Deepen your knowledge and skills in a field of interest, engage in advanced scholarship and make contacts that can propel your career development.
Graduate school is markedly different from liberal arts undergraduate studies in its academic scope, expectations and environment. Clarify your career goals before considering graduate school: this will help you determine whether, when and in what form to pursue it.
To that end, it’s a good idea 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, independent research, language study, self-initiated projects and extra-curriculars. 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, the resources below will help you clarify your graduate study goals and learn about advanced degree types, programme selection and application requirements. If you have a strong interest in environmental studies, public health or public policy, consider the special programmes with Yale University and the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. For more information, contact the CIPE staff responsible for specific programmes.