Steps for Planning for Graduate and Professional School

When considering graduate or professional schools, it can be helpful to understand what differing programs and paths can offer. UAR advisors, including Academic Advising Directors, Advisors for Student Athletes, and Sweet Hall Advisors (including Sweet Hall Pre-Professional Advisors), can help you understand general concepts about graduate and professional schools. Considerations should include your intellectual interests, your career goals, and your unique path to pursuing these options. Academic departments can help you explore the different disciplines, and can assist you as you determine your scope and field of study. Through consultation with faculty, graduate or professional students, and postdoctoral students in your future field or profession, you can explore the opportunities available and discern which path is right for you.
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You can create a path to graduate or professional school that is uniquely your own and allows you to explore opportunities at Stanford. These recommended steps will help you plan ahead.
This section provides guidance on planning for a Master's or PhD in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, or Engineering.
This section provides guidance on planning for business school, education, law school, and medical school.
Use the resources available to you through Undergraduate Advising & Research.