Choosing a Graduate Program
Hard-won advice about applying to grad school. The suggested questions to ask are quite good.
"Two years ago I went through the process of deciding to go to graduate school in computer
science, and I found what I believe to be a profound lack of information easily available on the
web. Thus I decided to do my best to introduce both my own thoughts on the matter and list other
resources. Please note that this reference is primarily for people interested in PhD
programs; I don't have much knowledge about masters programs."
A pamphlet from the Harvard Math Department on choosing and applying to graduate school.
All new rankings of nearly 6000 graduate programs at 418 universities. Rankings include new
data from NSF on where recent PhDs got jobs, how they were funded, and more.
Advice from the Harvard math club.
ScienceCareers, May 30, 2008.
"Now is the time of year when prospective PhD students in economics are deciding which
graduate program to attend. The decision is often hard. If you are in that position, here are a
few recommendations about things to think about."
Advice from Kimball Martin.
US News & World Report, March 29, 1999. The report card on graduate doctoral programs in research universities, part of the annual ranking of graduate schools, is less than glowing.
Great advice distilled from the participants in Chris Golde's University of Wisconsin study.
From UW's Re-envisioning the PhD project
Reviews of some of the top math programs plus advice on questions to ask when visiting a graduate school.
"The Chronicle surveyed the top research universities in the United States about the benefits they provide to their teaching and research assistants. The survey was designed to provide a snapshot of the benefits, rather than a comprehensive look at every graduate student or every graduate institution."
A comprehensive guide for foreign students who are looking to study in the USA
The collected wisdom of sci.research.careers on going to graduate school, doing a postdoc, and alternative careers.