Graduate School - How do I Pick the Right School?

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Danielle Weiland

Finding the right graduate school and program can be tough! For example, programs include science policy, material science, education, theoretical and experimental research. Some important factors to consider when choosing a grad school include: available research funding, advisor-student ratio and support, mental health programs, specialty clubs and events.

SPS has many online resources to help you navigate grad schools including (GSS) - a streamlined directory of physical science graduate schools. GSS lets you search programs by acceptance rates, GRE requirements, specialty degrees, state, region, and much more.

Learn more about finding the right graduate school, what factors to consider, and more about GSS, here. The 2018 GSS Directory will be available in the coming months!

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