Often after students begin doing research with a faculty member they discover that they really like chemistry. They realize that they want to explore a particular aspect of chemistry a little deeper. This is a good indication that graduate school is a good next step.
How do you decide where to go? Start by asking your faculty mentor. Look at schools in the area? Look at schools in some part of the country you would like to visit. Look for schools that have programs that are of interest to you.
What steps do you need to take? Some time during your third year start looking at schools. The link to the ACS Directory of Graduate Schools is a good starting place. Plan to take the GRE (general and chemistry) the fall of your fourth year. Begin your applications during the fall. The sooner you get them in, the better your chances of being accepted.
Pitt-Johnstown Chemistry gradautes have attended graduate programs at the following schools.
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDuquesne University Indianan University of PennsylvaniaJames Madison UniversityMarshall UniversityMiami University of OhioOhio State UniversityPenn State UniversityPurdue University SUNY, BinghamtonSyracuse UniversityUniversity of AkronUniversity of CincinnatiUniversity of IllinoisUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore CountyUniversity of PennsylvaniaUniversity of South CarolinaUniversity of ToledoVanderbilt UniversityVirginia TechYoungstown State University