Unlocking the mystery of apply for grad school in STEM fields

For students and emerging professionals in science and engineering, grad school may very well seem like a beast lurking in the shadows of some distant future.

"It doesn't have to be that way," says Sabrina Jedlicka, associate professor and associate dean of academic affairs. "Whether or not to attend graduate school, and how to choose the right path once you've made that decision, is really just about understanding your options and following your interests."

To help you consider the possibilities of graduate studies, Lehigh University's Rossin College Office of Academic Affairs is hosting a number of virtual education sessions throughout September and October aimed at making the entire process more transparent.

Please use the links below to register for the following virtual events, and contact the Rossin College Office of Academic Affairs with questions.

The Graduate Application Process

September 27, 2021, 7pm-8pm U.S. Eastern

Yes, after college, you may really (actually) decide that your best bet is more schooling(!). So, how do you make that call? How do you find the right opportunity, what do you need to do to apply, how can you position yourself for success once you make that decision? Attend this session to learn how to consider your options, the differences between master's, PhD, and other opportunities, and the glory that is the grad school application process.


Applying for a PhD Program

Oct 4, 2021, 7pm-8pm U.S. Eastern

The PhD degree is the most advanced degree one can earn, signifying one's mastery of a highly-refined topical area. How do you know what research topic to pursue? How do you find the right program and faculty mentor? In this session targeted primarily at junior and seniors in engineering, you'll get in-depth on the application process, including finding the right opportunities and recommenders, surviving the interview process, and how to evaluate offers and associated funding considerations. 


Applying for a Master's Program

Oct 20, 2021, 7pm-8pm U.S. Eastern

For many graduating seniors, a master's degree can be the ticket to an elevated career trajectory through the acquisition of advanced skills and knowledge, often via research. What is the difference between an MS and an M.Eng., and is it the same across disciplines? How can you best position yourself for success through the application process, and beyond? This session will help explain the benefits, the process, and outcomes of engaging in master's studies in engineering. 

Graduate study in engineering at Lehigh University

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University is hosting a number of virtual events throughout October to help undergraduate students understand the general landscape of graduate opportunities within their discipline, and how to go about exploring those options with confidence.