Evaluating Graduate Schools

The following resources will help you in evaluating academic programs, financial aid resources, cost of study, application requirements, exams required for entry and other relevant information. Talk to your advisor or faculty members in your area of interest, they are an invaluable resource. Also check out some graduate guide school books and follow the links below:

Graduate Programs

Choose a program that fits your needs and interests. Consider the following when examining programs:

  • Prestige of the institution/Accreditation
  • Faculty reputation and interests
  • Size of departments
  • Specialization(s)
  • Special strengths and weaknesses
  • Student/Teacher ratio
  • Curriculum and services
  • Employment Statistics
  • Library and technology resources
  • Geographic location
  • Selectivity of admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Enrollment
  • Amount of financial support

News

You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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