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The following links and organizations can help you discover the right programs to apply to. Before doing so, heed this advice in order to think through the process more strategically.

Select a profession below, or look for information related to specific academic programs. You can also search sites listing general information about graduate schools.

Associations for Professional Preparation Programs

The AACP provides links to programs across the country, as well as information on the PharmCAS centralized application process. Many, but not all, pharmacy schools use this application system.
The American Association of Medical Colleges provides complete information on applying to medical school, including information on the MCAT and the AMCAS centralized application system.  
  To search for veterinary medicine programs, visit the AAVMC site. Learn about the VMCAS centralized application system as well as admissions requirements.
ACPA is the leading association for administrative and student affairs careers in higher education. Search for masters and doctoral preparation programs.  
For those wanting to attend dental school, the ADEA offers information on graduate programs and links to the AADSAS application system.
Explore careers in physical therapy and search for accredited programs. Use the PTCAS application system to apply.
Explore accredited programs in public health and link to SOPHAS, the centralized application system for most, but not all, public health programs.
 CACREP provides a directory to the many accredited counselor education programs around the country. CACREP accredits specific programs of study (e.g., mental health, marriage and family, etc.), not the overall graduate school, so search carefully.
The Council for Social Work Education provides listings for accredited programs around the country as well as other resources for exploring the profession.
Hosted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (MBA.com). Search for business and management programs, and register and prepare for the GMAT exam.
  The Law School Admissions Council provides a directory of American Bar Association approved law schools. There is also information regarding registering and preparing for the LSAT.
The PAEA provides a directory for accredited physician assistant graduate programs. You will also find a link to CASPA, the centralized application system for many, but not all, PA programs.


Searching for Academic Programs

American Anthropological Association — Use the "Advance Search" feature to search for masters and doctoral programs as well as specialties.

American Chemical Society Search for programs by degree, specialty, and faculty.

American Economic Association — Alphabetical list of graduate programs for Ph.D. and terminal masters programs.

American Historical Society Searchable database of history programs. You must log in to use the database, but you can create your own username and password and select "guest" to use the system for free.

American Mathematical Society — Search a sortable database to find masters and doctoral programs as well as fellowships.

American Musicological Society — Graduate programs for those seeking to become professors in the music and performance fields.

American Psychological Association APA Accredited programs in different specialties.

National Women's Studies Association Database allows you to search by degree offered.

Searching for Other Graduate Programs

The following links are provided for your reference. They may or may not represent the "best" of any program, but are provided as a research tool.

Gradschools.com — An Ad-supported site featuring a searchable database, including subsections in many academic disciplines.

US News and World Report's Grad School Rankings — A very popular resource; however, caution is advised when relying on the rankings. The rankings are based on overall measures and so may not be as useful for subspecialties, especially in the academic fields.

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