WSU Tri-Cities

Career Development Center

Preparation for Graduate School

As a graduate student, you will face challenges that differ from those you experienced as an undergraduate. We can help you navigate the entire graduate process, including applying for graduate programs, writing your personal statement, and conducting a specialized job search once you’ve completed your advanced degree.

Applying to Graduate School and Professional Programs

Considering a Master’s or Doctoral degree or professional program (such as medicine, dentistry, PT, OT, optometry, law, VetMed, etc.)? The number of options can be overwhelming, and no two graduate programs are alike in their requirements. We can help you search for graduate programs, create a plan for taking the required tests, and put your best foot forward in the application process. Request an appointment or drop-in during the designated hours to talk with a Career Advisor and build a plan of action.

For quick tips, see Personal Statement Tips.


You can address a number of your questions about graduate school by attending our fun and informative workshops.

Career Development Center, 2710 Crimson Way, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, 99354-1671
509-372-7600, Fax 509-372-7676, Contact Us