Graduate School Resources

Ready to keep on learning? Many Hopkins grads continue their studies at some of the top ranked graduate programs in the country (and world!). Don’t let the application process intimidate you. Here are some resources to help you navigate the application journey.

Evaluate yourself

Before you launch into writing flattering personal statements and decorating your resumes, take a moment to consider where you stand.

  • Take a hard look at your resume. What type and level of experience do you have?  Where are you lacking? Where did you succeed? What classes did you find most interesting? These kinds of questions can lead you to identify programs of study that interest you and might help to narrow down the search process.
  • Where are you financially? Are you going to need to take out loans for graduate school?
  • Check out the Career Center’s comprehensive guide to graduate school

See What’s Out There

  • Ask around. Catch up with alumni who have gone on to graduate school. Ask your professors about the best programs. Friendly inquiries are most likely to give you an honest opinion or suggestion about different schools
  • Check out the annual U.S. News and World Report to see how your prospective schools are ranked
  • More Resources


The application processes and requirements differ between schools and programs of study. Here we can point you in the direction of JHU websites that will guide you along the way.

  • Personal Statement: The personal statement is required for almost all graduate school applications. One example of how to approach a personal statement for a specific field can be found here.  You can have your personal statements reviewed for free by a Career Center Counselor.
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Sending Transcript 

Surviving Med School and Law School

Many Hopkins undergrads plan for future education at some of the country’s top medical and law schools. We know Hopkins students aren’t ones to shy away from a tough road, but here are some links to help make that journey a little less painful.

Medical School

Law School