Find out how to choose which graduate programs to apply to. Learn about the importance of accreditation status, faculty research interests, degree level, and program formats. Read articles that provide helpful tips for conducting in-depth research into graduate programs. Explore opportunities offered by different types of programs and determine which features are most important to you. Learn what it takes to be a graduate student and learn how to make the transition into graduate school as seamless as possible. Find out how to establish an application timeline to keep you on track and help ensure your all the elements of your application are completed and submitted on time.
Spending time on campus can be an important part of the grad school selection process. But to make it truly worthwhile, there are a number of questions to ask when visiting grad schools. These can touch on a wide range of topics, such as how the listed student to faculty ratio varies from program to program, all the way to how students enjoy campus life. On school tours, your goal is to find out as much information as possible to help find a perfect school for you. What Types of Questions to Ask on Grad School Visits
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released some groundbreaking data for individuals considering earning a graduate degree in the 2008-2009 edition of its Occupational Outlook Handbook. It explored the future of employment in the United States to determine which industries and occupations will have the greatest need for professionals by 2016.
This article concentrates on tips for maximizing your professional presence online using LinkedIn during the research and application stages of the graduate school search process. LinkedIn is a networking site for professionals. It is widely considered a useful tool during a job search; LinkedIn may help you in your graduate school search as well. Creating Your Profile for LinkedIn:
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Some people are wary of distance education because of the negative effects of "Diploma Mills." Diploma mills are entities which claim to provide legitimate certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc., that are considered false by most people within and outside the academic community.
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Shelley, a real-life grad student, shares how she chose her graduate program Choosing a graduate school felt a bit overwhelming at first. When I finished my undergraduate degree in 2003, I had graduate school in the back of my mind. I guess since it was in the back of my mind, as opposed to the forefront, I ended up not pursuing graduate studies right away. Instead, I started my career with a job that seemed like an ideal fit given my background and interests.
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Even after all these years, the United States is still a land of opportunity, particularly when it comes to education and learning. Students from around the world flock to America each year in search of an excellent education and a little piece of that "American Dream." The following questions will help you frame your decision whether or not to study in the US. Do I want to live in a big city or a small town?
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Almost as soon as you begin the process of choosing a graduate school, you will realize there are certain aspects of a graduate program that are vitally important to you.
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How Much Should Rankings and Ratings Affect Your Graduate School Decisions?
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Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students by Dr. Donald C. Martin Now it is time to make your enrollment decision. Most graduate schools adhere to an enrollment deposit deadline. While they may be willing to extend it for a short period of time, they need to plan for their enrollments and respond to those who still may be on the waiting list. Do not be surprised if there is not much flexibility around the enrollment deposit deadline.
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Now What? What To Do While Waiting to Hear About Your Grad School Acceptance The lead-up to sending out all those grad school applications in the fall is nothing short of crazy. Deadlines approach and threaten to pass you by. The edits of the scholarly essay and personal statement seem like they'll never end. And making sure the folks at the GRE or LSAT or MCAT or at any of the other members of the Alphabet Soup Brigade have sent out your standardized test scores to the right schools seemed, for a time, to have become a full-time job.
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Everyone agrees that it is important to examine the faculty at different schools before selecting a graduate school program. Unfortunately, "everyone" frequently agrees to things like this without telling you how it is that you are supposed to accomplish this monumental task, or even why they agree in the first place. Hopefully this article will help think through these questions.
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Once you’ve made the decision to apply for graduate school, it’s important to meet with a staff member in the program to discuss its specific requirements and amenities; doing so helps ensure you’re making an informed decision and you are able to put together a competitive application packet. Prior to your meeting, it’s important to conduct some research and compose a list of questions you have about the program. The following sections offer guidance for preparing for your meeting.
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Five Things to Do Before Applying to Graduate School by Ann van der Merwe Pursuing a graduate education requires preparation and organization, and it starts long before you take your first class. Below you will find a list of things to do to get you started on the right track! 1. Know your Options
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Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote that “the happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.” Once you have completed your undergraduate program, you can master your own passions by going to graduate school. College gave you the opportunity to try out different fields of study and identify what you feel compelled to focus on in your career. Graduate school affords you the chance to fully engage yourself in the field of study you enjoy most, and to enter the workplace at a higher level.
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You've received the acceptance letter, and you’ve given your boss notice that in a few months you’ll be leaving – for graduate school. What are the differences between full-time employment and full-time studenthood? What should you anticipate as you make the transition? And how do you deal with that whole pesky lack-of-a-paycheck thing? Here, three people who made the switch offer their tips and advice about going back to graduate school.
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