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Around 30% of each senior class pursues a graduate program in a variety of disciplines immediately following graduation from the University of Denver. (Many more pursue grad school a few years later.) If your plan is to go to grad school, we are hear to help: we offer you many resources to help you research, apply to and practice interviews for graduate programs.

1.   Meet with an Adviser

If you're interested in going to graduate school for law, medicine, or allied health, contact the pre-law, pre-health or pre-allied health adviser to learn more about how best to prepare for those graduate programs. They can be reached at 303.871.2455. For other graduate programs, contact the AHSS graduate student services manager at 303.871.2169.

2.   Find a Program

Begin your graduate school search with research on various graduate degrees, programs and schools. To start this research check out to learn about different schools and their admissions processes or use one of the many graduate school research resources available to you through the Office of Career Services.

3.   Research Application Timelines

Click here for timelines of the graduate school, pre-law and pre-med application timelines.

4. Prepare for Admission Exams

Once you determine where you'd like to apply, determine the admissions requirements for each program. While some programs will require that you've completed various academic coursework, every graduate program will require that you take an admissions exam like the GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT. Use the information linked here to learn more about these exams and how best to prepare.

5. Personal Statements and Interview Prep

Throughout your graduate school research and applications feel free to schedule an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your graduate school options. In additional to their regularly scheduled resume and cover letter reviews we also review personal statements and essays for graduate school and can help you prepare for your interview with a graduate school mock interview. Don't miss out on all of the resources our office has to offer and the many ways we can help you as you explore graduate school programs and the career possibilities that come with an advanced degree.

**Source: Wake Forest Career Services, 2013