If you’re considering graduate school, chances are you have lots of questions.  Working with a career counselor can help you explore your options, navigate the process, and make a plan to implement your decision.  In doing so, you will develop the ability to articulate your strengths and skills, so that you can submit your application materials and approach your interviews with confidence.


of the Class of 2018 is enrolled in a graduate school program

Graduate School Program Options – There are many questions and choices facing you if you are considering pursuing a graduate degree program.  Your primary focus should be to explore all of your options and utilize the variety of resources we have gathered to make your best decision.

In the Graduate School Guide, you will find:

  • Exploring Options
  • Applying to Graduate School
  • Graduate School Timeline
  • Choosing a Graduate School
  • Requirements for Graduate School Acceptance
  • Graduate School Exam Information
  • Personal Statements
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Assistantships

Top 10 Tips for Applying To and Financing Graduate School featuring Dr. Don Martin:

Watch Dr. Don Martin, author of Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students and recent contributor to U.S. News & World Report magazine, for an insider’s perspective on researching graduate and professional institutions, going through the application process, and financing your education.

Navigating the Graduate School Application Process: Graduate Admissions Professionals Share Tips and Timelines:

If you’re considering attending graduate school upon graduation, this session is for you. A panel of graduate admissions professionals will share details about the application process, do’s and don’ts, financing options, and how to get started.

  Considering Law School?

Our pre-law advisors have up-to-date knowledge of the law school process and attend current events to bring information on institutions and trends to all students and alumni.  If you are considering law school, please fill out the form found here to receive e-mail notifications of all pre-law activities and events.

 Considering Medical School?

SJU offers dedicated resources to those who wish to pursue careers in the health professions. By engaging students from their freshman year, the professional advising program gives students four years to gain the academic and life experience they need to get into medical school after graduation. For students interested in medical, dental or other professional programs in the medical field, please visit SJU Health Professions Advising or contact Lisa Hansinger: lhansing@sju.edu.