Exploring and Researching

As a potential grad student, you need to understand your interests and aptitudes, gather information about schools and programs, and be clear about your goals and the best ways to achieve them.

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Research

Once you have reflected on the reasons why you may want to pursue grad school, the resources below can help you get started.

  • Peterson's Guide works in the same way as it did when you were in high school: to help you locate schools where you might want to apply. It's a great resource for grad schools as well.
  • The Princeton Review can be used to search by area of interest or graduate program.
  • Gradschools.com is a site used to identify a broad range of graduate programs and schools.
  • PhD.org can search over 19,000 graduate and Ph.D. programs at over 2,240 universities in the U.S.
  • GraduateProfile.com searches for universities by state, providing a brief profile of the school.
  • Index of American Universities provides a list of 4-year and professional/advanced degrees searchable by college name.
  • College Navigator, from the National Center for Education Statistics, is a division of the U.S. Department of Education, which runs this site for the purpose of researching graduate programs.
  • GraduateGuide.com provides search tools for graduate school programs in the U.S. and Canada.
  • General Education Online: search grad school options by country of choice.
  • U.S. News and World Report (Publishers of America's Best Graduate Schools)
  • How I Compare can be used to explore Law School options and learn about the Law School Admissions Process (there’s even a free LSAT Prep Course).

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