Graduate School

For an appointment to discuss your plans for graduate or professional school, email or call (570) 321-4602.


The most competitive schools begin accepting applications as early as 16 months before the fall semester. Test early and begin research early.

18 Months Prior

  • Research schools and programs of interest
  • Investigate financial aid/scholarships
  • Prepare and register for graduate entrance exams (GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT)

15 Months Prior

  • Take required entrance exams
  • Obtain application materials
  • Note application deadlines and admissions policies

1 Year Prior

  • Obtain letters of recommendation
  • Write thank you notes to each person who writes a letter for you
  • Mail completed applications
  • Take graduate entrance exams if you haven't already

6 Months Prior

  • Check with schools prior to deadline to be sure that your application was complete and received
  • Apply for financial aid/scholarships
  • Send deposit to your school of choice
  • Contact those who wrote you a letter of recommendation to inform them of your choice and progress
  • Notify other schools that accepted you of your choice

You may also choose to take a year off and gain life and work experience, take more time to prepare your application, work to enhance your credentials, or reflect on what you really want to do. This is common, and acceptable to most graduate school programs.




Graduate schools factor in graduate tests, college GPA, personal statement, and involvement in co-curricular activities, with test scores and GPA weighted higher than the others. GRE, GMAC, VCAT, DAT, MAT test scores are valid for 5 years, LSAT for 2 years





General Graduate School Research

Financing Grad School

Fellowship, Grant and Scholarship Resources

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Association of Schools of Public Health Fellows

Beinecke Scholarship

EPA Grants and Fellowships

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Gates Scholarship

Marshall Scholarship

Mellon Fellowship

  • Scholarship Advisor - Howard Tran

National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Rhodes Scholarship

Truman Scholarship

Loan Resources

Reimbursement Programs

Check with your employer's Human Resources office as some employers offer educational assistance or reimbursement options as part of the benefit package.