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Future PhD

Considering a PhD can be a weighty proposition, but don't panic! Below are several resources and guides to making a decision, choosing the right program, and applying on time.

Do I want a PhD? First, some things to consider:


Good GRE scores count. Scores may be used for entry, as well as to determine financial aid and departmental positions. Make sure you know the specific requirements for your chosen program(s). Always ensure that your GRE study materials apply to the most recent version of the test; check online for recent changes:

Here are some additional resources you might consider in preparing for the GRE:

What Should I Study?

Review PhD Programs

Check out these websites to get an idea of who offers the type of program you are looking for.

  • A useful site that ranks PhD programs based on price, aid, post-placement, guaranteed jobs, size, and more.
  • Academic Keys: Tracks current job openings in higher education.
  • Peterson’s Guide to Graduate Programs: Specific subject list for multiple programs world-wide, along with specific links to individual programs.

Tips for Applying

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The links provided are intended to acquaint users with information and services, and do not constitute an endorsement by the University or any student organization. The views and opinions on these sites to not necessarily reflect those of the University. The Graduate English Association has made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information on this site is current; however, all information is subject to change.

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