Is Graduate School Really for You?: The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master's or Ph.D.

3.42 avg rating
( 19 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781421404608: Is Graduate School Really for You?: The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master's or Ph.D.

Landing a job in today’s academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree―and those who support them―with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school.

Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study―not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics.

This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including

· qualifications and admission guidelines
· financial aid and graduate stipends
· meeting expectations and residency requirements
· coursework, theses, and dissertations
· degrees, jobs, and academic careers
· tenure, research, and peer review
· social life (will you still have one?)

Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Amanda I. Seligman is an associate professor of history and director of the Urban Studies Programs at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is author of Block by Block: Neighborhoods and Public Policy on Chicago’s West Side.

Review:

"For an undergraduate curious about graduate school, this book is a perfect guide. Seligman’s writing style is clear and concise, and the Q&A format of the book allows readers to search out the questions most compelling (or confusing) to them with succinct answers and explanations... This book is also necessary for anyone's parent, spouse, or friend who is asking: 'what is grad school and why is it taking you so long to get that PhD?'"

(Courtney McDermott NACADA Journal)

"My job, as I see it, is to provide that information, thorough and unvarnished. I'm always hunting for resources to help guide undergraduates, and I've lately found a good one: Amanda I. Seligman's recent book, Is Graduate School Really for You?"

(Leonard Cassuto Chronicle of Higher Education)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Amanda I. Seligman
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1421404605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Amanda I. Seligman
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Landing a job in today s academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree-and those who support them-with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school. Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study-not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics.This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including* qualifications and admission guidelines* financial aid and graduate stipends* meeting expectations and residency requirements* coursework, theses, and dissertations* degrees, jobs, and academic careers* tenure, research, and peer review* social life (will you still have one?)Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781421404608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Seligman, Amanda I.
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9781421404608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Amanda I. Seligman
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Landing a job in today s academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree-and those who support them-with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school. Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study-not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics.This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including* qualifications and admission guidelines* financial aid and graduate stipends* meeting expectations and residency requirements* coursework, theses, and dissertations* degrees, jobs, and academic careers* tenure, research, and peer review* social life (will you still have one?)Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781421404608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Seligman, Amanda I.
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins Univ. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2318826

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Amanda Seligman
Published by John Hopkins University Press 2012-03-13, Baltimore, Md. (2012)
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press 2012-03-13, Baltimore, Md., 2012. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781421404608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Amanda I. Seligman
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Landing a job in today s academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree-and those who support them-with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school. Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study-not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics.This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including* qualifications and admission guidelines* financial aid and graduate stipends* meeting expectations and residency requirements* coursework, theses, and dissertations* degrees, jobs, and academic careers* tenure, research, and peer review* social life (will you still have one?)Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781421404608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Amanda Seligman
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Quantity Available: 13
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WJ-9781421404608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Amanda I. Seligman
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 13
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781421404608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Seligman, Amanda I.
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (2012)
ISBN 10: 1421404605 ISBN 13: 9781421404608
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 184 pages. 8.50x5.70x0.70 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1421404605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book