I am on H4 visa since 2007 and I have a MS degree in Microbiology from India(completed 2002). I have couple of years job experience in India. I have been taking courses in related field from a local community college during my stay in USA. What are the prospects if I want to apply for Phd program in USA after such a long time of my graduation? And how should I prepare for it? – Richi
Attending School on H4 Visa
Few suggestions for you
- Talk to professors in the school you plan to apply. Get a feel for what they have to say about your chances.
- Start reading white papers and frame a problem. When you talk to professors, say about the problem you want to solve (or atleast the area)
- If Direct PhD doesn’t help, get admit for Masters, and convert to PhD after you start attending the classes
Also, high GRE Score will come in handy for PhD admission. You have to think about converting to F1 visa too.