Thinking about pursuing a graduate degree?
Graduate study can be personally and professionally rewarding. If grad school is a good next step for you, planning is the key to having a productive, enjoyable, and rewarding experience. Use the resources below to help prepare yourself for graduate study.
Consider Your Options
Grad School: To Go or Not to Go?, NACE.
Points to consider before pursuing grad school.
Grad School: Getting In, NACE.
Tips on the application process.
Research Graduate Schools
The Graduate School Channel, from Peterson's.
A wealth of resources on graduate schools.
The Distance Learning Channel, from Peterson's.
Search for graduate level distance learning programs. Also offers tips for distance learners.
A comprehensive source of graduate school information. You can search over 48,000 program listings.
U.S.News & World Report Best Graduate Schools
2,000 graduate school rankings in a variety of career fields.
Graduate School Test Prep and Admission Essays
Test Preparation, from Peterson's.
Valuable information on graduate school admissions examinations including GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT. For international studies, information about the TOEFL test preparation is also provided.
Sample graduate school admissions essays focusing on various topics and fields of study (free to view). Essay editing services and an essay help course are available for a fee.
Information for Non-U.S. Students
Graduate School Information For Non-U.S. Students
Resources for international students wanting to learn more about graduate and professional programs offered in the United States. Many featured programs describe their specific services for International students.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL provides English proficiency testing services for international students planning to study in the United States, Canada, or other countries where English is used in an academic environment.
Excelsior College Graduate Programs
We offer a variety of graduate degree programs in business, health sciences, liberal arts, and nursing.
Read details about each program.
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