Selecting a Graduate School Program

Selecting a graduate school program that is a good fit for you involves a significant amount of introspection and research. You need to determine what you hope to gain from a graduate degree and then find schools that will fulfill your needs and where you will most likely be admitted.

To identify programs in your field of interest, consult with faculty, mentors, alumni, and the graduate advising staff at the BCDC. In addition to your “people” resources, there are also a variety of on-line resources which will help you to expand your list of programs: – Search for schools including online degree options.

U.S. News and World Report – Lists of schools and articles about researching and financing graduate school education. The Bates Career Development Center subscribes to the Premium Edition which allows one to search admissions data based on scores and GPA for select programs. If you wish to use this service, please contact the BCDC.