Graduate School Advising
As nearly two thirds of College of Arts & Sciences students pursue some form of postgraduate study (master's degrees, law, medicine and doctorates), the CAS Career Development office is actively engaged in preparing students to be competitive candidates for graduate school admission. Students receive advisement on program selection and career paths, as well as guidance during the application and interview process. Students also receive input on how and when to begin preparing for standardized tests and on how to prepare an entrance essay.
Sample Graduate Schools Attended by Quinnipiac College of Arts & Sciences Alumni
|Yale University||Boston College|
|Cornell University||The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Dartmouth College||Emory University|
|Columbia University||Georgetown University|
|University of Michigan||Rutgers University|
|New York University||University of Connecticut|
|The University of Chicago|
Preparing for Graduate School or Professional School
The best ways to prepare for graduate or professional school are to take any required undergraduate courses, do well in your classes, study for the entrance exams and reflect deeply on why you want to continue on to graduate or professional school. In addition to any specific prerequisites or desired qualifications (see below for more information), admissions committees will pay attention to your undergraduate GPA, especially in your major; your entrance exam test score; letters of recommendation; and your personal statement, which should be focused, clear and thoughtful.
Structured preparation for the entrance exams is strongly recommended and Kaplan, The Princeton Review and other programs offer preparation courses and materials. Information about the exams and preparation materials is also available through the organizations that administer the exams: DAT (dental school), GMAT (business school), GRE (graduate school), GRE Subject Tests (some graduate programs), LSAT (law school), MCAT (medical school) and OAT (optometry school). For information on when to take these entrance exams, see below:
- Business school application timeline
- Graduate school application timeline
- Law school application timeline
Field-Specific Requirements and Tips
In regard to field-specific requirements and tips for graduate and professional school admissions, professional associations and student national honor societies provide insightful information. Below are some of the links available for programs that Quinnipiac alumni have attended.
English as a second language
Higher education administration
Industrial and organizational psychology
Marriage and family therapy
Public administration and public policy
Speech and language pathology