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Is Graduate School Really for You? The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D. , by Amanda I. Seligman, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins University Press). You have questions about attending graduate school — and this book has the answeers. In fact, the book is even written in a Question/Answer format. This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree — and those who support them — with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school.
OTHER GRAD SCHOOL BOOKS:
Barron’s Guide to Graduate Business Schools (Barrons).
Barron’s Guide to Law Schools (Barrons).
Barron’s Guide to Medical and Dental Schools (Barrons).
Essays That Will Get You into Medical School, by Daniel Kaufman, Amy Burnham, and Chris Dowhan (Barrons).
Getting What You Came for: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or a Ph.D., by Robert L. Peters (Noonday Press).
Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice, by Donald Asher (Ten Speed Press).
Graduate School: Winning Strategies for Getting in With or Without Excellent Grades, by Dave G. Mumby, Ph.D. (Proto Press).
How to Get a Ph.D.: A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors, by Estelle M. Phillips and Derek Salman Pugh (Open University Press).
How to Get into the Right Dental School, by Carla S. Rogers (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books).
How to Get into the Top Law Schools, by Richard Montauk (Prentice Hall).
How to Get into the Top MBA Programs, by Richard Montauk (Prentice Hall).
How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School, by Richard J. Stelzer (Peterson).
Insider’s Guide to Medical School Admissions, by R. Stephen Toyos (CENGAGE Delmar Learning).
Kaplan GMAT (Kaplan).
Kaplan GRE Exam (Kaplan).
Kaplan MCAT (Kaplan).
Marketing Yourself to the Top Business Schools, by Phil Carpenter and Carol Carpenter (Wiley).
Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond, by Patricia A. Gosling, Ph.D. and Bart D. Noordam, Ph.D. (Springer).
Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students, by Robert H. Miller and Dan Bissell, M.D. (St. Martin’s Griffin).
Peterson’s Graduate & Professional Programs: An Overview (Peterson Guides).
Peterson’s Graduate Schools in the U.S. (Peterson).
Peterson’s Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences (Peterson Guides).
Peterson’s Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (Peterson Guides).
Peterson’s MBA Programs (Peterson).
Scholarships, Grants & Prizes (Petersons).
Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, by Kjell Erik Rudestam and Rae R. Newton (Sage).
Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements in the United States and Canada (Purdue University Press).
Wall Street Journal Guide to the Top Business Schools (Random House).
Which MBA?: A Critical Guide to the World’s Best MBAs, by George Bickerstaffe (FT Press).
Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach, by Gordon B. Davis and Clyde A. Parker (Barrons).
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