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Graduate School Overview

It can be hard to talk about graduate school in generalizations, since the specifics of your program are going to determine many elements of the application process, from whom you should ask for recommendations, to which tests you need to take, and even to your deadlines. However, there are some important basics that you need to know in order to be successful in your graduate school application process. Here, you'll find information on what's involved when making the decision of going back to graduate school, basic terminology, and a timeline to follow for the application process.


The Graduate School Decision: Basic Considerations

To go or not to go, that is the question. Graduate school sounds like a great option for…what exactly?

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014

Getting a Campus Life at an American Graduate School

When you're pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree, it may be easy to forget that there's life beyond research papers and a bottomless coffee cup.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 17, 2014

A Guide for Potential Grad Students: Should You Go To Graduate School?

Are you considering going to graduate school? Are you aware of all your options, and what a graduate program involves -- financially, mentally, and emotionally?

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 17, 2014

The Graduate School Decision: Going Back

If you’ve been out in the real world and working for a few years, returning to graduate school for a degree may involve overcoming some issues that you likely never had to deal with as an undergrad.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 10, 2014

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Graduate School Acronyms and Jargon

We all know that graduate school is a lot of work, but did you know that it has its own vocabulary?

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 10, 2014

The Graduate School Decision: Academics

Expect late nights and loads of reading. In fact, expect a lot more work than you ever dreamed of as an undergrad.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 10, 2014

Grad School Timeline: Charting a course to success

Whether you're in college or a working professional, finding the right grad program takes planning and a good grad school timeline!

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 06, 2013
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