Graduate School Glossary
Below are some terms you may come across during your exploration and research.
- Assistantship: A monetary award for which work is required; positions might include research or teaching assistant.
- Dissertation: A research project conducted by a doctoral student after finishing courses and examinations. It consists of an original work that covers new areas within a specific discipline.
- Fellowship: A scholarship that, in many cases, is awarded based on merit. There is no work required for a fellowship.
- GMAT: Graduate Management Admissions Test
- GRE: Graduate Record Examination
- LSAT: Law School Admission Test
- MAT: Miller Analogies Test
- MCAT: Medical College Admission Test
- Stipend: A monetary grant to a student to cover costs other than tuition and fees.
- Thesis: A research project conducted by a graduate student, usually as a final requirement for a graduate degree.