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.
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has released its 2007 International Graduate Admissions Survey Phase I: Applications, which explores the changes in the number of international students applying to American graduate schools. Since the events of September 11, 2001, the number of international students enrolling in master's and doctoral programs in the United States has significantly decreased.
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This is the time of year when many grad school hopefuls begin their search for the perfect program. And no matter why they want to go back to school, whether it's for astrophysics or a master's in fine arts, the number of programs out there is nothing short of dizzying. Which is why it's so important to go about the process of considering all your options carefully, and with a solid plan in mind. It may seem like a lot of work in the beginning, but in the long term, you will end up saving time and make the best decision possible. It's worth the effort. Know Thyself
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How Will I Ever Decide? by Stephanie Small Congratulations! Chances are you’re reading this article because you’ve been accepted into at least two graduate schools that you’re excited about. You’re in a privileged position! However, chances are also that you’re having a tough time deciding between them. Sure, this sounds like a great problem to have. But too many choices can provoke a variety of reactions, from mild confusion to complete panic and overwhelm. So if that sounds like your reaction, stop and take a few deep breaths first.
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There are so many graduate school choices out there that it can be overwhelming. Before you work yourself into a froth, consider the following ways of narrowing down your requirements for an optimal graduate program. Specialization
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You probably have an account on Facebook or another social media website. If you do, and you have an interest in applying to graduate school, don't miss your opportunity to use them to research master's programs. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn can all serve as valuable tools during your graduate school search. Here's an idea of what kind of information you can find on these websites. Using Facebook to Research Graduate Schools
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There is something to be said for that perfect fit, much like that of Cinderella's glass slipper. When choosing a graduate program, you may have to "try on" a few before you settle on the right one for you.
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Stephanie Small - July 18, 2013 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the word “MOOC” crop up in conversations about the internet and higher education. MOOC stands for “Massive Online Open Course”, and that’s exactly what MOOC’s are.
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Masters vs PhD Degree - Which Is Right for You? If you’re thinking about continuing your education after earning an undergraduate degree, you might wonder what the differences are between a Masters vs PhD. As many reasons as people have to pursue a graduate degree, there are just as many degrees available to you. As a result, there are many things to consider when choosing between a Masters degree programs and PhD programs, including which degree is higher, which one costs more, and the types of degrees available. Which One Is Higher: Masters or a PhD?
GradSchools.com lists more than 70,000 programs in its directory. That's a huge variety in subject area and degree. But which are the most popular fields of study, for whom and why?
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One of the major barriers faced by students who want to go to graduate school is a lack of time due to family obligations, work, or other factors. However, obtaining a graduate degree does not have to interfere with all the other important aspects of your life. With ever-increasing frequency, colleges and universities are offering accelerated programs for graduate students. Schools know that you are busy, and they are striving to accommodate all types of students with all types of needs. What is accelerated learning?
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If you're planning to apply to grad school, you're probably wondering what the basic steps are that you'll have to follow and what your time line should be for your preparations. The single best piece of advice in this process is: Do everything early!
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Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - January 2013 You’ve probably been advised to do a little research into different graduate schools, but you may be wondering how exactly to conduct this research. Here are a few suggestions that may help get you started. 1. Explore your options - Use the GradSchools.com directory to browse thousands of graduate degree programs. Request information about the schools you are interested in directly from the listings pages. The schools will send specific program information to your inbox or home address.
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Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated September 2010 There are a number of basic factors to look at when you're considering different graduate school programs including: - The quality and reputation of the school and department - The quality and reputation of the faculty - Type of program (format, flexibility, teaching methods) - Your interests - Cost - Location - Resources/facilities - Other students - Outcomes
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Study in Germany: What, Where, and How Original content kindly provided by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Edited by Stephanie Small Published July 22, 2010 Lederhosen. Oktoberfest. Beer steins, barmaids, cuckoo clocks. And let’s not forget that perennially awkward topic of conversation: World War II. deutsches Bier The American imagination is rife with preconceived notions about the German culture. A Deutsch degree conjures up images of dour professors and weekends spent sucking on pacifiers at the Love Parade. Study there? Umm…nein, danke.
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Graduating with a Bachelor's degree and an excellent grade point average, I thought that I was ready for a Master's program. My first class was an introduction of what would be required for the next three years. As the professor talked, I wondered what "comps" were and why was I asked in the first class when I planned on graduating.
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