Graduate School Information

Considering grad school? Career Services is here to help you find, apply and prepare for graduate studies. Click the questions to see the answers.

Is grad school right for me?

Read this article if you’re considering grad school.

How can I find out about the grad school programs out there?

Research available grad school programs in the United States:

Can I earn a graduate degree from Baker University?

Yes. Baker offers graduate degrees on several campuses in the greater Kansas City area, Topeka and Wichita.

School of Professional & Graduate Studies
Graduate School of Education

How can I afford grad school?

Find everything from scholarships to loans to fellowships:

How do I write a personal statement/essay?

These sites will give you tons of tips and examples:  
Essay Edge

Where can I find testing information?

Hard copies of these test bulletins are available in Career Services, but they are also available online. Most grad school tests are administered at the University of Kansas Testing Services. Call 785.864.2768 to schedule a testing date.

GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)
GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)
MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test)
DAT (Dental Aptitude Test)
PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test)

Are there other helpful sites?

What timetable should I follow?


  • Research graduate programs.
  • Review books about graduate school.
  • Talk to your adviser and favorite professors about graduate school.


  • Register to take standardized graduate admissions test for your field.
  • Contemplate key people to ask to write letters of recommendation.
  • Finalize list of graduate programs and request application materials.
  • Begin to research forms for financial aid and assistance.


  • Take standardized admissions tests.
  • Begin drafting personal statement and essays required of graduate programs.
  • Complete applications forms.
  • Request all transcripts be sent to graduate schools.
  • Ask for letters of recommendation or distribute recommendation forms.
  • Set up an APPOINTMENT at least three weeks in advance with professor/faculty you would like to write a recommendation. At that meeting, provide them with the following:
    • Your resume.
    • A stamped/addressed envelope(s) to each school you’d like them to send their letter to.
    • Details on the school(s) you’re applying to and why you are interested.
  • Follow up with the professor/faculty in two weeks to make sure everything is completed.


Finalize personal statements and essays tailored to each graduate program after getting feedback on them from Career Services, your adviser, professors and key professionals.


Mail completed applications, only after carefully proofreading all materials.


Follow up with all graduate programs to make sure your application is complete.


Consider visiting your top graduate school choices.

March & April

Notify each graduate program that accepted you of your intentions.