In the USA, students attend universities and colleges to pursue higher studies after high school. They can enroll for the following programs:
Most bachelor's programs span over 4 years, with training in a particular field. Many institutes, such as Columbia University, offer 2-3 programs that are a combination of a career-focused discipline and a liberal arts course. These are usually 5 year programs, where the student learns liberal arts for the first 3 years & undertakes professional study in the last 2 years.
An Associate Degree is a two-year undergraduate program that provides students with a foundation in a specific field of study. It is typically offered by community colleges or technical schools and often serves as a stepping stone towards a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees can lead to career opportunities in various fields.
The master’s or MBA program duration generally lasts one to two years in the USA. If Indian students wish to seek admission to Graduate programs, they must submit their latest GRE / GMAT score, letter of recommendation, work experience letter, statement of purpose, proof of financial stability, and immigration details.
PhD programs are the highest level of education in academia, providing advanced training and research opportunities in a specific field. Students work closely with faculty to produce original research and contribute to the field's knowledge. It usually takes at least 3-4 years to complete and leads to a doctorate degree.