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Graduate and Professional School

Should You Go to Graduate or Professional School?


Before pursuing graduate or professional school, ask yourself a few questions:

  • Why do I want to go to graduate school?
  • Do I need a graduate degree to further my career?
  • Am I passionate enough about a subject to engage in intensive study?
  • What program will best fit my needs and interests?
  • Should I start a graduate program immediately, or work for a few years instead?
  • Should I build more hands-on experience in my field before attending graduate school?
  • Can I afford graduate school?

Career Services Suggests: Don't go to grad school just because you don't know what else to do with yourself. If you are unclear about your options, come speak with an advisor.

Researching Graduate and Professional Schools

Graduate School Testing

Graduate School Testing Preparation


Pre-professional Advising Programs at UMass Amherst


Pre-Law Advising

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising

Graduate and Professional School Information Day


Each year, Career Services hosts more than 150 graduate and professional schools from across the country and abroad at this informational fair.

Letters of Recommendation


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