Graduate School Q&A

Prior to submitting your graduate school application...

When should I start thinking about graduate school? When should I start preparing to apply to graduate school?

Do I want a PhD or a Master’s degree?

How do I pick graduate schools to apply to?

How many schools should I apply to?

When should I start making my list of potential schools?

How will I fund graduate school?

Working on your graduate school application…

What is required to apply to graduate school?

Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation? Are letters of recommendation from work advisors or research mentors better than letters written by past professors?
What do I write in my statement of purpose?
What types of experience, writing samples and/or projects should I include on my resume?
Do I need a publication to be admitted into graduate school?
What is the most important part of my application?

After submitting your graduate school application…

I had a bad semester/year/etc. as an undergraduate, is graduate school out of reach for me?
How can I make my application stronger/stand out?

How do I evaluate potential programs/schools and choose one?

How do I prepare and ace my interviews?

What are some things I should know before I start graduate school?



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