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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Graduate & Professional Schools: Researching Schools

A resource for exploring graduate and professional schools.

What do I need to know?

There are many elements that go into choosing the graduate or professional school that is a right fit for you. Consider:


  • Faculty research interests and specializations
  • Degrees offered
  • Support and experiences offered (e.g., field experiences, research grants, assistantships, etc.)
  • Program rankings and competitiveness
  • Tuition and cost
  • Location and Environment

Have a question?

Key resources for researching schools

Many of the elements listed above are covered in these resources. All listed print resources are available at the Van Pelt and Opie library.

School Rankings

Rankings look broadly at information such as enrollment, tuition, number of accepted applicants, and more. Keep in mind that they may not reflect your specific research area or interests at a school.