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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:

GraduateGuide.com – a directory of Graduate Schools in the United States and Canada. This site will help you find colleges and universities that offer accredited graduate programs that most interest you.

Gradschools.com – Search from over 60,000 master’s degrees, doctorate / doctoral degrees, PhD’s and graduate certificate programs. Search by subject, graduate school or metro area nationwide and for international graduate programs.

Engineering - A comprehensive directory of engineering degree programs online

Petersons.com – 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.


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