Deciding to pursue graduate or professional schooling after completing your undergraduate degree involves a significant commitment of your time, money, and energy, but can also be very rewarding and, in some cases, a requirement of your career path. Review the resources below to stay informed about the process.
As you consider programs, get advice from faculty in your discipline and check websites for information on schools offering degrees in your field. You should also consider the following as you make your determination: reputation of faculty; department strengths or biases related to your career goals; prestige of institution; facilities; available financial aid; success of graduate employment; and geographic location and other factors of personal importance.In addition, review the following pages to help you with the graduate school decision-making and application process:
- Graduate School Timeline
- Choosing a Graduate School
- Requirements for Graduate School Acceptance
- Graduate School Exam Information
- Personal Statements
- Letters of Recommendation
- Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Assistantships
- MBA Resources
For more information, read our online Guide to Pursue an Alternate Path – Graduate School.