Investigate programs

Once you’ve decided what field/area and the degree you want to pursue, you have to decide what schools you want to apply to. No two graduate schools are the same.

Do your homework

Narrow your list

You might discover that there are dozens of universities that offer programs and/or have research projects that align with your interests. As you make a list of your top programs pay close attention to:

  • GPA requirements
  • Test score requirements
  • Cost of application
  • Fee waivers
  • Curricular requirements

Consider all the details

  • Demographics & Culture
  • Publications and research of faculty
  • Requirements (credits, teaching, candidacy, thesis)
  • Preparation/ Placement Record
  • Funding
  • Resources and support