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You’ve decided to attend graduate or professional school—what’s next? The Career Development Center (CDC) is here to help you research and evaluate schools, explore funding, write your personal statement, prepare for interviews, and more.

After deciding that graduate/professional school is right for you, the next step is to research programs that match your interests and fit your needs. Don’t worry about what you majored in as an undergrad, you don’t necessarily need to continue studying it in grad school—instead, focus on your interests, talk to professionals, and research various programs.

To start:

  • Visit or request information from schools that interest you
  • Attend graduate fairs and forums
  • Speak with WPI faculty for advice and to help you sort through your interests and priorities
  • Connect with WPI Alumni to learn about their experiences with various graduate programs
  • Explore the LinkedIn Alumni or Graduate School features to learn more about popular programs and paths

Factors to consider once you find a program that interests you are similar to those you thought about when choosing an undergraduate program—be sure to research the quality of the program, reputation of faculty, and opportunities available during your time as a student and after graduation.

For more specific information on how to evaluate graduate and professional schools, please access the Preparing for Graduate School (PDF)Health Programs (PDF), and Law School tipsheets (PDF), or schedule an appointment with a CDC Staff Member on “Graduate School Planning”.

Additional web resources for Graduate Schools:

U.S. Graduate Schools

International Graduate Schools