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How Do I Apply to Graduate School? Information on master's degree programs and Ph.D programs


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Applying to a master's degree program or Ph.D. program requires a great deal of research and planning. This presentation explains the process and suggests resources for further exploration. …

Applying to a master's degree program or Ph.D. program requires a great deal of research and planning. This presentation explains the process and suggests resources for further exploration.

Use to explore program options, the site features over 72,000 graduate degree programs. Featuring traditional campus based programs, online master's degree programs, and Ph.D programs throughout the United States. The site also offers useful articles to help you through the graduate school application and enrollment process. tries to answer any question you may have about Graduate School.

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  • 1. Helping YouFind theGraduateProgram that’sRight for You
  • 2. SelfExplorationResearchComparisonApplicationEnrollmentSurvivalYour Journey toGraduate SchoolStarts Now
  • 3. 1. SELF EXPLORATION Identify your specific goals2. RESEARCH Learn about your options3. COMPARISON Choose your programs4. APPLICATION Apply to graduate programs5. ENROLLMENT Choose between acceptances6. SURVIVAL Succeed in graduate Provides the Resources you need to SucceedSearch programs and request information.Get recruited.Get tips to help you complete your applicationFind information on financial aid.Explore study strategies, time management solutions, stressmanagement practices, and healthy living ideas.Read real stories of the graduate student experience in ourstudent blogs
  • 4.  Discover your personalitypreferences – Demystifyingpersonality tests MBTI (Meyers Briggs TypeIndicator) The Enneagram The StrengthsFinder Discover your values Simple exercises help youdefine what is important to you Reach your goals Advice on setting and achievingyour goalsStep1 :Self-ExplorationConvinced it’s Time for Graduate School – but Unsure of YourDirection?Before you start researching graduate programs researchyourself.Graduate School requires an investment of time and money.Be sure your educational choices align with your personalitytype, strengths, values, and goals.
  • 5.  What will you study?Where will you study?How will you study? Browse our directory ofover 72,000 graduatedegree and certificateprograms. Compare campus and onlineprograms Customize your search byprogram, degree, andlocation Request information directlyfrom schools Use specially designed toolsto organize your research Read articles providingadvice on how to conductdetailed research intograduate programsStep 2: ResearchGather Information and Get OrganizedRequest information from schools, search social media and newssources, connect with current students and faculty. Compareprograms and learn more about how to evaluate graduateprograms.Learn about application requirements, core courses, careers inthe field, and earnings statistics. Read graduate studentspersonal stories in student blogs.
  • 6.  Choose the programs youwill apply to Use information gatheredduring research todetermine the programsbest suited for you Review applicationrequirements Review financial aidinformation Begin seeking informationabout assistantships, ifapplicableStep 3: ComparisonChoose your programs and get OrganizedThe research is done and now it is time to make some BIGdecisions. Review the information you have collected, considerscheduling visits to your top schools and begin to prepare for theapplication process.
  • 7.  Compile and SubmitApplication Materials Study for standardizedtesting Create entrance essays Request letters ofrecommendation Request transcripts Attend interviews Research financial aidoptions Apply for scholarships andidentify assistantshipopportunities Submit application packetsby due dateStep 4: ApplicationLearn best provides helpful articles and tools to assist ineach element of the application process. Learn how to get thebest recommendation letters, format your entrance essay, andimpress selections committee’s in your interview. Timelines helpensure you will complete all required application materials bytheir due date, and interactive tools keep the process organized.
  • 8.  Be a success in graduateschool Engage with professors andother students Practice good study habits Stay healthy Control finances Manage your time Excel in assistantships Learn to write thesis’ anddissertations Be prepared for unexpectedchallenges Balance personal life andschool Read the experiences ofother graduate studentsStep 5: EnrollmentSurvival Tips for Graduate StudentsHelpful articles act as a guide throughout the graduateexperience. Learn tips on everything from developing andmaintaining relationships with your professors and peers, tobeginning work on your dissertation. articlesare written by former graduate students, professors, andprofessionals working in post-secondary education.