Graduate School Planning

Graduate school entails a significant investment of time and resources (both personal and financial) and, while the majority of GS graduates go on to earn advanced degrees, the decision to pursue graduate study requires thorough consideration and planning.

Some students find devoting a year or two after graduation to other pursuits—such as working, traveling, or volunteering—helpful in clarifying short- and long-term goals. However, many GS students return to school with a defined career path and proceed directly on to graduate school after completing their undergraduate degree.  

There are many resources on campus to assist you in the decision-making process, including your academic advisor, GS's graduate and pre-professional advisors, professors, departmental advisors, the Graduate School Coaching Program, and the Center for Career Education.