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Graduate & Professional School Online Guide

Dear Ferrum Student,

     If you have clicked on this web site you are either considering or definitely planning to attend graduate or professional school. Are you planning on an advanced degree for the right reason? Check out “Going to Grad School” in the Graduate and Professional School Guide and review the information on reasons for going on to school.

     Some career fields will require an advanced degree to meet specific employment requirements or even state licensure. You many want to look at how you might progress in a career field, including what an advanced degree can mean for your potential for promotion in your field of choice.

     Researching and deciding on the right graduate or professional school program that will meet your career goals is an important step that can effect your career direction from that point forward. As you can see from the topics on the left, all aspects, from choosing a school to paying for your graduate or professional education, are discussed. You should be better informed about how to continue your education if you review this short guide.

     The decision to attend a graduate or professional school program should not be made in a vacuum. Involve faculty, staff, parents, and significant others to secure the support you will need to reach your educational and career goals. Contact the Career Services Office (365-4259 or for assistance at any time during the process that you are considering going to graduate or professional school.


Rol Walters, Director
Career Services Office
Career and Leadership Center, Franklin Hall


Going to Grad School

Key Information Sources

How Many Applications?

Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admissions Tests

Questions to Ask

Admissions Essays

Financial Aid

Graduate School Resources

Application Checklist


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Guide content adapted from Randolph-Macon College’s Center for Counseling and Career Planning. It is used with permission


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