Graduate Studies

Life After Oxy: Graduate School Advising

Did you know over 70% of Oxy alumni complete an advanced or professional degree within five years of graduation? If you are considering further education after Oxy, our experienced career advisors are available to provide guidance to help with applications, personal statements, obtaining recommendations, and other important requirements.

Come to Walk-Ins Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at the Hameetman Career Center to ask a career advisor a quick question or schedule an appointment on Handshake to meet with a career advisor.

Pre-Health Advising

The Office of Pre-Health Advising provides information, resources, and in-depth advisement to students and alumni who are interested in matriculating to graduate programs in various health professions.

Pre-Law Advising

Beginning Fall 2018, all pre-law advising will be provided by professor Thalia Gonzalez. To schedule a pre-law advising appointment send an email with your request and availability to Professor Gonzalez.

Thalia Gonzalez
Associate Professor, Politics
B.A., Arizona State University; J.D., Northwestern University

Graduate School Events

Throughout the academic year, representatives from a wide variety of graduate school admissions officers visit campus to conduct information sessions to inform students about their graduate and law school degree programs. This is a great way for students to meet graduate school admissions officers and for admissions officers to recruit Oxy students.

Career Services also hosts various panels of alumni who provide insight into their career path, graduate school choices, application process, and success tips.

USC Graduate School Fair

Oxy students are invited to attend the Graduate School Fair at USC held every year in the fall on the campus of University of Southern California. Over 130 graduate schools attend including Columbia University, Duke University, NYU, UPenn, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC. By attending this event, Oxy students have the opportunity to discover a broad range of graduate school options.

The Graduate School Fair at USC is announced to students as soon as Career Services receives the invitation from USC. Oxy students who attend the Graduate School Fair at USC are required to RSVP and must bring their Oxy student identification to the event for free admission.

Check Handshake regularly for Graduate School events

External Resources

Peterson's Guides to Graduate Study

Graduate Guide

The Gourman Reports

National Research Council Research-Doctorate Program Rankings

U.S. News and World Report Graduate School Rankings

Financing Your Graduate Degree


Peterson's Graduate School Guide

Financial Aid Office

Federal Student Aid Information Center (1-800-288-0286)