Choosing the Right Graduate School for You
Do Your Research!
Congratulations! You have made the decision to continue your education on to graduate school. There are thousands of graduate programs around the country that have plenty to offer to students. Here are some important components of a graduate program that you should investigate:
- What courses are offered? Do these courses meet your area of interest?
- Reputation/ Accreditation of the program and institution
- Admissions test scores needed
- Visitation/interview opportunities
- Length of program
- When are courses offered? Who teaches them?
- Essay/portfolio requirements
- Student/faculty ratios
- Geographical location/size
- Can you be a part-part student?
- Research and Teaching opportunities for students
- Cooperative vs. Competitive Admissions
- Are there any practicums or internships required
- Tuition rates and Financial Aid availability
- Faculty Research interests and resources
- Professional opportunities following graduation
- Does the program require a comprehensive exam or a thesis?
Visit the Career Resource Library located in 204 Student Services Building and take advantage of the following graduate school preparation resources:
- Graduate School Prep Books
- The Princeton Review: Cracking the LSAT
- Insider’s Guide to Cracking the GMAT CAT
- How to Plan for the GRE
- Game Plan for Getting into Medical School
- Grants for Graduate & Postdoctoral Study
- And much more!
Online Graduate School Resources