US News and World Report's Grad Schools Probably the most commonly-known ranking of graduate schools in the US (tho not for allied health professions). Features links to articles on applying to and paying for grad school and on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
GRE from ETS Information on the Graduate Record Exam from its producer, Educational Testing Service
Peterson's Grad Schools Another reputable source on graduate schools. Doesn't rank them but is searchable. Has a nice timeline for preparing to apply and enter graduate school and a brief description of workload (time and nature) of Master's degree programs in general
Grad School Advice From an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon but has some unique tips for women and "minority" students. Some of the documents are old but still hold good advice. Particularly fun is the "How to be a Terrible Grad Student" about a quarter of the way down the page.
Surviving Rejection (and Acceptance) From Thought.com
Grad Cafe Forums Comments on many topics by graduate students
Online Master's Programs in Speech Language Pathology portal of links/
Sponsorship: Mentor nominates protege for awards, recommends for positions, invites protege to participate in research or writing projects or challenging projects that will build skills and competency
Visibility: Highlights protege's accomplishments to facullty and other professionals, promotes protege's work for presentation/publication
Coaching: Advises on career goals, balancing academic and personal responsibilties, navigating publication process and/or organizational politics
Role modeling: Actively demonstrates successful performance of relevant professional skills and tasks such as teaching, grant writing, facilitating meetings
How to Establish a Positive, Valuable Mentoring Relationship
Gather information on mentoring in the graduate program to which you're applying. If no formal structure exists, enquire into informal mentoring relationships that current faculty in the program may have developed.
Research professors in departments with which you may work (including education, neurology, otolaryngology, linguistics, biomedical engineering).
Arrange introductory meetings with top faculty prospects to discuss the possibility of developing a mentoring relationship.
Create opportunities for informal interaction with your "top choice" faculty member (attending his/her seminars, enrolling in his/her courses, assisting with teaching or research projects).
Schedule a meeting to identify mutual goals and obtain an affirmative commitment from the mentor. At this time you may wish to sign a contract or otherwise lay ground rules on such issues as
Once the mentorship has been established:
Adapted from Getting Mentored in Graduate School by W. Brad Johnson and Jennifer M. Huwe (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2003.)