Evaluating Graduate Schools

The following resources will help you in evaluating academic programs, financial aid resources, cost of study, application requirements, exams required for entry and other relevant information. Talk to your advisor or faculty members in your area of interest, they are an invaluable resource. Also check out some graduate guide school books and follow the links below:

Graduate Programs

Choose a program that fits your needs and interests. Consider the following when examining programs:

  • Prestige of the institution/Accreditation
  • Faculty reputation and interests
  • Size of departments
  • Specialization(s)
  • Special strengths and weaknesses
  • Student/Teacher ratio
  • Curriculum and services
  • Employment Statistics
  • Library and technology resources
  • Geographic location
  • Selectivity of admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Enrollment
  • Amount of financial support


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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