Students decide to pursue graduate school for many reasons. For some, a masters or PhD is a requirement to be certified or licensed in their chosen profession. For others, it is a chance to pursue a body of knowledge in-depth by the side of masters in their chosen discipline, regardless of what their final career choice might be. And still others have decided they would like a career spent discovering new things, whether in the sciences, humanities, or social sciences, and whether employed in industry, government, or academia.

Many graduate programs offer tuition remissions and stipends, so that financing a graduate education is often less of a problem than people think. National fellowships are also available.

Bucknell Advisors

Each department at Bucknell has an advisor who is the ideal person to turn to for discussions about graduate school in a particular area. Please also check out departmental web pages for additional discipline-specific graduate school information.

Find Your Advisor


Fellowships and grants help to offset the cost of graduate education. We describe a number of national fellowships and travel grants, with links to the fellowship sites and the names of our on-campus advisors for selected awards.

Learn more about Fellowships

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is a good place to get information on the GRE's, and letters of recommendation, including the names of the pre-law, pre-medicine, and MBA advisors.

General Information

In addition to the Bucknell resources described in these pages, Peterson's is a good place to do general searching for graduate school information.


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