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How are U.S. degrees recognized in my country?
A U.S. degree is highly valued in many countries. However, in some countries, particularly those with educational systems that are very different from the United States, U.S. graduate degrees may not be officially recognized or they may be recognized at a different level. Seek guidance from your nearest EducationUSA Advising Center or with the ministry of education or other appropriate authority before you begin your applications.
U.S. higher education is different from many other systems around the world as it is not subject to a central government authority and institutions are free to design curriculum. Regional and national accreditation is given to U.S. colleges and universities to ensure institutional standards. If the school you attend is not properly accredited, you may find that your degree is not recognized in the United States or other countries, or by other universities, professional associations, employ and government ministries and departments. To verify that an institution is properly accredited, visit the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (www.chea.org/).
For some professions, you must be a graduate of a program with programmatic accreditation in order to practice in a specific field. If you are considering working in a particular profession, check with the licensing body in your home country or where you intend to practice to determine whether programmatic accreditation is required for practice before enrolling in a degree program. To verify if a program is properly accredited, visit the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) at www.aspa-usa.org.
What objective is achieved in this text?
1.to explain the benefits of obtaining a graduate degree in the United States
2.to ensure that foreign students make wise decisions about pursuing graduate study in the U.S.
3.to encourage foreign students to use the Internet to research graduate study options in the U.S.
4.to outline how much time it takes to apply and get admitted to a U.S. graduate study program