Graduate School

Finding and applying to graduate schools can be hard to navigate. The following resources may help you with that process. For CEO handouts related to timelines, letters of recommendation, and personal statements, view our Related Documents linked below. 

For individual advising, meet with a member of the CEO team to:

  • discuss if graduate school is the right decision for you 
  • discuss your career goals and interests
  • create a plan for locating programs
  • receive guidance and feedback with your application materials

Related Documents    Schedule an Appointment

Locating Programs

Finding your Graduate School Fit


The Art of Selecting a Graduate Program
This article offers information about how to choose the right graduate schools to apply to and narrow your list.

A Tool to Help You Pick the Right Grad School
This tool from the Muse offers a rubric to guide your decision-making and choose a school that fits your criteria.  

Program Guides


Graduate Guide

Locate graduate programs as well as a calendar of graduate school fairs.

Maryland Online
Offers information on graduate courses, certificates, and degree programs offered via distance through Maryland's colleges and universities.

Peterson's Graduate Planner
Search for graduate programs in variety of disciplines.

U.S. News and World Reports
Link to the magazine's annual ranking of the best graduate, business, law, and medical schools.

Researching International Graduate Schools

There are many options when pursuing graduate school including attending school abroad. Learn about various international programs.

Financing Graduate School

View our resources that can be useful in planning for ways to fund your graduate education.

In addition to these external resources and fellowship competitions, please keep in mind that Goucher College has some funds available to support students and alumnae/i who plan to attend graduate and professional school (explained in the link above). For more information on these fellowships, please contact the office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies (410-337-6460). These fellowships are typically announced to seniors in early February, with an application deadline in early March.

Testing Information

When preparing to apply for graduate school there are many different tests that your particular institution will require. View the Graduate School Testing Information page to learn more about the specific tests.

Personal Statements

Guide to Writing a Personal Statement (PDF)

The Writing Center at Goucher College
Tutors at the Writing Center are helpful in all aspects of the personal statement writing process: talking with you as you brainstorm ideas, helping you to organize your thoughts, sharing ideas on revisions, and providing feedback on proofreading and grammar. Working with Writing Center tutors as well as the CEO staff will help you to prepare a stronger personal statement. To schedule a tutoring session, follow the link above.

Graduate School Statements (from UC Berkeley)
Provides helpful information in crafting a solid personal statement for graduate school admission.

Top Graduate School Essay Writing Mistakes You Must Avoid 

Grammarly Basic Grammar Rules
A simple guide to English grammar rules

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions
This list of questions & answers regarding letters of recommendation from the career center at Berkeley is filled with useful suggestions.

Getting Recommendations
This article from GradSchools.com overviews the process of requesting letters of recommendations.


Disclaimer

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