Steps to exploring programs

  • Visit the Career Center to explore career goals and preparation for graduate and professional school
  • Research and develop a list of potential graduate program. Consider the following:
    • Curriculum and degree requirements
    • Faculty and staff advising and support
    • Research, teaching, and experiential opportunities
    • Funding opportunities and financial support
    • Geographic location and size
    • Programs, resources and facilities within the program but also at the university in general
    • Professional development and job placement support
  • Meet with professors and other professionals in the field(s) that interests you to learn more about the field and possible recommendations for programs


Tools for choosing the right program

  • U.S. News and World Report rankings
  • Associations for each specific academic field (e.g. American Chemical Society, American Anthropological Society, Modern Language Association)
  • Associations for each specific profession (e.g. National Association of Social Workers, National Education Association, American Nurses Association)
  • Associations for programs and schools (e.g. LSAC, AAMC, SOPHAS, PPIA Program)