Masters: Are typically 1-2 years specialized programs that place an emphasis on job specialization. Common jobs that require a master’s degree include high school teachers.
Doctoral : Take anywhere from 5-8 years to complete and are typically research-based programs common doctoral programs are M.D, PhD, and PsyD programs
Specialist: Are degrees typically offered in conjunction with master's programs. Meant to offer certification in addition to the degree. Common specialist certifications are Ed.S for teaching.
Typically, the graduate application will consist of multiple parts
While these are just the general requirements certain programs require a diversity statement and some will also require a Curriculum Vitae/ Resume. Make sure to double-check your program's requirements, as most schools will mark your application incomplete and not look at it all if any parts are missing.
Getting help can be a daunting task however, it is a crucial part of applying for graduate school. You probably haven’t done this before and that’s okay! At Oregon State, we pride ourselves on making resources available to you every step of the way.
The Oregon State Career Development Center has satellite offices specific to your college that can help connect you to current graduate students, graduate program options, and an in-depth explanation of steps to take as graduate school application deadlines approach.
Writing in general is a time consuming process, however, the Oregon State writing center has consultants available, as well as online tools to help streamline the CV/resume process as well as help you revise and edit your Statement of purpose.