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Preparing for Graduate School


Many Hamilton seniors make the choice to go to graduate school. Between 16-23% end up going directly from Hamilton. Hamilton Professors in disciplines you are considering may be an excellent resource for you.

Students contemplating graduate study should consult as early as possible with the chair of the department in which they plan to concentrate. Knowledge of requirements for the primary field of interest and of appropriate related courses is essential to planning a solid program.

The staff of the Career Center regularly advises students on postgraduate planning, and many faculty members are available for consultation concerning study or careers in their particular fields of interest.

Any student planning on graduate work should be aware that many programs require a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language for the master’s degree and often two for the doctorate. A student should consider whether French, German, Greek, Latin, Russian, Spanish or a non-Western language will be helpful.

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