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Getting into Graduate School in the Sciences
A Step-by-Step Guide for Students

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  • Date Published: December 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107420670

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  • Are you applying for graduate school and feeling overwhelmed by the choices available to you and the complexity of the application process? This informative and humorous guide for life and earth science students offers comprehensive advice to help you prepare and increase your chances of success. Adopting a step-by-step approach, you will be guided through the entire application process, from undergraduate preparation and choice of graduate program, to funding, applying, scheduling a visit, and finally deciding which offer to accept. Based extensively on a comprehensive survey of graduate admissions programs across the United States, the advice offered is evidence-based and specific to the natural sciences. This jargon-free text ensures that prospective students are well prepared and make best use of all available resources to convince graduate programs and advisors that you are the best candidate.

    • Offers a detailed, step-by-step guide to the entire application process, including specific advice on choosing a research programme and establishing an effective advisor/advisee relationship
    • Based extensively on survey results collected by the authors from hundreds of graduate programmes across the United States, resulting in empirical evidence to support the advice given
    • Provides specifically tailored advice for international students, underrepresented groups and non-traditional students such as those applying after taking a break from studying
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107420670
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 155 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Pre-graduate school preparation
    2. Graduate record examination (GRE)
    3. Your curriculum vitae (CV)
    4. Choosing a graduate program
    5. Funding
    6. Applying
    7. Visiting and interviewing
    8. Master's, doctorate, or undecided
    9. Acceptance and decision time
    10. The graduate school experience

  • Authors

    S. Kersey Sturdivant, INSPIRE Environmental, LLC, Rhode Island
    S. Kersey Sturdivant is a marine scientist who specialises in coastal disturbance. He is a faculty member at Duke University, North Carolina and helped establish an environmental consulting company, INSPIRE Environmental, which focuses on novel ocean observing systems.

    Noelle J. Relles, State University of New York, Cortland
    Noelle J. Relles is an instructor of biology and environmental studies at State University of New York, Cortland. She received her doctorate at the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science where she studied Caribbean coral reefs and marine policy.

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