Graduate Education Information

Are you thinking about graduate education? The Smith Career Center can help! Plan to attend the “Applying to Graduate Education” seminar as well as the Graduate and Professional Education Fair to learn more about your options.

Take a few minutes to look through the site and learn more about how to explore your options, understand the application process, view a timeline, connect to exam sites, and visit other resources.


Should I go?

  • Questions to ask yourself prior to applying
  • School/Program selection

What School?

  • Selecting the "right" program
  • How to research graduate programs

When Do I Apply?

  • Application timeline

What is the Process?

  • Explanation and advice of each step of the typical graduate education application process

What About Exams?

  • Exams to take for different graduate programs

A Personal Statement?

  • Questions to ask yourself before you write
  • Advice for specific programs, fields of study, samples, etc.

How Much is it?

  • Graduate / Teaching / Research Assistantships
  • Monetary awards
  • Loans

Where Can I Learn More?

  • General resources and links to programs
  • Information

I'm in. What Next?

  • Tips to thrive in graduate education