Graduate School

Why attend Graduate/Professional School?Graduate School

More students are going to Graduate and Professional school now than in the past. Researching jobs that will be available to you with an advanced degree and weighing whether you actually need the education for the jobs you wish to pursue is a good first step. Thoughtful consideration of why you are applying to programs might come after working a few years in an entry level job. Just know it’s never too late to pursue a degree if that’s what you want!

Researching Programs

Entrance Exams

There are a variety of exams including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and DAT. Start preparing for and taking your exam during your junior. Many classes and resources are available to help you prepare.

The Townsend Library provides free materials to help you prepare. Scroll over Help, then click Practice Graduate Exams to access them.

Application Materials

You should begin applying for the programs you are interested in generally during the Fall semester of your senior year. Application deadlines will vary for each school and even each program, so make sure you pay close attention to them! You may need a resume, personal statement, and letters of recommendation for your application. Mock Interviews are also a good way to prepare for graduate or professional program interviews!

Here is some quick information about getting started with your personal statement!

Personal Statement Tips

Career Services is located on the second floor of the Mabee Student Success Center in Suite 202.
Address: 900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8415, Belton, TX 76513

careerservices@umhb.edu 
Phone: (254) 295-4691
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm