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Graduate School Resources

Considering Graduate School?

There are many reasons to consider continuing your education at the graduate level. One is obtaining a needed credential or certification required for a professional role, such as physician, physical therapist, attorney or accountant. Another is obtaining critical skills or knowledge to pursue your chosen career. A third good reason to consider graduate study is to obtain new skills or knowledge that will enable you to advance in your profession.

Questions to Ask About Graduate School

Once you decide to go to graduate school, you will want to begin gathering information about schools and the kinds of programs they offer. When deciding what school to attend or what program you want to pursue, consider the following:

  • Does the emphasis of the program meet your career and educational goals?
  • What are the admissions criteria?
  • Is financial assistance available?
  • Does the program have a practical experience component (i.e. internships, CO-OP)?
  • Are there available and extensive labs or other learning facilities?
  • How comprehensive is the library?
  • What is the student-faculty ratio?
  • What are the depth, diversity, and availability of faculty?
  • How many students are enrolled in the program and the number who complete the degree requirements?
  • What type of jobs have students gone into after degree completion?