Figuring out where to go for graduate school can be exciting, but there are many factors to keep in mind when searching for the graduate school that's right for you. Consider the following:

  • Location and size
  • Cost and financial assistance
  • Satisfaction of current students
  • Program focus and areas of specialty
  • Your level of interest in a particular faculty members' current research
  • Quality of program
  • Reputation of program and faculty
  • Research facilities
  • Opportunities for teaching, research or field experiences
  • Student/faculty ratios

Use the following resources to help you find the best school for you

Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions of graduate school students and admissions staff. Visit the schools at the top of your list. Getting an idea of what life is like on campus will be one of the best determiners to finding out if the school is right for you.

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