For more than fifteen years The Graduate School Funding Handbook has been an invaluable resource for students applying to graduate school in the United States or abroad, at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Illuminating the competitive world of graduate education funding in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering, the book offers general and specific information in an intelligent, comprehensive, and straightforward manner so that readers can save time and make winning grant and fellowship applications.
The authors include detailed descriptions of the types of funding offered graduate students, ranging from tuition scholarships to assistantships, work-study opportunities, and university loan programs. In addition, the handbook thoroughly covers the availability of nationally prominent grants and fellowships through the federal government and private organizations. This revised third edition provides a wealth of additional information and advice and details a number of new grant opportunities including several aimed at women, minorities, and other underrepresented student groups. Covering fellowships and grants for individual training, study abroad, research, dissertations, and postdoctoral work, the book includes useful addresses, deadlines, number of available awards, number of applicants, purpose of grants and restrictions, duration of awards, applicant eligibility, and application requirements. The information is comprehensive, detailed, and current, based on data from funding agencies through interviews, review of application packets, web site information, and the authors' many years of experience in the field.
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Harvard Law School is one of the premier law schools in the world. It as well as other top schools draws thousands of applicants from the best colleges and companies. With only a limited number of slots for so many talented applicants, the admissions officers have become more and more selective every year, the competition has become fierce, and even the best and brightest could use an edge.
This completely new edition of 55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays is the best resource for anyone looking for that edge. Through the most up-to-date sample essays from the Harvard Law School students who made the cut and insightful analysis from the staff at The Harvard Crimson, it shows you how best to:
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55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays guides you toward writing essays that do more than simply list your background and accomplishments. These are essays that reveal your passion for the law as well as the discipline you bring to this demanding profession and will help you impress any admissions department. The all-new essays and straightforward and time-saving advice will give you all the insider tips you'll need to write the essays that will get you into the best law schools in the world.
What does it take to get into and through graduate school? What special challenges, opportunities and issues face an African-American graduate student? This book offers practical advice to help African-American students get the most of their graduate school experience.
More people than ever are going to graduate school to seek a PhD these days. When they get there, they discover a bewildering environment: a rapid immersion in their discipline, a keen competition for resources, and uncertain options for their future, whether inside or outside of academia. Life with a PhD can begin to resemble an unsolvable maze. In Behind the Academic Curtain, Frank F. Furstenberg offers a clear and user-friendly map to this maze. Drawing on decades of experience in academia, he provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded, and, most important of all, practical guide to academic life.While the greatest anxieties for PhD candidates and postgrads are often centered on getting that tenure-track dream job, each stage of an academic career poses a series of distinctive problems. Furstenberg divides these stages into five chapters that cover the entire trajectory of an academic life, including how to make use of a PhD outside of academia. From finding the right job to earning tenure, from managing teaching loads to conducting research, from working on committees to easing into retirement, he illuminates all the challenges and opportunities an academic can expect to encounter. Each chapter is designed for easy consultation, with copious signposts, helpful suggestions, and a bevy of questions that all academics should ask themselves throughout their career, whether at a major university, junior college, or a nonacademic organization. An honest and up-to-date portrayal of how this life really works, Behind the Academic Curtain is an essential companion for any scholar, at any stage of his or her career.
From the publisher that invented data-driven college rankings comes U.S. News' Best Business Schools 2019 guidebook, a comprehensive guide to undergraduate, graduate, and online business education. In addition to U.S. News' exclusive rankings, the guidebook features advice, trends, and analyses to help prospective students find the best business program for their professional and educational development. Leading education journalists and experts created chapters designed to meet the needs of everyone from college-bound high school students to mid-career professionals. Topics include: -MBA versus non-MBA graduate programs. Includes a look at data analytics and other hot non-MBA fields. -Best ways to finance a degree. And a listing of top MBA programs where students graduate with the least debt. -The online option: It's now possible to get an MBA or other graduate business degree from a great school while studying at home. Characteristics to look for in a great program. -B school-lite: Top schools now offer specialized online certificate programs and mini MBAs. Here's a look at some of the best - and advice on how to determine which fits your career needs. -Your international options: Close-ups of top international schools that are attracting U.S. students. Plus, U.S. schools are building international campuses and partnering with overseas schools as part of a trend toward more globally focused education. -The executive option: How top executive MBA programs work - and how they can put you on the fast track to upper management. -The accelerated option: Is there a one-year MBA program that's right for you? -The pros and cons of part-time programs -Admissions advice, including examples of two admissions essays that worked, with commentary from admissions officers. Plus GMAT and GRE tips. -Getting hired: Tips from leaders at JP Morgan Chase, EY, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, and Top 20 MBA programs on how grad students can impress prospective employers. -Rankings: U.S. News's extensive rankings of full-time graduate business programs, Online MBAs, Online non-MBA graduate business programs, part-time MBAs, Executive MBAs, and undergraduate business programs. -Extensive directories of brick-and-mortar U.S. MBA programs and of online graduate business programs
Whether you are considering an MBA, a law degree, a master's, or a Ph.D., this must-have guide to more than 1,900 U.S. graduate programs can help you find the best one for you - and the money to pay the bills. Explore U.S. News & World Report's latest exclusive rankings of programs in business, law, engineering, education, medicine and nursing, based on an exhaustive analysis of such factors as the competitiveness of the student body, faculty quality, depth of research, and expert opinions about program excellence. Also featured: top choices in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, the allied health professions, fine arts, and public affairs. Plus you'll find the best online master's programs in business, computer information technology, criminal justice, education, engineering, and nursing. In addition, a comprehensive 160-page directory of business, education, engineering, law, medical and nursing schools provides such vital information as admissions and financial aid contacts, application deadlines, cost of attendance, acceptance rates and more. A team of experienced education journalists delves into the hot career fields for people with graduate degrees - including biomedical engineering, supply-chain management, in-house legal counsel, STEM teaching, rural medicine, and physician assistant. Chapters that explore important trends and provide practical advice include: - "Should You Go to Grad School?" The U.S. is "becoming more of a graduate school economy," but the ROI varies widely from one field of study to another. - "How to Raise the Money" Smart ways to cover tuition and repay your loans - "B-School Goes Global" MBA programs are adding new paths for students to gain international exposure. - How engineering schools are attracting women and minorities - "Breaking with Tradition" Law schools that are getting serious about hands-on practice - "Seven Great Paths Beyond Teaching" A master's in education can open up opportunities beyond the classroom. - "Moving to a Sizzling Field" The many ways liberal arts grads can enter the health arena. For more than 30 years, U.S. News' "Best" publications have been the definitive consumer guides to higher education in the United States. As The Washington Post noted, "You can't pass up the granddaddy of college rankings." Note: Advertisements from universities and other reputable organizations enable us to offer this valuable guidebook at an affordable price. Advertisements do not influence current or future rankings.