Graduate School and You: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students
    February 12, 2014

    This revised guide provides practical, straightforward advice about graduate education for prospective students. Updated information on master's and doctoral study, the benefits of a graduate degree, the application and admissions process, and current online and other sources of financial support for graduate study make this guide an indispensable tool for recruiting, student orientation, and mentoring.


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