Pursuing a graduate or professional degree is a commitment that requires planning.

Continuing your education requires a significant commitment of time, resources, and finances. Start by talking with your Gateway counselor who can help you gather information to determine if pursuing graduate or professional school is the right next step for you. Starting the process early will allow time to: think about what you want to do and why; consider all your options; determine what timing best aligns to your goals and programs of interest; and ultimately prepare the best application materials possible.

Choosing a school or program

Gain a better understanding of the types of degrees available and key tips for researching programs in your field of interest. Also, access special information for international students.
Access information on choosing a school or program.

Navigating the application process

The graduate school application process is comprised of several important elements, some of which vary by program type or even school. Access the below resources for information on the most common application elements.

Learn more about Navigating the application process.

Financing your education

Money for graduate study comes in a variety of forms. Keep in mind that deadlines for financial aid applications are frequently earlier than regular admission deadlines, so be sure to research your options well in advance. Learn more about financing your education and access resources here.

Campus resources

Learn more about the support and resources available to you through Health Professions Advising, Pre-Law Advising, and External Scholarships & Fellowships. Also, be sure to check the Fall 2021 Department Grad School Liaisons to see the faculty volunteer who is currently serving as the graduate school point person for each academic department/program.