Graduate School Resources

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Program Research & Information - General and Specific Websites - Specific Website Include (archeology, biology & biomedical, business, chemistry, english & modern language, engineering, environmental studies, law, medical school, psychology, veterinary)
General Standardized Testing Websites
Specific Standardized Testing Websites
Financial Aid and Funding Sources


General Program/School Information and Research Websites


Website Name Website Address & Description
Council of Graduate Schools http://www.cgsnet.org/ResourcesForStudents/index.htm

Description: Has information on financial aid and fellowships, graduate programs and schools, graduate student organizations, etc.
Advice for Undergraduates Considering Graduate School - by Phil Agre (UCLA) http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/grad-school.html

Description: This article contains advice by the author for students who are thinking about attending graduate school - specifically doctoral programs.
American Universities http://www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html

Description: List of institutions (with links to their home pages) that offer bachelor's and graduate degrees
GetEducated.com http://www.geteducated.com/graduate.htm

Description: Lists Accredited On-line Masters and Doctoral Programs
Getting In: An Applicant's Guide to Graduate School Admissions - References http://www.gettingintogradschool.com

Description: A list of many resources that can help students in applying to graduate school in general and into specific fields.
Grad View http://www.gradview.com

Description: Has articles to help you decide whether or not to attend graduate school and allows you to search for schools by the following criteria: areas of study, public/private, location, special services, student body size, degree type, and city size.
GradSchools.com http://www.gradschools.com/

Description: Allows you to search for graduate programs by subject and by graduate school.
Guidelines For Writing Letters of Recommendation - Berkeley http://career.berkeley.edu/Letter/LetterGuidelines.stm

Description: Information about what different types of institutions (law, medical, academic/general, health professions, business, etc.) are looking for in recommendations
InternationalGradSchools.com http://international.gradschools.com/

Description: Can search by program of interest
Petersons Educational Portal -Graduate School http://www.petersons.com/gradchannel/

Description: Can search for programs by subject or by research interest. There is also an MBA program, law program, nursing program, and distance learning program search.
Re-envisioning the PhD - 20 Questions to ask Graduate Schools http://www.grad.washington.edu/envision/phd/obtaining_phd/program_questions.html

Description: This site provides a list of 20 questions that you may want to ask the doctoral programs that you are considering. The questions are broken into the following areas: time to degree, mentoring, program options, benefits, and career planning. Some of these questions are applicable for students considering a masters program.
U.S. News & World Report - Graduate School http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/grhome.htm

Description: Provides articles, rankings, and tools to assist you in determining if graduate school is right for you and where you may want to apply.
Yahoo's Graduate School Directory http://dir.yahoo.com/education/higher_education/colleges_and_universities/index.html

Description: Can search by region, state, and country.

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Archeology Sites

Website Name Website Address & Description
About.com - Getting Into Graduate School (Archeology) http://archaeology.about.com/blgradschool.htm?once=true&

Description: Has articles on why one would consider attending graduate school in archeology, how to choose a school, the application process, and resources. It also provides a search function for programs.

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Biology & BioMedical Sites

Website Name Website Address & Description
About.com - Getting Into Graduate School (Biology) http://biology.about.com/library/weekly/aa091897.htm?once=true&

Description: Has a listing of what the author calls "top biology programs" with links to their websites.

Advice on Applying to Medical School - Michael Greger's personal experience and advice http://upalumni.org/medschool/medschool-advice.html

Description: Provides advice on preparing, deciding which schools, applying and interviewing. The site also links to other resources such as a medical school directory.


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Business School (MBA, Masters, and Ph.D.) Information

Website Name Website Address & Description
AACSB- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business http://www.aacsb.edu/knowledgeservices/omd2/index.asp

Description: Can look up profiles of business schools by name or characteristic.

Business.Gradschools.com http://www.business.gradschools.com/

Description: Search for MBA, Masters, and Ph.D. programs

Career Journal's general MBA site http://www.careerjournal.com/reports/bschool05/

Description: Articles, Statistics, and Resources
Career Journal's interactive MBA tools http://www.careerjournal.com/reports/bschool05/interactivetools/

Description: Allows you to browse top schools (provides key stats (including GMAT), and job placement); Allows you to search for schools that match your GMAT, GPA, Location, Cost, Demographics, and Employment Statistics; A Calculator to approximate when your graduate degree will pay off (you re-coup your cost). Also has rankings.
College Journal http://www.collegejournal.com/mbacenter/preparemba/20040909-moses.html

Description: Questions to ask yourself if you are thinking about pursuing an MBA
Princeton Review - Business School Info http://www.princetonreview.com/mba/default.asp

Description: Can search for business schools by school type, location, cost & aid, student body, and admissions standards. It also has some rankings.


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Chemistry Sites

Website Name Website Address & Description
About.com - Getting Into Graduate School (Chemistry) http://chemistry.about.com/od/graduateprofschools/

Description: Has links to graduate and professional school programs in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related disciplines. Also includes an article on why you should get a Ph.D.


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English and Modern Languages

Website Name Website Address & Description
MLA (Modern Languages Association) Guide to Doctoral Programs in English and Other Modern Languages http://www.mla.org/gdp_intro

Description: The Guide covers doctoral programs (380 of the 596) in United States and Canadian departments of English, modern languages other than English, and comparative literature. Data from January 2001.


