We’ve gone through many of the resources that are available at NYU for students interested in graduate school. In this section, we wanted to link to a few exterior sources that might be helpful as you consider whether or not to apply.
- About.com’s Graduate School section
- Idealist.org Graduate School Info Section (focused a little more on public service/nonproft-oriented graduate degrees, but a lot of good, useful information)
- Purdue Online Writing Lab’s section on Graduate School Applications (good walk-through of the different components of the graduate school application)
- Inside Higher Ed’s “GradHacker” blog (a wealth of articles written by current graduate students, about the graduate school experience)
- Amanda Seligman, Is Graduate School Really for You? The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D. (Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 2012)
A very straightforward account of the process of applying to graduate school, and then the experience of being in graduate school
- Kevin D. Haggerty and Aaron Doyle, 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School: Perverse Professional Lessons for Graduate Students (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015)
A little harsh, but still very useful discussion of the different pitfalls you encounter throughout the grad school experience
- Karen Kelsky, The Professor is In: The Essential Guide to Turning your Ph.D. into a Job (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2015)
Not focused on getting into Ph.D. programs, but on the other end of the process: the academic job market after the Ph.D. A gimlet-eyed look at the lack of academic jobs currently available: a very strategic overview of what you should do during your graduate study to be a strong candidate in the market, and an honest look at the benefits of leaving behind academia after completing your degree.