Some Pointers for Graduate School
If you are interested in the UMD CS graduate program, you should know:
To get more information on our program go to
- We only offer Master's degrees, and
- I am NOT the person you should contact (please do NOT send me email).
This page collects some links I have accumulated about getting into
and making it through graduate school (mostly with respect to Computer Science
- Some suggestions I have for writing a thesis are contained in
- To find out more about graduate schools I suggest you start with
US News and World Report's EDU web site at
You may especially want to check out their Graduate School Rankings
which I find to be accurate. Unfortunately, they now charge for much
of this, but I suspect that if you visit your school/local library
they will either have the book or have access.
- Dan Horn has a page
listing various web pages (though some links are out
of date) on various aspects of grad student life (from getting in to
getting out and getting a job).
- Marie desJardins wrote a document on "How to Be a Good Graduate Student"
which can be found at various places including
- Ronald Azuma wrote a guide titled "So long, and thanks for the Ph.D.!"
that captures a lot of useful knowledge. It can be found at
- I don't know how useful this will be, but this site has survey results
of students in PhD programs across a variety of measures:
Another couple of pages I would highly recommend come from Mark Hill at
the University of Wisconsin: