Graduate School Terminology: What do all these words mean?

What do all these words even mean?

Few activities will give you impostor syndrome as quickly as the graduate school research and application process. Academia, especially at high levels, throws around terms, slang, and acronyms like it’s no one’s business. But, no fear, I am here to define some of the most common and potentially baffling graduate school terms!

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Considering the at-home GRE? What you need to know!

Are you thinking about taking the at-home GRE? If so, here are 5 things to consider!

For many Denisonians, attending graduate school is an eventual goal. Whether that goal is something you plan to seek within this year, or the next few years, now is a great time to consider your GRE prep (as scores are valid for five years)!

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Denison Grads in Grad School: Master of Science in International Development

Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein

Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2018
Denison Majors:  Political Science; English (writing)
Graduate Degree Type:  Master of Science in International Development from The London School of Economics, Class of 2019
Contact Me:  rachelepstein36@gmail.com


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school and career pathway: what impacted your decision?

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Dear Class of 2020

To all graduating seniors looking for career opportunities, be patient, and focus on learning. As a member of the Class of 2008, the economic climate post-graduation was depressed with the real estate and financial sector contributing to most of the decline. International trade, as well as the auto industry, were also shocked into submission. I mention this economic crisis, not to compare it to our current economic climate, but instead, to say that this is not a unique time to find a job (although certainly a very unique time to live).

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Denisonians in Health Professions: Medical Dietetics

Name:  Jennifer McCann
Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2014
Denison Major:  Psychology
Graduate Degree Type:  Master of Science in Coordinated Medical Dietetics, from The Ohio State University, Class of 2019
Contact Me:  mccann.3210@gmail.com


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate or professional school pathway: what impacted your decision?

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Denison Grads in Grad School: Master of Fine Art

Lindsay Martin

Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2013
Denison Majors:  Studio Art; English (Creative Writing)
Graduate Degree Type:  Master of Fine Art (MFA) from Oregon College of Art & Craft, Class of 2019
Contact Me:  lindsaymartingrys@gmail.com


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school and career pathway: what impacted your decision?

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Denisonians in Health Professions: Social Work

Name:  Hannah Fiore Gallagher
Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2016
Denison Major:  Psychology
Graduate Degree Type:  Master’s in Social Work (MSW), from the University of Pittsburgh, Class of 2020
Contact Me:  fioreh15@gmail.com


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school and career pathway: what impacted your decision?

Throughout my time at Denison, I planned to get a PhD in psychology.

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Denisonians in Health Professions: Psychology

Name:  Christina Till
Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2016
Denison Major:  Psychology
Graduate Degree Type:  M.S.Ed. in Child Psychology, and a Psy.D. in School Psychology, from Duquesne University, Class of 2020
Contact Me:  tillc@duq.edu


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school pathway: what impacted your decision?

I did not begin my undergraduate career with the intention of pursuing a graduate degree.

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Denisonians in Health Professions: Molecular & Developmental Biology

Name:  Kelsey Troyer (maiden name Elliott)
Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2015
Denison Major:  Biology
Graduate Degree Type:  PhD in Molecular and Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Class of 2020
Contact Me:  kelseyhope15@gmail.com


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school and career pathway: what impacted your decision?

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The Graduate School Process: 3 myths busted

Three grad school myths debunked

Graduate school is both an exciting prospect and an intimidating one. As with all things in the era of the internet, there are also many myths circulating that are not based on these things called “facts”. Sara Stasko, Myth-buster extraordinaire, is here to set the record straight.

Myth #1: You should always try to attend a prestigious institution

Let’s be real: we all want to be fancy!

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