Graduate and Professional Programs

Choosing a graduate or professional program can be a time-consuming task! With the advent of on-line and distance education, students can choose from a wider range of institutions and programs than ever before.

The reference collection at the College Info Center includes a variety of print resources on graduate and professional education, career opportunities and financial aid to assist you with the planning and application process. Many web resources are also available to help you gather information and investigate educational programs and funding sources.

Locating sources of funding for graduate and professional schools can be a challenge for many students! We encourage students to:

  • Discuss their needs with faculty, advisors and other students within their chosen academic department. Many assistantships, internships or research opportunities are administered by individual institutions and departments rather than outside sources. 

  • Students should always discuss funding opportunities with the financial aid staff at the college they plan to attend. Financial aid professionals are familiar with the resources available on their own campus and are frequently familiar with other sources that may be helpful for students who need additional funds.

  • Search the web for scholarships. A wide range of scholarship databases are available for students at all levels. Check the scholarship search sites in our More Resources page as a starting point.
  • Contact professional associations for the career field you are preparing for. Many offer scholarships or grants to students in related programs.  

Check out our information sheet: Graduate School websites. 

Our More Resources section contains some links to other web sites that provide information about graduate and professional schools and admission tests.  
Our workshop series frequently includes a session for students interested in graduate or professional schools. Check out our schedule of events for specific dates and times. 

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