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Road Map for Graduate Study

A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students — Second Edition

Don Martin

116 pages
Dr Donald C Martin

Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students (Second Edition), by Dr. Donald C. Martin, is the first and only comprehensive book about graduate school. It is written by a career insider who seeks to educate and enlighten individuals not only about the research and application process, but also about how to succeed in graduate school.

Road Map features 7 personal questions to ask about your motivation to earn a graduate degree, a 12-month checklist before applying, 7 ways to get recognized as an applicant, 7 deadly sins for applicants, how to respond if wait listed, denied or admitted, how to make the final enrollment decision, and 15 essential pointers on thriving in grad school.

Road Map is: 1) perfect for college students and recent graduates; 2) invaluable for older students considering a graduate degree; 3) a great resource for career and educational advisors in counseling their students; 4) a must for parents and other “influencers” involved in the graduate school selection process.

This book will educate readers on determining where to apply and enroll. Dr. Martin says, “Many graduate students find they made the wrong institutional choice, earned a degree they are not using, and/or put themselves in debt because they did not perform their due diligence.”

In short, Road Mapis the first, succinct and complete guide - the GPSif you will - for anyone wishing to pursue a graduate degree. Now in it's second printing, there is even more useful information, including online graduate programs.

With two earned graduate degrees and nearly 30 years of hands-on experience in graduate enrollment and student services, Dr. Donald C. Martin has counseled, encouraged, and inspired thousands of graduate students. His work has taken him to over 60 countries, and his employers have included Columbia University, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Wheaton College (IL).

Author Bio

Dr. Don Martin wpent 28 years in graduate enrollment and student services Was Dean of Admissions/Financial Aid and Dean of Students at Columbia University (Teachers College), The University of Chicago (Booth School of Business), Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism), and Wheaton College (IL). He holds a master’s degree from Wheaton College (1983) and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University (1995).

Dr. Don is a regular contributor and coaching partner with GradSchools.com and a monthly contributor for CollegeXPress. He is a former weekly columnist, US News & World Report Magazine, and for several years had a weekly post on the GRE Facebook page, entitled “The Dr. Don Martin Series.” He was a contributor for SPAN magazine in India - http://span.state.gov">http://span.state.gov>. Dr. Don has made graduate school presentations on over 50 college/university campuses in North America, Europe and Asia and speaks at educational and graduate school conferences, fairs and workshops across the US. He coaches graduate school applicants worldwide (99% acceptance rate).