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Deciding to go to graduate school is a major decision for a lot of students. Having a master’s degree is a great way for students to further their education and to increase their marketability. Some jobs require a master’s degree while others do not. My son, who is going into his senior year at FSU as a finance major, has decided that he wants to get his masters. With all of that being said, preparing for graduate school exams can take a minimum of 6 months to a year.
If your student is interested in getting their master’s degree at UNF, they should contact the Graduate School. HaveUHeard that UNF’s graduate school offers over 44 graduate degrees and certificates with a wide range of concentrations in arts and sciences, business, computing and engineering, education, and health? Click here to apply for a program and click here for a full list of degrees offered. Applications are only good for the term and program that they are submitted for.
As for the tests required for admittance to graduate school, the Graduate Studies office can also provide information on test prep, tutoring, and any programs offered to help obtain required scores. Some of the popular test prep programs are Kaplan, Magoosh, Varsity Tutors BenchPrep, The Princeton Review, Khan Academy, and Manhattan Test Prep. Many are offered as online classes which allow students to study at their convenience. Some also offer private tutoring in person or online, as well as regular local classes.
For the MCAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and others, UNF offers testing services that can be found here.
GRE- Get the ‘GRE Word of the Day’ app to help with vocabulary. Sign up for the Question of the Day from Kaplan. It’s free!
MCAT- Next Step Test Prep offers live webinars to answer questions that may come up as you study.
There is a lot to think about and to prepare, so organizing a timeline or checklist for each school that you apply to would be helpful. Get together test scores, letters of recommendation, personal essays, interviews, and resumes. Look into scholarships and all finance needs.
Finally, it’s not uncommon to take a year off of school before starting grad school. Use that year wisely to gain experience, test prep, and organize your learning so that you will be ready for the challenges that grad school holds.