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Pursuing a Graduate Degree

Pursuing a Graduate Degree

The first step begins with you making the decision to continue your education. Do your homework and research various schools and programs that are right for you. You can start right here on campus with our Graduate Studies resource page linking to the variety of CSULB Programs and the Graduate Studies Resource Center, as well as the Career Development Center.

See your TRiO SSSP Academic Coach for more information.

Letters of Recommendation

Standard format for requesting Letters of Recommendation.

Graduate School Resources - search for graduate school programs by subject or school - allows you to search graduate school programs in the United States and Canada. Education - Graduate School Guide

Find a Graduate School That's Right For You! by Peterson’s

Education: Graduate Schools by U.S. News

Online PhD programs



Graduate School Examinations and Preparation Courses

Types of Exams:


Exam Information:

GRE (Graduate Record Exam)

GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)

LSAT ( Law School Admissions Test)

MAT (Miller Analogies Test)

MCAT ( Medical College Admissions Test)

DAT (Dental Admissions Test)

OAT (Optometry Admission Test)

Exam Preparation Resources


Educational Testing Service

Princeton Review

American Dental Association

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Additional Resources

The Council of Graduate Schools is dedicated to the improvement and advancement of graduate education through research and activities to advance graduate education and to promote U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.

Start Class enables you to search through and compare schools by rankings, acceptance rates, exam scores, GPA, Tuition, and much more.

US News Graduate School Directory Find the Best Schools for you.