international office of the school to change the visa status change to OPT. A specialist will be assigned for coordinating and consulting during the OPT internship.
  • Students must apply to participate in the GEI OPT security program 90 days before graduation. If the application is made in less than 90 days from the graduation, it will be processed as an emergency and will incur a 50% increase in cost. GEI will not accept application for OPT security program 30 days after the graduation. The first company arranged in an emergency situation may have lower professional relevance. GEI will arrange a second professional company for free.
  • If the student is not satisfied with the first company arranged by GEI, GEI will provide an alternative company. Students must agree to intern at the second company. If the student is still not satisfied with the second company, they cannot go back to choose the first company. GEI considers providing two companies as fulfilling its contractual obligation and cannot provide a refund.
  • The application date is counted from the date GEI confirms that all documents are qualified, accurate, and the program fee is received. GEI will send a confirmation email to the student.
  • The OPT job security program application fee is $250. The application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. After receiving the application fee, GEI will schedule an initial consultation session to assess student’s needs and send a document checklist. Once all the documents meet the requirements, GEI will formally initiate the relevant services and training.

Once the service process is confirmed, each student will have a GEI liaison consultant.

For more information about this OPT job security program, please email

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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 Engineering track PMP (Pre-Master Program)

  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • TOEFL score 60 or higher
  • GRE waived
  • Interview with GEI instructor to assess English, IF no TOEFL

For Humanities and Science track

  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • TOEFL score 60 or higher
  • GRE waived
  • Interview with GEI instructor to assess English, IF no TOEFL

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



Summer Fall
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Start Date January May August

To apply, please email to

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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. ”.
Zhengzhou China
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”.

Zhengzhou China,


Datacenter System Engineerin

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