2. Applying for Graduate School

  1. Prosanta Chakrabarty Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch2

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

How to Cite

Chakrabarty, P. (2012) Applying for Graduate School, in A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch2

Author Information

  1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960417

Online ISBN: 9781118317211

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Keywords:

  • applying for graduate school;
  • hard truth about applying to grad schools;
  • self-evaluation of one's chances, of getting into graduate school;
  • a master's degree, a fallback to gain research experience;
  • fine-tuning one's search for graduate schools, and potential advisors;
  • preparing the graduate application;
  • application package, “letter of intent”, or statement letter;
  • emphasizing major research experiences that one has;
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE), poor grade on a GRE, a deal breaker;
  • curriculum vitae

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Hard Truth About Applying to Grad Schools

  • Master's Degree versus Ph.D.

  • Apply to People not Programs; and Finding a Good Fit

  • Contacting Professors

  • The Graduate Application

  • Statement Letter

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

  • Write a CV

  • Reference Letters

  • Get a Website/Cards

  • Recruitment Weekend

  • Summary