Category Archives: Admissions

How is Graduate School Funded?

As you’re looking into graduate school, you may be wondering “How do finances work as a graduate student? How is graduate school funded?” Well don’t worry! Today we’ll be discussing exactly that! How are doctoral programs funded? In general, if … Continue reading

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5 Things to Judge a Graduate Program By, Besides Academics

We’re following up last week’s post on What Graduate Programs Should I Apply to? with some more qualitative things to look at. We’ve already covered the “hard” stuff like academics and publications, so here’s some other things you should consider … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Finish Grad School in 4 Years

Nowadays, many graduate programs are taking students upwards of 5 years to complete, with 6-6.5 years being a common timeframe to complete a doctoral program. Gone are the days where a 4 year graduate program is the norm, but with … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Graduate Program Advisor?

This advice may not be immediately relevant, but today we’re presenting some things we appreciate about graduate program advisors: Research success:¬†There’s no two ways about it: graduate school is about publications, and advisors with a good history of publishing give … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Many graduate programs require in-person interviews for admissions, and the most dreaded question that comes up is the one at the end: “Do you have any questions for me?” Today we’ll be discussing the purpose of this question and offer … Continue reading

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Grad School Interview Questions

Today we’ll be following up last week’s post with questions we commonly see on the interview trail. Take a look at these¬†and make sure you have solid, complete answers to these questions! You don’t want to be blindsided by one … Continue reading

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Can I Apply to Graduate School Without Letters of Recommendation?

Today’s topic is one we see asked fairly often, so we wanted to address this multi-faceted problem and offer a few ways you can potentially skirt around grad schools’ requirements for letters of recommendation. It’s important to note, however, that … Continue reading

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How Many Graduate Programs Should You Apply To?

With admissions season quickly approaching, we wanted to answer a question we see fairly often: “How many graduate programs should I apply to?” The answer to this depends on each individual student, but a good rule of thumb is to … Continue reading

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