University Career Center

Things to Consider

Commitment to a master's degree or a doctoral program is a major decision. To be confident in your choice of a program you will want to investigate your options in relation to personal, academic and professional factors. Among the most important factors to keep in mind as you research programs are:

  • Program focus and areas of specialty
  • Length of the program
  • Costs and available financial assistance
  • Program's contributions to your field
  • Reputation of program and faculty - internationally, nationally and locally
  • Research facilities
  • Opportunities for teaching, research or field experiences
  • Student/faculty ratios
  • Professional opportunities after graduation

Exploring Your Options

The Career Center sponsors several events throughout the year bringing graduate and professional school recruiters to campus. Use these events to speak directly with recruiters and gather more information.

The following comprehensive graduate school sites can help you explore your options more fully: