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.
Grad school is challenging. But knowing where you should study – that much is easy. When it comes to higher education, most international students set their sights on graduate programs in the U.S. and Canada. Here’s why:
Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated October 2010 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 are considering continued education after your undergraduate degree, you might wonder what the differences are between the Masters vs PhD. Just as there are many reasons people choose to go to graduate school, there are many options from which they may choose. If you have selected a field of study, you may be wondering whether you should spend your graduate years in a Masters degree program or a Phd degree program. Here are some things to consider. Which One is Higher: a 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 - last updated September 2010 No one would argue that earning a graduate degree is one of the best ways to ensure a good salary and professional satisfaction through a career in a field that you enjoy. But it is not the only route to those goals, and there are some occasions when post-graduate work is important as well. In fact, sometimes continuing your education even after you have earned a masters or a doctorate is necessary to move into the specific field in which you desire to work.Mandatory continuing education
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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 You probably remember the hassles you endured in trying to complete your undergraduate applications. Luckily, applying for grad school is a whole different ball game. Your grad school applications will still require concentrated effort, but as a graduate school candidate, you’re much better prepared to discuss your goals, and to align yourself with relevant programs. Selecting Schools
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