Making a Grad School Plan: From Application to Orientation

For many students, especially those who may be the first in their families to pursue a graduate degree, the pathway to master’s and doctoral education is not always clear. This book aims to demystify the “hidden curriculum” of applying to graduate school and offers suggestions for planning and organizing the process. Students will find an overview of different degree types and advice on selecting potential programs and preparing the strongest application possible. We also provide ideas for maintaining work-life harmony and building supportive networks once a program begins.

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