Applying to Graduate or Professional School is Different Than Applying to Undergraduate Programs
The decision to attend graduate school is often driven by professional goals, and programs vary widely. Some students choose research-oriented programs leading to doctoral degrees, while others may enter professional programs to obtain licensure or certification in a specific field. If you are considering graduate or professional school, you should conduct plenty of research and understand your motivations and goals before selecting a potential program. You should also be aware that admissions cycles for graduate programs are different at each school, and it is a good idea to have a strategy to plan for graduate entrance exams, application fees, and other considerations. The resources below can help you as you research and prepare for this next step in your education and career.
How to Research Graduate Programs
Inside Higher Ed walks you through the important steps to take when research graduate/professional programs, including understanding the field you want to enter, the success of previous graduates and financial packages.
Paying for Graduate School
This guide from Money Under 30 provides a comprehensive overview of how to pay for graduate school, from state and federal loans, to institutional teaching and graduate assistantships and more.
Applying for Graduate School
Niche provides an overview of the steps to applying to graduate school, from application, resume/CV, personal essay, test scores, and more.