Graduate school is an excellent way to advance within a particular field.
1. Research and Select a Program:
Review the graduate program course curriculum, faculty research interests, student handbook, and community partnerships
University of Houston-Downtown Graduate Programs
2. Consider Entrance Requirements and Tests:
Each graduate program has specific requirement to be admitted to the program. Requirements generally include
a. Previous Course Work,
b. Letters of Recommendation,
c. Personal Statement - Visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab for more information
d. Test Scores
Graduate school exams:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
A half-day, standardized test administered four times each year. Many law schools require the test be taken by December for admission the following fall. Taking the test earlier—in June or September/October—is advised.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
A registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council use for admissions for graduate degrees in the business field
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
A computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States, Australia and Canada.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
A computer-based standardized graduate admission exam.
For students and working professionals who need maximum flexibility while earning their advanced degree, hybrid or fully online PhD programs are often the best option
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