The Public Service and Graduate Education Resource Center contains a lot of information. To help you navigate the PSGERC, we've grouped the articles around a few general themes which are described in the box below. You can click on the links there or in the menu at right to go to a list of all the articles that fall under a given theme.
Before you read any other articles, we recommend reading the following three articles. They give a great introduction to the issues covered in more depth elsewhere in the PSGERC.
- "Bad reasons to go to grad school: Consider these red flags in your decision"
Lists some important points to think about if you're unsure that grad school is for you
- "Good reasons to go to grad school"
Examines the benefits of graduate study and how it can help you achieve your goals
- "Are you ready for the lifestyle changes?"
Gives an overview of the impact that grad school can have on your current lifestyle
Thematic groups of articles
- Preparing for graduate school
Our series of articles on the process of preparing for grad school
- Applying to grad school
The articles in this group offer practical advice on the admissions process
- Financing your graduate education
Our must-read collection of articles about the financial aspects of graduate education
- The variety of graduate study options
This set of articles explores the different forms of graduate education you can pursue
- Alternatives to grad school
These articles examine opportunities to gain knowledge that don't involve grad school