Graduate School Preparation
Research Graduate Programs
- Talk to professors, graduate students, or professionals who have pursued the program
you are considering.
- Use the Web to research different programs, their course offerings and expectations.
- Visit the University of Utah's Career Services Library to access even more information in hard copy.
Ask Revealing Questions
- How many students apply each year and how many are accepted?
- What is the average GPA of admitted students?
- What is the average GRE score of admitted students?
- Is the program and institution accredited?
- Where do graduates of the program find work?
Consider Uncommon Options
- Take courses in the program as a nonmatriculated student prior to applying-allowing
you to try on the program and gain a rapport with the instructors.
- Take night courses.
- Pursue joint degrees (e.g. M.P.A. while earning a J.D.).
- Build your own interdisciplinary degree.
Stand Out as a Star Applicant
- Garner real-world experience.
- Submit quality letters of recommendation-be ready to provide any useful information
to those writing letters.
- Show your passion for the program and its associated coursework.
Navigate the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Successfully