Continue Your Education
Continuing your education for an advanced degree is an important decision as there are many factors to consider before applying.
It’s important to understand the differences in degrees and how they’ll impact your career and lifestyle.
You may pursue a master’s degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Nursing (MSN), or another specialty. Or you may want to earn a doctorate degree in medicine, law, or a different subject.
These graduate degrees can all affect your professional and personal life in different ways.
It’s best to get advice from pre-professional advisors, career professionals, and faculty to find the graduate program that best suits your professional and personal goals.
Although it’s important to note that each graduate program may have its own application requirements, the most common documents you’ll likely submit include:
- Application form
- Resume and cover letter
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement / Statement of Purpose (PDF)
- Additional essays
- Official college transcripts
- Exam scores (such as MCAT, LSAT, GRE)
We recommend you begin the application process about 3 semesters before you plan on starting your advanced degree. This timeline may vary depending on the degree you’re pursuing.
If you’re considering an advanced degree, meet with your advisor the semester before the application process begins to review the required application materials and timeline for your area of study.