Are you applying for graduate school and feeling overwhelmed by the choices available to you and the complexity of the application process? This informative and humorous guide for life and earth science students offers comprehensive advice to help you prepare and increase your chances of success. Adopting a step-by-step approach, you will be guided through the entire application process, from undergraduate preparation and choice of graduate program, to funding, applying, scheduling a visit, and finally deciding which offer to accept. Based extensively on a comprehensive survey of graduate admissions programs across the United States, the advice offered is evidence-based and specific to the natural sciences. This jargon-free text ensures that prospective students are well prepared and make best use of all available resources to convince graduate programs and advisors that you are the best candidate.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Pre-graduate school preparation; 2. Graduate record examination (GRE); 3. Your curriculum vitae (CV); 4. Choosing a graduate program; 5. Funding; 6. Applying; 7. Visiting and interviewing; 8. Master's, doctorate, or undecided; 9. Acceptance and decision time; 10. The graduate school experience; Appendix; Index.