Thinking of Graduate Studies?
Below are resources to help navigate the requirements of admission as well as graduate school search tools:
Graduate School Admission Test Information
The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test which assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program. More than 5,900 programs offered by more than 2,100 universities and institutions use the GMAT exam as part of the selection criteria for their programs. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programs.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric Testing Centers.
The Medical College Admission Test is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences. Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores.
The Law School Admission Test is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at a designated testing center. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and many other countries. It provides a measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. In the U.S., the LSAT is administered on a Saturday, except in June, when it is administered on a Monday. Many law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall. Taking the test earlier- in June or September- is often advised.
Graduate School Search Tools
Making the decision to go to graduate school is not an easy task. Since 1996, the team for Gradschools.com has been working to compile the most comprehensive listing of graduate programs available. The service is free, and it gives access to information on over 67,000 programs, across master's degree programs, Ph.D. programs, and certificate programs.
This site offers free graduate school searches as well as matching career and interests to schools that offer those graduate programs.
Contains a "Getting Started" page to help weigh the pros and cons of going to graduate school. Also offers many articles on topics like:
- determining whether grad school is necessary
- preparing for and applying for grad school
- financing grad school
An office of the United Stated Department of Education, this site provides a quick, two-page summary of federal aid resources available to graduate and professional degree students.
The goal of this site is to provide undergraduates and young professionals with the essentials on earning a Master's in Education and the many specializations available. We share insights from authorities in the field, such as our video interview with The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, as well as subject guides, advice articles and more. The most recent addition to the website is a comprehensive directory of online Master's in Education programs, which includes more than 1,200 programs from over 300 schools.
A new online resource for people interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work. The website features state-specific guides to issues facing social workers, insights from social work educators such as Betsy Voshel, Director of Field Instruction at the University of Michigan, and more.