Applying to Graduate/Professional School

We hope that you will engage in lifelong learning. Continuing formal education, however, may not be for everyone. Graduate and professional programs are worth exploring, especially if your career goals require additional education. When deciding what to study, follow a process similar to career planning. Be sure to continue to self-assess, explore all of your options, set goals according to established timetables, and make decisions based upon your individual circumstances.

The following resources can help you identify and learn more about programs of study and prospective schools:

  • Internet sites – see Links of Interest for ideas
  • UNE Career Services and UNE libraries
  • Websites of prospective schools
  • Faculty, graduate students and professionals in the field 

Because requirements can vary considerably, be very careful to know what is expected.

If applying to medical school or other programs that require a committee letter, the Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee has an established timetable for their procedures to obtain a committee reference letter. For details, go to the UNE Pre-Health Advisory Committee site. If applying to law school, it is recommended that you speak to James Roche in the Department of Political Science.

Types of Graduate Admission Tests

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) 
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) 
  • Dental Admission Test (DAT) 
  • Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)

If entrance examinations are required, get information about what exam(s) you need, what is covered in the exam, when and where it is offered, and how much it will cost.  Allow enough time to prepare for the exam. Contact the Student Academic Success Center for test-taking strategies.