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Graduate School- How to Research
1. Ask your professors. They will be knowledgeable about the programs that are in your field and that may be right for you.

2. Visit our Career Services Center. They have a library full of Graduate school information, and can guide you to the right resources.

3. Go online. There are several great resources out there:
http://www.gradschools.com
http://www.petersons.com - Petersons Education Center
http://www.graduateguide.com - Graduate Guide
http://www.princetonreview.com - Princeton Review

4. Talk to people in your field of interest, as they may have been through graduate programs themselves. Check with our Alumni Office for potential contacts.

5. Visit graduate schools directly. If you find a program or two that look interesting, go for a campus visit. Talk with program coordinator about the program requirements, costs, fellowship opportunities, etc.

6.Once you have done your research, you can then begin narrowing down your list. When trying to choose programs, consider the focus of the program, course/thesis requirements, opportunities for practical experience, prestige of institution, size of program, faculty (who are they? what kinds of research have they done?) and the future prospects for graduates. Since competition for admission to graduate school is keen, you may want to include alternative choices to help ensure your admission.

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