Researching Graduate Programs
Once you have decided that graduate or professional school is for you, gather information about several programs.
- Professionals in your field of interest
- Current graduate students
- Professional organizations and conferences
- Research publications/professional journals
- Career centers
- Graduate school guides
- Major publications
- University websites and other online resources
- Peterson's for Graduate Schools
Discover information about
- Who are the best professors and emerging leaders in your field?
- What projects are they working on?
- What universities do they work at?
- Where did they get their degree from?
- Which professors and schools do others suggest you consider?
- At what universities do current professionals find their best employees?
- What graduate programs have the best reputation in your field?
When deciding where to apply consider
- What are the admission and degree requirements?
- Are there a variety of specializations available?
- Are you interested in attending a certain type of school?
- Are you looking for a standardized curriculum or one that's customizable?
- What type of financial assistance is available?
- What do graduates go on to do professionally and what's their placement rate?