The decision to pursue an advanced degree requires careful consideration of your options. What degrees are available to me? How do I choose a school or program? How do I apply? These are all common questions that The Career Center is prepared to provide you resources and information for! With any big decision, it is helpful to speak with a Career Advisor, but here are some resources to get you started.
We have several guides that can help you learn more when considering your graduate school options, including important factors to consider when making the decision and advice on preparing a personal statement.
Researching Programs and Schools
Before you can make a decision, it’s important to identify and gather information on programs of interest to you in your chosen field! You may want to consider the culture and quality of the program, cost of the degree, application deadlines, and admission requirements. There are many resources in our career guides and library, but here are a few to get you started with your research:
Financing Graduate School
The cost of attending graduate or professional school may impact whether you attend or not, but know that financial support is available for graduate students! Ideally, you should begin researching sources of financial support early in the application process. Types of awards/assistance available include fellowships, assistantships, loans, or grants and scholarships. Consider reaching out to your institutions of interest to inquire about financial support if you do not see it posted on their website. Other sources of financial aid information include:
For more information related to preparing for graduate school, visit The Career Center Library or our collection of resources related to admissions testing: