Career Services

Graduate and Professional School

Graduate school is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skills in a specific field, to engage in advanced scholarship, and to make contacts that can propel your career development. It is also markedly different from liberal arts undergraduate studies in its academic scope, expectations and environment. Clarifying your career and life path goals before considering graduate school will help you determine whether, when and in what form to pursue it.

That is why it pays off to pursue activities that would typically make you a strong graduate school applicant, as they also help you identify your passions and career direction. Those include challenging courses, internships and service work, high-level research, language study, self-initiated projects and extracurriculars. They open your mind, deepen your knowledge and connect you to professionals who can offer you invaluable perspectives on work in their field.

When you are ready to explore, the resources below will help you clarify your goals and learn about advanced degree types, programme selection and application requirements. If you have a strong interest in environmental studies, public health, business or public policy, consider the special programs with Yale University and the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. For more information, contact the CIPE staff responsible for specific programmes.

Graduate School

Applying to Graduate School
Gaining Experience
Financing Graduate School
Application Timeline
Application Packet
The Statement of Purpose

Medical School

Applying to Medical School
Academic Preparation
Beyond the Classroom
Timelines to Consider
Application Process

Special Programmes

Dual Degree Programmes (DDP)

Silver Scholars Programme with Yale School of Management

Six-Year Programme with Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Concurrent Degree Programmes

Five-Year Programme with Yale School of Public Health

Five-Year Programme with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

For Recommenders

Graduate School and Fellowships Recommendation Letter Guidelines, by Yale-NUS CIPE
Writing a Letter of Recommendation, by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Burroughs Welcome Fund
Writing Letters of Recommendation, by Yale Fellowships and Funding
Avoiding Gender Bias in Reference Writing, by the University of Arizona
Damning with Faint Praise, by Inside Higher Ed