Applying to Graduate School

Career Advancement supports students at every stage of the process of applying to graduate school. If you're wondering whether graduate school is right for you or if you're currently in the process of applying, Career Advancement can help you with:

  • Exploring whether graduate school is a good fit for your goals

  • Identifying the type of degree that best matches your priorities

  • Reviewing personal statements

  • Strategizing your outreach for letters of recommendation

  • Preparing for interviews

UChicago offers specialized support for students pursuing different types of graduate degrees. Learn more about which option is right for you below!

For general advice on the graduate admissions process and preparing a strong application, visit the grad school toolkit.


Applying to Medical School

The Careers in Healthcare program supports students applying to medical school and other schools of the health professions. The program provides comprehensive preparation that includes personalized advising, detailed informational seminars, and school selection planning.

Applying to Law School

The Careers in Law program offers students one-on-one advising, workshops, panels, treks, internships, and more so that you can explore the various career paths within the legal field and determine whether a career in law is right for you. The program also helps students and alumni prepare strong, successful applications to law school.

Applying to MBA Programs

The Careers in Business program helps students build a successful MBA application. Students interested an MBA degree should also take advantage of special programs offered by the Chicago Booth School of Business.

Ph.D Programs and Academic Master's Programs

Faculty in your field of interest will be your best resource if you're applying to graduate school to pursue an academic or research-based career! As a supplement to faculty advice, Career Advancement advisers are happy to review your CV, personal statement, and other application materials.

Professional Master's Programs

A professional master's degree can be a great way to build specialized skills and increase your competitiveness in the job market.

Career Advancement offers many specialized programs to support students pursuing different types of professional degrees: