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

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.

Since 2012, there have been 200+ 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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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 2020

Fall 2 2020 Winter 2021
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Start Date Aug. 4 Oct. 13 Jan.12

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.

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