Tag Archives: graduate school

M.S. Integrative Neuroscience at Georgetown

University of Miami Master of Professional Science degree

The Master of Professional Science (MPS) degree prepares students for science careers in industry, government, and non-profit organizations, where employment demands are growing. MPS degrees were developed and implemented nationally in response to employer demands for well-rounded, highly trained employees with a breadth of knowledge and practical skills to address emerging environmental issues and improve the management of natural and cultural resources.

The curriculum is structured to allow students to complete their degree in as little as 12 months, with the training and real-world experience necessary to prepare them for careers in today’s professional science job market.

Go to http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/ for more information.

Personal Statements: A hands on approach to writing about yourself

Tuesday, October 11
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100
Thursday, October 27
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100

Writing a personal statement can be tough. How do you begin? What if you don’t understand the prompt question? What if there are no prompt questions?

Our highly-interactive workshop introduces students to writing a personal statement for their application to a graduate or professional school, Teach for America or any other program which requires at Personal Statement. We will cover the key points to consider and steps in the process. We will teach you strategies to help you understand the prompt questions, organize your ideas, and draft a compelling statement that will help you stand out from other applicants.

Note: You only need to attend one workshop.

These workshops are presented in partnership with the VCU Writing Center.

Panel on Graduate School in the Sciences

Tuesday, September 27
University Student Commons, Forum Room

It’s no secret that many jobs in the sciences require a graduate degree. So we’re willing to bet you’ve pondered the costs, the time commitment and probably thought about whether you could handle a graduate program.

Give us an hour and we will help you make a decision.

We’ve assembled a panel of four VCU science and healthcare professors to offer their advice and reflections on succeeding in a graduate program. During this one-hour Q&A, our panelists will discuss

  • How to select a good program that aligns with your research interests
  • How to stand out as a graduate student
  • How to use your graduate degree to advance your career

We hope you’ll join us for this informative session, which we know will add clarity to your decision about graduate study.

Fore more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu.

Healthy People Penn State – Conference and Expo

Healthy People Penn State

An all-expenses-paid research conference and expo for current college juniors/seniors/graduates considering graduate school

Penn State, University Park, PA | October 12-15, 2016

The College of Health and Human Development and the College of Nursing invite juniors/seniors/graduates from traditionally underrepresented groups with solid records of academic achievement (GPA>3.25) and who are committed to research and education to attend an all-expenses-paid conference and expo to learn about opportunities for graduate study in colleges whose missions are to improve the health of individuals and communities, as mandated in the nation’s Healthy People 2020 initiative.

Conference Activities

  • One-on-one and group sessions with current graduate students and professors
  • Presentations from graduate students engaged in cutting-edge research
  • Visits with professors and to research laboratories and departments
  • Advisory sessions on applying to graduate programs
  • Group meals, tours, and social events with Penn State students and professors as well as students from other colleges and universities


Learn about the goals of Healthy People 2020, as well as modern-day threats to health and current research conducted in the College of Health and Human Development and the College of Nursing that are aimed at alleviating their effects, including:


  • Aging processes
  • Child maltreatment
  • Cognition
  • Communication disorders
  • Daily stressors
  • Disabilities
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Genetics
  • Global health
  • Health disparities and health policy
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting and child development
  • Physical and recreational activity
  • Risky environments and behaviors
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse


Graduate Student Life at Penn State

  • What to look for in a graduate program
  • Admissions
  • GPAs and GREs
  • Research
  • Social networking
  • Graduate work-life balance

Travel and Expenses

Airfare or ground transportation to and from Penn State, lodging, and conference meal expenses will be covered by Penn State.

Additional Information / Apply Now

2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMP). The GSMP matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships in order to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they consider further study and to provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring skills as they share their own personal experiences with the undergraduate students in the program. Students are matched based on areas of academic discipline and/or interest. Students interested in being matched with a specific student must both indicate this preference on their applications.


Graduate Student Mentor Applicants:

In order to qualify, graduate students must be at least second-year and be in good academic standing.  Interested graduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html


Undergraduate Student Mentee Applicants:

Preference is given to applicants going into their sophomore, junior or senior years. Undergraduates are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the program. Interested undergraduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html


Applications should be submitted by March 1st for the initial review.

Applicants will be accepted by rolling admissions.


Applications are available on the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html


Graduate School Mentorship Program, VCU Graduate School
Program Director: Melissa W. Tyler
Program Coordinator: Madeline Goldman