Consider Graduate and Professional School
Pursuing a graduate or professional degree is an important decision that requires significant planning. If you don’t have a clear reason for considering graduate school, it may be to your advantage to discuss your thoughts with a Gateway Counselor. Take the time to collect the necessary information to confirm that a graduate degree is the right next step for you. Starting the process early will allow time to: think about what you want to do and why; consider all your options; and ultimately prepare the best application materials possible.
CHOOSING A SCHOOL OR PROGRAM
Gain a better understanding of the types of degrees available and key tips for researching programs in your field of interest. Also, access special information for international students.
Access information on choosing a school or program.
NAVIGATING THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The graduate school application process is comprised of several important elements, some of which vary by program type or even school. Access the below resources for information on the most common application elements.
- Admissions Tests
- Essays and Personal Statements
- Letters of Recommendation and Transcripts
- Interviews, Portfolios, & Auditions
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
Money for graduate study comes in a variety of forms. Keep in mind that deadlines for financial aid applications are frequently earlier than regular admission deadlines, so be sure to research your options well in advance. Learn more about financing your education and access resources here.
Access a wide array of print resources, online resources, and more to support you through the graduate and professional school decision-making and application process. Also, click to download our Graduate & Professional School Guide or our Graduate School Timeline.
Visit the Dean of the College’s website to learn more about Health Professions Advising Committee, Pre-Law Advising, and External Scholarships & Fellowships. Also, be sure to check the Spring 2016 Department Grad School Liaisons to see the faculty volunteer who is currently serving as the graduate school point person for each department.
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