Is Graduate School Really for You?
The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing A Master's or Ph.DBook - 2012
Seligman (history, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) helps students thinking about going to graduate school in the US decide whether they should pursue an advanced degree. She uses a question-and-answer format to discuss topics such as the decision making and application process, financing, academic expectations, coursework, dissertations and theses, academic culture, school/life balance, and job and career prospects, and incorporates comments and tips from graduate students and faculty. The book focuses mostly on master's and Ph.D. degrees in the liberal arts rather than MBA, JD, MD, or other programs. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Johns Hopkins University Press
Landing a job in today’s academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree—and those who support them—with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school.
Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study—not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics.
This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including
• qualifications and admission guidelines
• financial aid and graduate stipends
• meeting expectations and residency requirements
• coursework, theses, and dissertations
• degrees, jobs, and academic careers
• tenure, research, and peer review
• social life (will you still have one?)
Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you.