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Graduate School Basics

Where can you find information about graduate school?

Ask your advisor or other Biology faculty about graduate school.  Every one of them has been to graduate school. 

Good information about graduate school is available on the web at:

About.com Graduate School
Thinking of Applying to Graduate School in Biology
How to go to Graduate School in Biology
Primer On How To Apply To And Get Admitted To Graduate School In Ecology And Evolutionary Biology

When should you start preparing for graduate school? 

  • Sample Timeline for Applying to Graduate School or Professional School (PDF) (Word)
  • Tips and Tricks for Graduate School (PDF) (Word)

Also check out this PowerPoint presentation (courtesy of Dr. Bob Poage)

How can you locate graduate schools in your field of interest?  One way is simply doing subject searches on the internet.  You can also do searches by way of the Graduate Guide website.

If you're interested in teaching at the community college level, consider the graduate program in the UNCP Department of Biology.