Applying to Graduate School

Graduate School Overview

Planning ahead is essential to the graduate school application process. Begin the summer before your senior year of college or at least a year before you plan to attend graduate school. Our timetable can be used as a guide for the steps you need to take. No generalized chart provides the specifics you will need to meet your personal timeline. As you refine your own timeline, carefully examine each application for deadlines as they may vary significantly. Keep your timeline updated and be sure to follow it.  Below are additional resources to help you in your application process.  

How Might You Do On the GRE? 

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Professional School Advising

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You do not need to be a biology major to seek advice from Drs. Smith and Wright. 

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Research Graduate Programs helps to answer your questions about graduate school by providing you access to information about more than 67,000 programs, including master’s degrees, Ph.D.’s, and certificate programs. allows you to search graduate school programs in the United States and Canada. This site will help you compare and contrast colleges and universities offering accredited graduate programs. helps you figure out which graduate degree to pursue with hundreds of thousands of data points from the U.S. Dept of Education, NCES, and every U.S. accrediting board. Master's Education Guides - such as the MPH Program and Online MPA program - highlight top national graduate programs, career paths for your degree, and program comparisons. 

U.S. News analyzed more than 1,300 graduate programs to bring you this year's rankings

DiscoverBusiness has placed all rankings of MBA programs from the 5 top publications into 1 simple table so that you can compare them easily. Rankings are provided from U.S. News and World Report, The Economist, The Financial Times Global, QS World University Rankings, and Forbes. has built a user interface that allows you to quickly get the information you need to amp up your grad school search and is free. All you need for registration is an email address. Explore over 40,000 MAs, MSs, MBAs, MEds, PhDs and so many more. is passionate about your education. When you need information about the school you're considering attending, help with preparing your student loans, researching universities, or just want information on what college life is like, Peterson's is your final stop.

Graduate School Essays and Personal Statements

See a Career Educator in the Office of Career Education to identify resources for helping you craft the perfect essay or personal statement to include in your graduate school applications. Sign up for a meeting through Handshake.