What are the different types of graduate degrees?
Questions to consider when researching graduate programs:
If you are wondering
Tips, Timeline, and
Tools of the Trade
Applying to GRADUATE SCHOOL 1
Myths about graduate school
Finding the right match
Choosing a masters or PhD?
Demystifying the American Graduate Admissions Process
Graduate Class of 2010
Stanford Computer Science
This paper attempts to discuss at length the various factors (along with their respective weightage) tha
Kisses of Death in the Graduate School Application Process
Drew C. Appleby
Karen M. Appleby
Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
Idaho State University
A survey of psychology graduate admissions committee chairs revealed 5 categories of mistak
PURPOSE AND FORMAT OF THE PERSONAL STATEMENT:
General Purpose: The personal statement is your opportunity to demonstrate what is beyond
your GRE and overall GPA.
First and foremost, a Ph.D. is a research degree. Therefore, something in the forefront of th
ASKING FOR A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Choosing who to ask for a letter of recommendation:
Make sure the professor you are asking knows you. The best professor is the one you took a
writing intensive, small class with. That person can knowledgeably address
Graduate School Application Timeline
Apply for research internships
o See Psychology Advisors/Career Development
Apply to summer programs
Study for GRE Exam
Begin researching potential graduate schools and
What does a Graduate Application Contain?
Application requirements for graduate programs vary by school. Be sure to carefully read
through the application procedure and program requirements. You should make note of all
required materials and deadlines on
Graduate School Application List
Faculty of Interest
Reason for applying to this program?
General/ Subject GRE
How to contact professors at graduate programs?
First and foremost, you must do your research. While looking for potential programs, you should also be
looking for potential mentors and/or professors. Research the fulltime faculty for each program you wil
GRE (Graduate Record Exam). The Educational Testing Service
(http:/www.ets.org/gre/) administers this exam. There are two types of GREs the
general and the subject. Check with your schools to see which, if any, you will need to take.
GRE - General Exa
R E S E A R C H
R E P O R T
Success in Graduate School:
A Collaborative Validity Study
Nancy W. Burton
GRE Board Report No. 99-14R
Predicting Long-Term Success in Graduate School: