Preparing for Graduate/Professional School

The following sites provide information about the graduate school planning process, writing essays, and much more! Some of the sites provide general information, while others offer information specifically for students interested in math- and science-based careers.

The Graduate School Option (PDF File)

Writing Graduate School Essays

Writing a Personal Essay for Graduate and Professional School

Grad School Application Essays

Preparing for Graduate School - A Timeline

Preparing for Graduate School (PDF File)

Applying to Graduate School - A Suggested Timeline

Tips on Visiting Graduate Schools

Getting a Ph.D. in Mathematics

Questions To Ask When Thinking About Pursuing a Ph.D.

Graduate Schools and Fellowships in Mathematics

Graduate Studies in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences: A Survival Manual

Surviving Graduate School

How To Be a Good Graduate Student

How to Succeed in Graduate School: A Guide for Students and Advisors

Careers In Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Graduate School and Beyond

Seven Steps to Success in Graduate School (and Beyond)

Applying to Graduate School in the Mathematical Sciences

Graduate Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Graduate School Decision Process

Should I Apply To Graduate School?

The Personal Statement

What Every New Graduate Student Should Know


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