Office ofCareer Connections

Deciding to attend Graduate School is a big decision. Each program/school is different, it is essential to spend time discovering your options and researching the possibilities.

Tips for the Graduate School Search Process

  • Talk with your professors and find out where they went to graduate school, ask if there are particular graduate programs in their field they would recommend.
  • Research Professional Associations in your field of interest. Many associations will provide information about accredited graduate programs in their field.
  • Identify application requirements for your graduate program of interest, including: any required undergraduate coursework, required admissions test (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.).
  • Seek internship and volunteer opportunities in areas related to your desired field to make you more competitive in the application process.
  • Talk with current students and faculty members at the schools you are considering.

Useful Websites for Graduate School Research/Preparation

General Graduate School Search Engines

http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.collegesource.org/home.asp
http://www.gradsource.com http://www.gradschools.com
bestnursingdegree.com  http://www.educationdegree.com/
http://www.educationdegrees.org Law School Admission Council
http://www.businessdegreeonline.com

Rhodes Scholar & Other Fellowships 

Information about Common Tests Required for Graduate Program Admission

GRE Information LSAT Information 
GMAT Information MCAT Information

Information about Applying to Medical School and Other Health Professions

Information about Applying to Law School and Criminal Justice Programs

Information about Graduate Programs at Pacific Lutheran University

Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Science in Nursing Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Master of Arts - Marriage and Family Therapy  


Recommendations from Academic Departments at PLU for graduate school in that field of study

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