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Graduate school

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A graduate school is the school that a college student may attend after completion of his undergraduate education in order to obtain a degree higher than a bachelor's degree. Degrees range from master's degrees (M.A., M.S./M.Sc., M.Ed., etc.), doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D., D.A., D.Sc., D.M.A., Th.D., etc.) or other postgraduate qualification (MBA), such as a graduate certificate, as well as some professional degrees. There are also a variety of subject fields for which one goes to graduate school: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, philosophy, economics, etc. The term graduate school, however, does not refer to medical school and only occasionally refers to law school or business school. Graduate schools are also a part of quaternary education, together with postdoctorate research, and a graduate school experience often involves a significant component of original research, including the writing and defense of a thesis or dissertation.

Although graduate school programs are distinct experiences from undergraduate degree programs, graduate instruction (in Australia, the United States, and other countries) is often offered by the same faculty and departments as teach undergraduate courses. As opposed to undergraduate programs, though, it is rare for graduate students to take coursework outside their specific field of study. Some institutions, however, do designate separate graduate faculty and divisions.

External links

  • Biology Graduate Schools (http://www.everythingbio.com/gradschool/index.php) : Search for biology graduate schools, and find out information about different programs before you apply.
  • Science NextWave (http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/) : Contains many articles about graduate school life, and how to deal with many of the fustrations one faces. Also covers scientific training, career development, and the science job market.
  • FullyEmployedMBA (http://www.edusvcs.com/) : Provides comprehensive content and articles on getting your masters degree in business; comprehensive list of high quality, not for profit universities offering evening programs to get your MBA; detailed financial aid info, work-life balance and everything you need to know when thinking of getting your masters degree.

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