Applying to Graduate School

Graduate School Overview

Planning ahead is essential to the graduate school application process. Begin the summer before your senior year of college or at least a year before you plan to attend graduate school. Our timetable can be used as a guide for the steps you need to take. No generalized chart provides the specifics you will need to meet your personal timeline. As you refine your own timeline, carefully examine each application for deadlines as they may vary significantly. Keep your timeline updated and be sure to follow it.  Below are additional resources to help you in your application process.  

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Research Graduate Programs helps you figure out which graduate degree to pursue with hundreds of thousands of data points from the U.S. Dept of Education, NCES, and every U.S. accrediting board. Master's Education Guides - such as the MPH Program and Online MPA program - highlight top national graduate programs, career paths for your degree, and program comparisons. 

DiscoverBusiness has placed all rankings of MBA programs from the 5 top publications into 1 simple table so that you can compare them easily. Rankings are provided from U.S. News and World Report, The Economist, The Financial Times Global, QS World University Rankings, and Forbes. is a resource entirely dedicated to potential Doctor of Education (EdD) students. A comprehensive directory of EdD programs, organized by State, specialty, and delivery format, helps you find the best program for you, along with additional advice for students, including how to determine if an EdD is worth it. helps to answer your questions about graduate school by providing you access to information about more than 67,000 programs, including master’s degrees, Ph.D.’s, and certificate programs. allows you to search graduate school programs in the United States and Canada. This site will help you compare and contrast colleges and universities offering accredited graduate programs. has built a user interface that allows you to quickly get the information you need to amp up your grad school search and is free. All you need for registration is an email address. Explore over 40,000 MAs, MSs, MBAs, MEds, PhDs and so many more. helps you comb through the hundreds of Online MBA programs and learn the differences and similarities between them. From an MBA in Marketing to an MBA in Financial Planning, their concentration guides and state-by-state career outlook guides can help you determine which course to take. provides unbiased business career information, concentration option guides and information on becoming a leader in today’s business world. is passionate about your education. When you need information about the school you're considering attending, help with preparing your student loans, researching universities, or just want information on what college life is like, Peterson's is your final stop.

U.S. News analyzes more than 2,000 graduate programs to provide resources and tools to help you find the best program for you, including annual rankings of the best programs in all major areas of study.


Graduate School Essays and Personal Statements

See a Career Educator in the Office of Career Education to identify resources for helping you craft the perfect essay or personal statement to include in your graduate school applications. Sign up for a meeting through Handshake.