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Graduate School Resources

Resources for students interested in considering graduate school, whether that is a Master's Degree (typically 2 years if a full-time student), a Doctorate degree in a Humanities area (typically 5-7 years if a full-time student studying something such as Literature, Math, Chemistry), or a Professional Degree, such as an M.D. for a medical doctor or a J.D. for a lawyer.


Within Loyola:

ACE has numerous books available for check-out to ACE Scholars with titles like Graduate Admissions Guide, Graduate School Guide, GMAT Test Prep, LSAT Test Prep, MCAT Test Prep. GRE Test Prep.  If interested, come see an ACE full-time staff member.
GRE Fee Reduction Program If you are eligible, half off the fee to take the GRE, the admissions test for Master's Level or PhD Level Graduate Programs in the Humanities (ie: not Professional Schools, such as Medical School or Law School.)
McNair Scholars Prepares qualified undergraduate students for graduate study at the PhD level in the Humanities
Pre-Health  Support, resources, and guidance for students considering health-related careers and applying to health programs: medical school, dental school, physical therapy, etc.  Applications for the Pre-Health committee (applying to health grad school) are generally due in February.
Pre-Law Extensive support, resources, and guidance for students considering a career in law and applying to law school


Beyond Loyola:

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Grad School Guide

A 17-page guide by an association of universities in the midwest about the graduate school application process

Diversity Scholarship Foundation

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP supports students seeking a career in the legal profession who have maintained a high GPA and are actively participating or supporting diversity related programs.  Scholarships available for LSAT class and law school.

Explore Health Careers A website with information about careers and the associated graduate school for a wide variety of medical fields, including physical therapy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing, and podiatry.
AAMC: Association of American Medical Colleges
AACOM: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School Admissions Test (MCAT)
J.D. (Juris Doctor) Program Resources for Law Schools:
Petersons.com Graduate Scholarships

A searchable database of 1.5 million scholarships, grants, fellowships, prizes & forgivable loans - geared for graduate school.

Princeton Review Graduate School Application Guide

An application timeline for selecting a graduate school, along with links to information on studying for the GRE, how to contact professors at prospective graduate schools, and tips on writing a statement of purpose as part of the application.

Scholarships.com Graduate Scholarships 

While less common than undergraduate scholarships, scholarships for graduate students are available, and this site lists some of the options. Graduate students often rely heavily on fellowships or assistantships, but these aren’t available to everyone and don’t always cover a graduate student’s living expenses. Thankfully, a number of scholarship providers are willing to help graduate students finish the last leg of their educational journeys by providing a bit of extra funding.


Achieving College Excellence
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