Wondering if grad school is right for you? This week, we’re putting together a guide to the grad school experience, brought to you by those who know it best: current students and recent alums. Come back all week for an inside look at med school, law school, PhD programs, and more!

Check out what we've done so far:

MA Programs

Thinking about getting your master’s? In the wrap-up to our Grad School Guide, we sat down with three students and recent grads in three very different programs: Sports Marketing, Education, and Creative Writing.

MBA Programs

Thinking about b-school? We sat down with current students and a recent alum and learned more about what to expect from the admissions process, classes, and the post-grad job search.

Medical School

Ever thought about being a doctor? We sat down with three MD students and got an insider look at what med school is really like, plus some important insights for the application process.

PhD Programs

Thinking about an in-depth degree in your field? We sat down with three PhD students in three very different programs—Poli Sci, Communications, and Environmental Toxicology—to get their take on the grad school experience.

Law School

If you were a Poli Sci major in undergrad, love debating policy issues with your friends, or even just watch Law & Order as a guilty pleasure, you’ve probably contemplated law school at some point. We sat down with three students and recent grads and got their take on what the experience is really like.

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What You Need to Know about the GRE

Thinking about going to grad school? Before you start combing through next semester’s course list, remember that there’s an important step ahead: the GRE. Here’s all the basics on planning, preparing, and test-taking to help you get started.

Is Grad School Worth the Cost?

Deciding whether to spend the cash (and time) on a graduate degree? With rising tuition costs and high unemployment, it's important to take a look at the return on your investment. Consider these factors to help you make a smart decision.

Apps Away: Applying to the Best Grad Schools for You

It’s almost time to start thinking about school again—particularly if you’re applying for graduate programs. Check out these tips on finding the right programs to apply to this fall.

Should You Get a Master’s in International Relations?

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a secret agent, running for president, or making a difference in the developing world, chances are you’ve considered a master’s in International Relations. Here’s how to figure out if the degree is right for you.

The Verdict: Should You Go to Law School?

Law school can be a great choice, but it's important to make sure you're doing it for the right reasons. Here’s the truth behind some common motives, and some important things to consider before taking the plunge.

MBA Motivation: Should you go to B-School?

An MBA will fast-track your career, get you an in with your dream company, and put a permanent gold star on your resume, right? Not so fast. B-school is a great choice for many, but it's not for everyone. Here's how to know if it's right for you.