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.
Big vs. Small One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to graduate school. Large graduate programs have several advantages over smaller ones. They offer students a well-known school name, numerous faculty mentors and course offerings, and some of the best research resources available. In a smaller program, however, students may find more abundant opportunities for graduate assistantships as well as options for individual attention and mentoring.
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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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Beyond the obvious choices you'll have to make about graduate school such as where to go to school and how to pay for it, there are less obvious choices that will both shape your graduate experience, and play a major role in how you pursue a career once you graduate. While these issues may get less attention, they are critical and require serious thought.
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Ensure your German experience is tailored to your needs by identifying the right fit, right off the bat. Edited by Stephanie Small Published July 22, 2010 Uni, TU, FH…oh my! Deciphering the differences in German institutions The three types of German higher education institutions are: University University of applied sciences Colleges of art, film and music
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Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated December 2010 Everyone agrees that it is important to examine the faculty at different graduate schools before selecting a graduate 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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Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated November 2010
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