Post Graduate Studies
How and when should students begin to prepare for
graduate or professional school?
To ensure students are on track for admission into graduate or
professional school, they should work closely with their advisors.
In addition to their academic advisor, students can speak to
pre-law, pre-health, and pre-graduate advisors in the Office of
Post-Graduate Studies. Advisors can help students with selecting
appropriate graduate and professional schools, provide information
on the application process, and provide assistance with various
aspects of the application such as the personal statement or
statement of purpose. The Office of Post-Graduate Studies also
provides upwards of 30 programs a year on various topics including
strategies on gaining admission to post-graduate school,
standardized test preparation, personal statements and application
essays, and how to research graduate programs.
Students should work to strengthen their application with
co-curricular activities such as internships and mentoring programs
throughout their time at Butler. Students should begin to research
graduate and professionals schools including their respective
admission requirements no later than the spring of their junior
year, and register for any required admission tests for the
following summer, depending on their intended post-graduate
program. Students are also advised to start working on their
personal statements in the summer before their senior year.
Further information can be found at www.butler.edu/post-graduate.