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2 The Graduate School Is Grad School for Me? Amy Hurd, Ph.D. Interim Director, Graduate School Hovey Hall

3 Top 10 Indicators Grad School is for you 10. You want to know even more. 9. You want a new circle of friends. 8. You hate having to do small point assignments.

4 Top 10 Indicators Grad School is for you 7. You like smaller classes. 6. You like/are willing to do a lot of reading. 5. You learn well from discussion & project based courses.

5 Top 10 Indicators Grad School is for you 4. You don’t like Gen Ed courses. 3. You want to work closely with faculty. 2. The thought of research doesn’t make you go running for the door.

6 Top 10 Indicators Grad School is for you 1. You want a challenge that will build your analytical skills & open professional doors.

7 When will Grad School Pay off?

8 When will grad school pay off? It depends…. Immediately vs long term Ask faculty, look at job descriptions Education never loses value! A word of caution for education majors

9 When Should I Get a Grad Degree?

10 Immediately after a bachelor’s degree vs gaining experience PT vs FT

11 Do I Have to do a Thesis?

12 Three exit strategies – Thesis – Courses only – Comprehensive exam

13 How do I find good grad schools?

14 Finding a School Ask faculty Professional associations - accredited Ask professionals Contact the school to talk with them Grad Fairs

15 How do I apply?

16 Review materials online about your program – Process – Requirements Pre-reqs or specific major - MSW Licensures – Nursing, AT Portfolio, audition

17 How do I apply? Go to Admissions website to complete the application – Goals statement – Resume – Essay – Letters of recommendation – Entrance exams – GRE, GMAT, LSAT – Transcripts Minimum last 60 GPA

18 How do I Pay for Grad School?

19 Assistantships – Teaching – Research – Administrative Operational – Pre-professional – Practicum

20 How do I Pay for Grad School? Tuition Waivers – Departmental – Diversity – International

21 Department Name (View > Master > Slide Master to edit) Presentation Title (View > Master > Slide Master to edit)

22 How do I Pay for Grad School? Financial aid

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24 The Graduate School Is Grad School for Me? Amy Hurd, Ph.D. Interim Director, Graduate School Hovey Hall


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