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Applying for Graduate School: Master's vs. PhD

Get information on graduate programs, medical schools, law schools, the application process, and more.

Finding Ph.D. programs

Peterson's: Search for Ph.D. programs - How to search for, determine the best locations, cost, and opportunities for Ph.D. degrees.

Library Resources: Ph.D. Applications

Master's or PhD?

Online:

Idealist:  What's the difference between a masters and doctoral degree?  Descriptions, comparative charts, how to decide, and examples of how each are utilized professionally.

OEDb (Open Education Database): Master's vs Ph.D. Degrees for Graduate Students: Lisitng of careers in order of those requiring a Master's degree and those requiring a Ph.D. degree, in addition to information on salaries and research.

GradSchools.com:  Master's or Ph.D.:  Which is Right for You?  Analysis of time, money, commitment, and weighing your options.

AllAboutGradSchool.com: Master's or Doctorate?  Information about both options, links to business/engineering/medical/law schools, financial aid, and studying abroad in addition to preparation for tests including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and TOEFL.

PhDs.org: "The top Ph.D. and Master's Resource on the Web." - Directory of programs and rankings by subject area.  Complete with an education index, interviews of peers in Master's and Ph.D. programs, and job postings for Ph.D. and Master's graduates.


Reading:

Demystifying Post-Graduate Research: from MA to Ph.D. (2001)

Subject Guide

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