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Researching and Applying for Graduate Schools

Graduate and professional school requires focus, commitment, time and money. The application process from start to finish can take over a year. Steps you will need to complete for the application process:

Tools to explore graduate programs

Applying to Graduate/Professional School

  1. Take standardized tests
  2. Write personal statements
  3. Ask for recommendations
  4. Complete applications
  5. Utilize these additional resources:

Before making the decision to further your education, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I have a career objective which requires an advanced degree?
  • Have I researched the employment outlook for these fields?
  • Have I talked with professionals in my intended career area?
  • Have I discussed my plans with advisers, professors and/or a career counselor?
  • Have I researched the entrance requirements for admission?