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Undergraduate Program

Graduate School Guide

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Terry Hayden is the CS Department's graduate admissions coordinator. She deals with applicants to the department's graduate program, so she is familiar with the graduate admissions process. She is available to advise undergraduate students in the CS Department about applying to graduate school, whether at RPI or elsewhere. She has several books you can look at and can critique your application essay.

Web sites about graduate school and the admissions process

Applying to Ph.D. Programs in Computer Science by Mor Harchol-Balter
CRA-W Graduate School Information Guide
Information for graduate students and those consider graduate study in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County

Lists of graduate programs

National Research Council
Graduate Guide


Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D. By Robert Peters.

Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice. By Donald Asher.

Graduate School: Winning Strategies for Getting in With or Without Excellent Grades. By Dave G. Mumby.

The Grad School Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Getting in and Succeeding. By Richard Jerrard, Margot Jerrard.

How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School. By Richard J. Stelzer.

Greene's Guides to Educational Planning: Making It into A Top Graduate School: 10 Steps to Successful Graduate School Admission. By Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene.

The Ph.D. Process: A Students's Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences. By Dale F. Bloom.

Graduate Schools in the U.S. 2005. Peterson's.

Graduate Programs in Engineering and Computer Science 2004. Peterson's Decision Guides; Graduate Programs.

Peterson's the Ultimate Grad School Survival Guide: Getting In, Getting Money, Exams and Classes, the Profs, the Thesis/Dissertation. By Lesli Mitchell.

Game Plan for Getting into Graduate School. By Peterson's.

Playing the Game: The Streetsmart Guide to Graduate School. By Frederick Ulster, Karl Stein.

Negotiating Graduate School: A guide for graduate study. By Mark H. Rossman.

The GRE Test for Dummies, Fifth Edition. By Suzee Vlk.

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