Graduate School Basics

Graduate school is a major commitment. It constitutes an advanced program of study focused on a particular academic discipline or a specific profession. Graduate school is an opportunity to examine a field of your choice with more specificity and direction. Individuals seek graduate education generally for two reasons: Intellectual curiosity and professional advancement.

Classes tend to be small; interaction is expected and often necessary to excel. Most likely, you will be required to produce some type of original research. These demands are often coupled with a work experience, be it a career-related internship, grading, teaching, or researching.