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The application process for graduate school is time consuming; make sure you start early to ensure success. Below is a general checklist and timeline to follow for applying for graduate school, it may vary depending on the specific programs for which you are applying.
Remember that attending graduate school should lead you toward your ultimate career goal. Determine which degree will be most beneficial for you in your career growth. If you are having trouble narrowing down your graduate school options, make an appointment with a career counselor at Career Services.
Look at graduate school databases online:
Look at graduate school options abroad:
Create a system by which to compare schools and track the application requirements and process
What have faculty members published recently? (Compare professors’ interests to your own) How many faculty members does the department have? (You are checking for faculty to student ratio) What characteristics distinguish this program from others in the same field? What is the relative importance of admissions test scores, undergraduate grades, recommendations, internships, and research? Is this a safety, mid-range, or reach school for me? Does the department prefer applicants immediately out of undergraduate programs or do they prefer some work experience? What types of financial aid are offered? Are assistantships or fellowships available? What types?