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Engineering Sites

Website Name Website Address & Description
US News & World Report - Engineering School Index http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/directory/dir-eng/direngindex_brief.php

Description: The engineering school directory lists the 185 schools in the country that offer doctoral programs. Clicking on the school name gives some contact information and the website.


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Environmental Studies Sites


Website Name Website Address & Description
GradSchools.com - Environmental Studies Programs http://www.gradschools.com/listings/menus/environ_studies_menu.html

Description: Can search for masters and doctoral programs by region in the U.S. and by international location. Institutions that are listed have a short description and a link to their websites.


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Law School Information

Website Name Website Address & Description
Law School Ratings http://www.lawschoolratings.com/

Description: A strategic guide for successful admission to the law school of your choice. Comprehensive, analytical, and insightful advice for individuals planning to attend law school. Includes contributions from graduates of the following law schools: Columbia University, Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas, University of Virginia, and Yale University.

Princeton Review - Law School Info http://www.princetonreview.com/law/

Description: Has information on law schools (and a search function), contains information on scholarships and aid, and also has rankings and other helpful articles.

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Medical School Information

Website Name Website Address & Description
Princeton Review - Medical School Info http://www.princetonreview.com/medical/default.asp

Description: Has information on medical school, an area to help you search for schools, and information on the MCAT.

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Psychology Sites

Website Name Website Address & Description
American Psychological Association - Graduate Education http://www.apa.org/ed/graduate/homepage.html

Description: Has information on funding sources, programs, postdocs, publications and conferences, and answers to frequently asked questions under "considering graduate education."

Graduate Study in Psychology: Questions & Answers http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/5353/classes/faq.html

Description: Provides typical questions and answers and links to other resources

The Psychology Graduate Applicant's Portal http://www.psychgrad.org/

Description: Has information on applying to graduate school, succeeding in graduate school, and life after graduate school. It also has a section on doing well as an undergraduate.


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Veterinary Sites

Website Name Website Address & Description
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges http://aavmc.org/

Description: Has information on schools, funding/scholarships, career options, admissions data, and application requirements.


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General Standardized Testing Websites

Website Name Website Address & Description
Kaplan Test Prep http://www.kaptest.com/

Description: Provides access to resources for applying to multiple types of graduate school programs, including standardized testing assistance.

LearningExpressLibrary.com http://www.learnatest.com/LearningExpressLibrary/Home.cfm?CFID=&CFTOKEN=
&Refresh=1&HR =http://www.library.fau.edu

Description: LearningExpressLibrary provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series for academic or licensing tests . Subjects include "Elements of Business Writing," "Graduate School Entrance Exams," "Math Skills Improvement," "Nursing," "Teacher Certification," "Writing Skills Improvement" and more. You will get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. [First Time Users: Click on the "New User" button to register.]

Peterson's Graduate School Test Prep http://www.petersons.com/testprepchannel/graduate_entrance.asp

Description: Has practice tests, sample questions, tips and strategies for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, and the Miller Analogies Test.

Princeton Review http://www.princetonreview.com/

Description: Provides access to resources for applying to multiple types of graduate school programs, including standardized testing assistance.
Sample Test Questions http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Standards_and_Testing/Specific_Tests/

Description: Links you to resources for standardized tests including practice questions, test pointers, and other resources.
 
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Specific Standardized Testing Websites

Website Name Website Address & Description
GRE.org http://www.gre.org/splash.html

Description: Information about the GRE. Contains links for test registration, preparation, and ordering score reports.

American Dental Association - Admissions Testing http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/index.asp

Description: Provides information on the test, how to prepare and how to register.

Graduate Management Admissions Council http://www.gmat.org/GMAC/default.htm

Description: Has information about the GMAT, details on the format and the length of sections, and information on how to register.

Law School Admissions Council http://www.lsac.org/

Description: Has information on the LSAT, allows you to register on-line, has law school rankings, and has links to law schools.

MBA.com http://www.mba.com/mba/FAQ/HowDoIRegister.htm

Description: Where to register for the GMAT.

Medical College Admission Test http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

Description: Provides information about the MCAT, allows you to register, and has sample test questions.
TOEFL- Test of English as a Foreign Language http://www.ets.org/toefl/

Description: Has information about the TOEFL, online registration, and practice questions.


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Financial Aid and Funding Sources

Website Name Website Address & Description
FinAid http://finaid.com/

Description: Guide to Financial Aid

Graduate Fellowship Programs - from gradschools.com http://fellowships.gradschools.com/

Description: Provides fellowship information including description, amount offered, length of fellowship, deadline, eligibility, and application information including contact information.

Graduate Fellowships of the Hertz Foundation http://www.hertzfndn.org/

Description: A private foundation which provides fellowships tenable at three dozen of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences.

The Fellowship Database - Provided by Cornell University http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/

Description: The Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database primarily lists fellowships from non-Cornell sources. Can search by categories and has links to other sources.
The National Academies: Advisors to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine http://www.nationalacademies.org/grantprograms.html

Description: The National Academies offer several different fellowships in science, engineering and medicine. Has links to each fellowship available.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Health http://www.woodrow.org/womens-studies/health/

Description: Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Health
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies http://www.woodrow.org/womens-studies/

Description: Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe/index.purpose.html

Description: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - Humanistic Studies http://www.woodrow.org/mellon/

Description:  Humanistic Studies Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - Public Policy and International Affairs http://www.woodrow.org/public-policy/

Description: Public Policy and International Affairs

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