Exploring Options for Graduate & Law School

Brandeis student networking with Suffolk Law School Representative

Deciding If You Should Go

If you're thinking about continuing your education after Brandeis, it is critical to know why you are going — do you need an advanced degree for the career that you are seeking? These days, graduate programs are looking for indications from the applicant that they are committed to the education that they are seeking with professional aspirations, as opposed to simply looking to stay in school a little while longer. Hiatt suggests that before you apply:

Deciding When You Should Go

This depends largely upon your field. Some programs are intended for students immediately after completing your undergraduate education, while others are more flexible, integrating recent graduates with those who have work experience. Certain degrees are designed to build off of your professional experience, and therefore schools will strongly encourage you to work for a few years after graduation before applying. Brandeis faculty and Hiatt staff can assist you in determining when the best time would be for you to apply.

Graduate & Law School Resources

Whatever your motivations for continuing or returning as a student, staff at the Hiatt Career Center offer you a variety of resources, including: 

Student meeting with Hiatt graduate school advisor

All of Hiatt’s career counselors hold advanced degrees and are here to help guide you through the process, from deciding if and when graduate or law school is right for you to filling out program applications.

Pre-Health Advising

Brandeis University offers tailored academic assistance to pre-health students through Pre-Health Advising in the Office of Academic Services. Advising is available to any student considering a career in the health and health care fields. While many students are interested in pursuing their MD degree after Brandeis, there are a variety of other health professions addressed by Pre-Health Advising.

The Hiatt Career Center can also assist students and alumni interested in health-related graduate programs (e.g. psychology, biology and neuroscience) and regularly works with pre-health students to prepare for graduate and medical school interviews.