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Old 01-13-2010, 01:48 PM
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I am currently studying an MSc in Applied Environmental Sciences at a German University. After starting and thinking about it, I am afraid that my degree might not be recognized in the US, if I decide to return. Any input on this subject?
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Location: SE Florida
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Use a comparison study for courses in the school you are attending and an engineering school such as the high end Drexel University in Philadelphia or another university..

You will also need to sit down with an academic advisor....
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:25 PM
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Degrees from reputable overseas/international universities & colleges are recognized in the USA.
As for lawyers & medical doctors, each country has different laws/regulations connected to the practice of these professions. Therefore, holders of these degrees need additional training when changing countries.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:55 AM
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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After a few years in the United States, my aunt also received her green card. (She moved to the US for my uncles work).
In Belgium, she had her master degree as an architect+one year teacher studies.
It was no problem for her to start her own business and to teach in US-schools.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:12 AM
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Originally Posted by docent View Post
I am a holder of a foreign degree (MSEE) from Poland and I worked in a variety of engineering positions in New York metro area.

First I had my credentials evaluated by World Educational Services (World Education Services - International Education Intelligence). They confirmed that my diploma is an equivalent to MSEE being granted by US universities.

My credentials were accepted by employers with no problems. Once evaluated by WES they are also easily accepted by different city and state agencies.

I even think that in engineering fields foreign diploma can be an advantage compared to average US colleges.

After a few years on the job experience speaks louder than diplomas. I rarely even show my diploma to potential employers any more.

Did you finish your education in post-communistic time? If yes, then you need to ask someone who got their degree in 70's or 80's. You will hear a different story...
Especially in the medical fields.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:23 PM
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I'm a green card holder , and i have a master degree in software programming from morocco, and i m planning to go work in the United States but i don't know if my diploma will be recognized there or not, because i think that the computer sciences is something common in everywhere!why you think?

thanks in advance
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:27 AM
Location: Brighton, UK
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Originally Posted by nativeDallasite View Post
Unless you're going to Oxford or Cambridge in the UK, I wouldn't bother. Most Americans have never heard of any other university in the UK, and most of them don't stand up well when compared academically to top and even some second-tier universities here in the US.
I strongly disagree with this statement. The UK is world-renowned for having many very high quality institutions, that is why so many foreign students come here to study. If look at this: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2009/results

you'll see that 18 of the top 100 unis in the world (on this ranking) are in the UK, as well as 4 out of the top 6. The US has 32 in the top 100 but obviously is a far larger country whose higher education enjoys budgets that dwarf the UKs...for example Harvard's yearly budget is 2 billion (with an endowment of nearly 20 billion), whereas Oxford has to make do with 1.3 billion.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:38 AM
Location: England
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I suppose when you consider that the best Texas has to offer is Rice University, which is ranked at 100th out of 100, it's not surprising that nativeDallasite might not Know what a good universty is.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:42 PM
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Anybody know what the business community in the U.S. thinks of degrees from Europe? i'm looking into enrolling in a Business Admin (Masters) program in Europe. Does America consider these as legit as a U.S. MBA?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:56 AM
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MA in History of French (Paris) University.
Not that useful in France either!
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