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
http://www.units.muohio.edu/careers/alumni/cds/gradschool.pdf (PDF File)

Writing Graduate School Essays
http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/gradapp.html

Writing a Personal Essay for Graduate and Professional School
http://departments.colgate.edu/diw/gradschool.html

Grad School Application Essays
http://www.accepted.com/grad/

Preparing for Graduate School - A Timeline
http://www.uark.edu/depts/gradinfo/prospective/timeline.html

Preparing for Graduate School
https://www.campusdoor.com/graduates/preparing_for_grad_school.jhtml
http://www.careerservices.calpoly.edu/Students/Colleges/preparegrad.htm
http://www.math.pepperdine.edu/grad.html
http://www.fhsu.edu/career/readyresourcespdf/Preparingforgraduateschool.pdf (PDF File)

Applying to Graduate School - A Suggested Timeline
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/dept/case/phdinfo/grad_prep.htm

Tips on Visiting Graduate Schools
http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/grad-school.html

Getting a Ph.D. in Mathematics
http://www.colby.edu/math/students/phd.html

Questions To Ask When Thinking About Pursuing a Ph.D.
http://www.phd-survey.org/advice/advice.htm

Graduate Schools and Fellowships in Mathematics
http://abel.math.harvard.edu/undergrad/Pamphlets/grad_school.html

Graduate Studies in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences: A Survival Manual
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~oleary/gradstudy/gradstudy.html

Surviving Graduate School
http://www-smi.stanford.edu/people/pratt/smi/advice.html

How To Be a Good Graduate Student
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/how.2b/how.2b.html

How to Succeed in Graduate School: A Guide for Students and Advisors
http://info.acm.org/crossroads/xrds1-2/advice1.html

Careers In Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Graduate School and Beyond
http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/careers/

Seven Steps to Success in Graduate School (and Beyond)
http://www-dsp.rice.edu/~richb/success.html

Applying to Graduate School in the Mathematical Sciences
http://www.haverford.edu/math/lbutler/GradSchool.html

Graduate Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
http://www.haverford.edu/math/lbutler/GradSchool.html

Graduate School Decision Process
http://www.depts.drew.edu/career/gradsch/index.htm

Should I Apply To Graduate School?
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/gradschool/artsci/index.html

The Personal Statement
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/gradschool/statement.html

What Every New Graduate Student Should Know
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/docproject/grad.stuff.html

 

 
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