Once you have decided to go to graduate school, the next step is
to research and choose a select number of graduate schools to apply
to. This can seem like an overwhelming process considering the
number of schools to choose from. The key is knowing where to
obtain the information needed.
Consult faculty members and individuals who have specialized in
the discipline of your choice and have knowledge of the field. They
may be able to refer you to graduate schools that they know of,
answer questions about the strengths and weaknesses of the
programs, admission requirements and refer you to resources that
you can use. The staff at the college's career center is also an
excellent resource and can assist you in this process from the
beginning to the end.
Consult reference materials and books in your college's or
community career resource library. Some information you can find in
these guides includes number of degree candidates enrolled,
prerequisites for admission, size of institution and types of
financial aid offered. There are also several excellent websites
available as resources.
Guide; School Guide Publications.
The Official Guide to MBA
Programs; Graduate Management Admission Council.
News Online; Information on business, law, medicine, education,
health, and much more.
Check out GradProfiles featuring
in-depth graduate and professional school profiles with information
about degree requirements, facilities, research opportunities,
expenses and financial aid. The Custom Search enables you to select
schools by academic programs and locations.
The Official Guide to the US Law Schools; Law School Admission