Graduate School



Be curiousAttending graduate school can help you gain additional knowledge in your field and advance in your career. If you're considering going to graduate school, there are some key steps to take before starting the application process.

1. Self-assess

Think critically about why you want to pursue a graduate degree and what kind of program you want to attend. Some helpful activities include:

2. Do your research

Identify graduate programs you're interested in applying to and start researching them. Use resources like:

3. Get organized

Map out your timeline for applying to graduate school and track what you need to apply to each program. Choose a method to stay organized, such as:

4. Work on your application materials

Each program will have different requirements, but a typical graduate school application may include:

  • An application to the school and/or program
  • Entrance exams (e.g., the GRE)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Academic transcripts
  • An interview

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