Resources for Choosing a Graduate Program
General strategies for researching where to apply for graduate school:
- Find the authors who have done interesting or important work in the field.
- Check their publications to find out where they did this work. (Consult with a librarian to located publications.)
- If the work was done at a university, then rank that university higher. (It would be prudent to check if a researcher is still at the university.)
- If the work was done in the past few years, then find out the universities attended by the researcher. Databases like Dissertations Abstracts or WorldCat can help track down this information.
Prospective Graduate Student Resources
- Oregon State University Graduate School
- Job Survey Got a job or going on to Graduate School? Please fill out our graduation survey!
Searching for Programs
- The Peterson's Guide -- For researching graduate schools
- Kaplan -- Graduate school search site
- Gradschools.com -- Curriculum based directories which include program information, contacts, and links
- 4Graduate Schools.com - Another graduate school searching site
- MyGraduateSchool.com - offers the latest advice on how to apply to graduate school
successfully in the arts and sciences and includes regularly updated articles on
the application process, interviews with graduate program directors and more
tips straight from the experts.
- Online Colleges - A resource for students considering attending an online college. It gives students the most comprehensive and unbiased list of online colleges and universities on the web.
Business Degree Program Information
- Business Degree Online.com - searchable directory of over 2,800 schools that offer business degrees (both on-campus and online), as well as profiles of about 20 career specialties & interviews with experts in the field.
- Find the Best Business School - an unbiased, data-driven comparison engine. We organize and present data in a consumer-friendly format so that you can make quick and informed decisions based on what’s important to you.
Law School Information
- Check out the College of Liberal Arts Pre-Law website which provides a lot of information about how to prepare for law school.
- Find The Best Law School - an unbiased, data-driven comparison engine. We organize and present data in a consumer-friendly format so that you can make quick and informed decisions based on what’s important to you.
Medical School Information
- Association of American Medical Colleges: Medical Schools -- Provides information on medical schools, and links to other relevant and useful resources.
- Find the Best Medical School - an unbiased, data-driven comparison engine. We organize and present data in a consumer-friendly format so that you can make quick and informed decisions based on what’s important to you.
Nursing School Information
- Best Nursing Degree - lists programs from over 2,300 schools, along with interviews of prominent educators and professionals in the nursing field (like the President of the Oncology Nursing Society, President-Elect of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and others)
- MSN Degree - help students navigate the increasingly complex world of MSN degrees
- Online LPN to RN Programs - lists schools with the best online LPN to RN degree programs
- Check out the College of Pharmacy website which provides information about applying to Pharmacy School.
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) - here you will find pharmacy education and career information, including school-specific admission requirements, a list of degree programs, career opportunities, job outlook, research and award programs, financial aid and much more.
- Masters in Education Guide - Database of graduate education programs on the web -- featuring over 3,000 programs. It also contains interviews with current students, job resources, informative articles and state-by-state certification information.
- Masters in Education - provides informationabout teaching in a variety of subjects, the educational climate in
each state, interviews with teachers who have completed a master’s-level education, and a comprehensive list of schools offeringmaster’s programs in education across the country. Specifiesendorsement areas, duration of program, and tuition costs.
- TeachingCertificationHelp.com - This resource provides information about teacher training, certification programs, and education to help anyone considering a career in K–12 education.
- The Robert Noyce Scholarship - Scholarship that is a National Science Foundation funded program seeking to recruit and train science and math majors to help meet the need to prepare today's college students to become tomorrow's exemplary teachers. Particularly interested in making this opportunity available to students who have been under represented in the science community, especially those who are English language learners. There are 15, $20,000 scholarships available for this two year program that involves earning an MST degree and a teaching certificate.
Rankings and Guides to Graduate School
- USNews and World Report -- Career/Graduate School Issue