Grad School

For some career paths, continuing education beyond a bachelor’s degree is necessary. There are hundreds of different graduate programs ranging from two years to many, including law, teaching, health careers, business, computer technology, engineering, social work, and more.

Graduate education can increase earning potential and advance careers.  It can provide research opportunities, knowledge and skills upgrades, and present new academic challenges and prospects.

Pursuing additional education can seem daunting, but help is available to decide your best course of action.

  • Getting Prepared for Graduate School
    For former foster youth who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree
  • Guardian Professions Program
    The University of California at Davis offers a Guardian Professions Program to support foster youth attending graduate school at any one of UC Davis’s 90 graduate and professional school programs. Click the link, or view a flyer.
  • Petersons Grad School Bound
    Offers a 3-Step Graduate Program Match Tool along other resources to help explore graduate program options, weigh the pros and cons, maximize chances of acceptance and consider payment options
  • University of California
    Offers helpful tips about planning and preparing for graduate school