Graduate School Support & Resources

Graduate education Graduate education involves a more narrowly focused program of study than undergraduate work. There are a wide variety of programs. You may earn a degree that is either academic or professional.

Academic degrees (e.g., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.) involve acquiring and communicating new knowledge through original research, and are awarded in almost all disciplines (e.g. arts and humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences).

Professional degrees emphasize the practical application of knowledge and skills and may be earned in areas such as: medicine (M.D. or D.O.), law (J.D.), business (M.B.A.), and education (M.Ed.). Other degrees in specialized fields include: fine arts (M.F.A.), library science (M.L.S.) and social work (M.S.W.).

Check out these links for additional support and resources for your graduate school journey:

What is Graduate School?
Graduate School Resources at Bates
Grad School 101 Workshop

Online Directories and Resources to Research Programs

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
Personal Statement/Statement of Intent
Letters of Recommendation

Graduate School Funding