UCLA Extension

Program Details

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Gain the skills to survive and thrive in a rigorous American graduate or professional school environment. Get a foundation for academic success with the 16-week Pre-Master’s Preparation program.

Pre-Master’s Preparation Provides:

  • 150* hours of advanced academic English and critical thinking skills
  • 40 hours of GMAT and GRE preparation**
  • 20 hours of TOEFL iBT or IELTS preparation**
  • 70 hours of advanced grammar review
  • Workshops on graduate-level academic skills

*One instructional hour = 50 minutes
**Alternatives available for students who have already applied to to their programs or earned the test scores they need for admission.

Pre-Master’s Preparation Helps You:

  • Select appropriate graduate programs
  • Complete university applications
  • Prepare statements of purpose and resumes or CVs
  • Develop research skills
  • Network and build academic relationships
  • Obtain individual and group academic advising
  • Get the most out of graduate school

Optional Winter Quarter:

  • After 16 weeks, students will have the opportunity to enroll in an optional quarter. Registration information for the optional quarter will be provided during the Pre-Master’s Preparation session.