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Graduate Information Events

Take your education to the next level!

Are you thinking about furthering your education by attaining a graduate degree? Are you wondering how different this is from undergraduate studies? Learn about the benefits of graduate school by attending one of our upcoming graduate information events. Take a look at our schedule below, and get to know graduate studies with us!

Can't make it to one of our on-campus sessions? Attend one of our online Graduate Information Sessions, request more information about your program(s) of interest, and take a tour of the San Marcos campus at your convenience.

If you want to learn more about graduate programs offered at the Round Rock campus, check our schedule for upcoming sessions on this campus or attend a Round Rock academic information session.

If you are wondering if it's too soon to look into graduate school, review our general application timeline.


  Graduate Information Sessions

Attend one of our Graduate Information Sessions for a general overview of graduate studies.

  Graduate Application Boot Camp

Put the finishing touches on your application for graduate school at our Graduate Application Boot Camp.

  Graduate and Professional School Fair

The Graduate and Professional School Fair is an opportunity to explore master's and doctoral programs, as well as attend information sessions about graduate studies.


Graduate Application Boot Camp

Thursday, January 23
5 – 7 p.m.
Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)
Alkek Library, 4th Floor
San Marcos Campus

Graduate Application Boot Camp is a two-part event that will provide tips on completing and polishing application materials from experts in a presentation format and then will give you the opportunity to apply what you learn in one-on-one or group tutoring sessions with tutors from SLAC, the Writing Center, and Career Services. Bring a draft of your statement of purpose, resume/CV, Graduate College scholarships essay, or all three!

If attending the tutoring sessions, bring a laptop with your documents so you can make your final edits in real-time! (If you don't have a laptop, don't worry—computers are available for checkout in Alkek.)

Presentation Schedule:

Time Presentation Session
5 – 5:20 p.m. Statement of Purpose
5:20 – 5:40 p.m. Resume/CV
5:40 – 6 p.m. Graduate College Scholarships


Tutoring Schedule*:

Time Tutoring Session
6 – 6:30 p.m. Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Graduate College Scholarships Essay
6:30 – 7 p.m. Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Graduate College Scholarships Essay


*As a reminder, these tutoring sessions will be held in an informal setting, and students will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Attend the sessions that are right for you, and remember to bring your drafts!


Graduate Information Sessions*

Monday, February 3
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-5.1
San Marcos Campus

*These sessions will be held in conjunction with the Graduate and Professional School Fair. 

Time Session
10 – 10:30 a.m. Graduate School and You
10:30 – 11 a.m. Funding Your Graduate Education
11:30 a.m. – noon Graduate Application Process
12:30 – 1 p.m. Standardized Test Prep Resources
1 – 1:45 p.m. GRE Strategies
2 – 2:30 p.m. Financial Aid for Graduate Education
2:30 – 3 p.m. Graduate Studies and Your Career
3 – 3:30 p.m. Achieving Success in Graduate School
3:30 – 4 p.m. Doctoral Studies
4 p.m. Campus Tour (Meet at the Welcome Center in 3-20)


Attend the sessions that are right for you!


Graduate Information Sessions

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Webinar (Online)
 

Time Session

11:30 a.m. – noon

Graduate School and You
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Financial Aid for Graduate Education

12:30 – 1 p.m. Funding Your Graduate Education
1 – 1:30 p.m.

Graduate Application Process

1:30 – 2 p.m.

Graduate Studies and Your Career

Registration Opening Soon


Graduate Information Sessions

Tuesday, March 10
Noon – 3 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-9.1
San Marcos Campus

 

Time Session
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Graduate School and You

12:30 – 1 p.m.

Funding Your Graduate Education

1 – 1:30 p.m. Standardized Test Prep Resources
1:30 – 2 p.m. Graduate Application Process
2 – 2:30 p.m. Achieving Success in Graduate School
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Graduate Studies and Your Career

3 p.m. Campus Tour (Meet at the Welcome Center in 3-20)

Graduate Information Sessions

Friday, March 27
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Webinar (Online)
 

Time Session
11:30 a.m. – noon

Graduate School and You

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Financial Aid for Graduate Education

12:30 – 1 p.m.

Funding Your Graduate Education

1 – 1:30 p.m. Graduate Application Process
1:30 – 2 p.m.

Graduate Studies and Your Career

Registration Opening Soon


Graduate Information Sessions

Thursday, April 16
4 – 7:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-9.1
San Marcos Campus

 

Time Session
4 – 4:30 p.m.

Campus Tour

4:30 – 5 p.m.

Graduate School and You

5 – 5:30 p.m. Funding Your Graduate Education
5:30 – 6 p.m. Standardized Test Prep Resources
6 – 6:30 p.m. Graduate Application Process
6:30 – 7 p.m.

Achieving Success in Graduate School

7 – 7:30 p.m.

Graduate Studies and Your Career


Graduate Information Sessions

Monday, April 27
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Webinar (Online)
 

Time Session
11:30 a.m. – noon

Graduate School and You

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Financial Aid for Graduate Education

12:30 – 1 p.m.

Funding Your Graduate Education

1 – 1:30 p.m. Graduate Application Profess
1:30 – 2 p.m.

Graduate Studies and Your Career

Registration Opening Soon

A Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

The process of applying to graduate can seem overwhelming; for some, however, it may help to break down the process in smaller parts and tackle each step individually. If you're thinking about applying, review our example timeline (for fall admission) to get an idea about what steps to take and when to take them. Every school and program are different — to start, some programs offer spring admission — so you'll need to adjust the timeline accordingly, ideally giving yourself a year for a stress-free assembly of materials.

Spring 2020
Register for our graduate information sessions or Graduate and Professional School Fair to get a general understanding of graduate studies, the application process, funding options, and more.

Summer 2020
Review your preferred program(s) and the corresponding application requirements, policies, and deadlines. Begin working on the necessary documents, such as resumes, CVs, and statements of purpose. If necessary, take the GRE or GMAT (and apply for our test fee scholarship!), and contact your references for your letters of recommendation.

Fall 2020
Submit your application(s) and all required application materials for admission and funding opportunities, if available.

Spring 2021
Receive your decision. If admitted, begin reviewing external funding opportunities as well.

Fall 2021
Congratulate yourself! You are officially a graduate student. Continue looking for awards, internships, scholarships, and grant to help fund your studies and participate in conferences and other academic competitions and workshops to enhance your professional development and your resume!

  If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2281 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

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