GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

Thinking about applying to graduate school? Wondering how to get started – and how in the world to write a person statement that reflects your goals and experience? The UW Graduate School is offering a two-credit course in autumn quarter on Preparing for Graduate Education.

The course is taught by Matt McGarrity of the Department of Communication. In it, students will learn how to craft an effective application package for graduate school, including how to:

  • Write a personal statement that best represents you
  • Create a winning resume/CV
  • Ask for great letters of recommendation
  • Work on research
  • Work with faculty
  • Understand graduate school coursework

The 10-week course is designed for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing graduate education. Also teaching the class is Katy DeRosier, the Graduate School’s assistant director for new programs and external funding who specializes in higher education admissions programs. Jacob Houston, a master’s and doctoral candidate in the UW College of Education’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, will teach the course, as well.

The course, GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education, is offered on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Denny Hall, room 216. The course number is SLN 14708. Space is limited. Questions? Contact DeRosier at


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