Graduate & Professional School

Use the dropdown menu to find specific graduate & professional school support. Learn how to prepare for admissions tests, research programs, secure funding, and write a personal statement.

Graduate School Overview

Planning ahead is essential to the graduate school application process. Begin the summer before your senior year of college or at least a year before you plan to attend graduate school. Our timetable can be used as a guide for the steps you need to take. No generalized chart provides the specifics you will need to meet your personal timeline. As you refine your own timeline, carefully examine each application for deadlines as they may vary significantly. Keep your timeline updated and be sure to follow it. Below are additional resources to help you in your application process.

Graduate School Essays and Personal Statements

Meet with a Career Educator to identify resources for helping you craft the perfect essay or personal statement to include in your graduate school applications. Sign up for a meeting through Handshake.

 

3 Successful Graduate School Personal Statement Examples

Looking for grad school personal statement examples? Look no further! In this total guide to graduate school personal statement examples, we’ll discuss why you need a personal statement for grad school and what makes a good one. Then we’ll provide …

By Kiersten Borkert
Kiersten Borkert Career Counselor
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On the Art of Selecting a Graduate Program

After taking into account the costs of pursuing a graduate degree, you now move on to one of the most stressful parts of your graduate experience: deciding which program is right for you. As a graduate student in the seventh …
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21 Masters Programs in Museum Studies

A master’s degree is a course of study that allows students to take their education in a given field to a level above that which is possible in college. Students interested in pursuing higher education to build successful careers often …

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Kiersten Borkert Career Counselor
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How to Pay for Grad School: 5 Strategies for Students

When paying for grad school, take advantage of money you don’t have to repay before turning to loans.

Ryan Lane

Feb 24, 2022

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