Considering Graduate School

Master’s Degree? Ph.D.? Law School? Med School? The application process for graduate education is significantly different from the undergraduate experience, and the Career Center is here to help. You will need an action plan in place so you can successfully present your application package.

Sample Action Plans

Graduate School Application Process Action Plan
  • Think about program options (Masters? PhD? Full-time? Part-time?)
  • Research schools to find those that offer best program for your intended field of study.
  • Determine which test(s) you have to take and what test dates are available.
  • Create a checklist of documents to submit with your application.
  • Write a Personal Statement and other required essays and have them reviewed.
  • Contact references for Letters of Recommendation.
Graduate School Application Process Action Plan
  • Identify programs you want to apply to.
  • Determine which test(s) you have to take and what test dates are available.
  • Gather application documents.
  • Write a Personal Statement and other required essays and have them reviewed.
  • Contact references for Letters of Recommendation.
  • Prepare for admissions interviews.

An application package generally includes letters of recommendation, personal statements, and admission exam scores to prospective universities.

Graduate programs differ in the students admitted, faculty composition and available financial resources. Click here to find answers to FAQs regarding the graduate school application process.

 

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