What to Consider When Choosing a Graduate School
There are thousands of graduate programs around the country. You will need to do your research to find out which programs are right for you!
When determining your graduate school options, it’s important to talk to current students and alumni. Begin by creating a list of questions to ask, such as:
- Do you have enough academic and career guidance?
- What do you like and dislike about your program?
- Are you happy with your professors?
- How do you feel about the student community?
- What do you wish you knew before enrolling?
What students and alumni tell you might surprise you and could be extremely valuable in determining the right graduate school for you.
You can also speak with graduate admissions advisors to help you narrow your options. They have experience guiding students to make this type of decision and can provide you with the outcomes of past students whose goals were similar to yours. In speaking with the institution’s alumni and mentor network, you also have the opportunity to assess the type of connections you can make there, and how they may help you get ahead even after graduation.