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Applying to Graduate School

No matter what program you select for graduate school, your chance of being accepted will be strongly influenced by your research experience, references, and graduate record examination (GRE). Students serious about graduate school should seek out research opportunities and make sure they cultivate relationships with faculty during their undergraduate education. The procedure below outlines the general process of selecting and applying to graduate school, but individual programs may vary.

Applying to health professional schools is a very different process, although some programs such as combined M.D. / PhD. programs will share similar traits. Although it can happen, students interested in science generally do not go to graduate school at the same place they did their undergraduate degree.

Is Graduate School Right for You?

Timeline and Tasks


Information retrieved from Indiana University: Applying to Graduate School.

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