Graduate School from a Service Academy

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  1. armystrong2015

    armystrong2015 Member

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    I've been told that going to a Service Academy really helps your chances of going to a good grad school, and that even if your class rank is not super high, you still have a fairly good chance. Are there any Service Academy graduates who can verify this? Thanks (I've posted the same thing on the USNA thread to get the Naval Academy's grads views)
     
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    I assume you've also been told going to a Service Academy also really helps your chances of becoming a leader in the United States Armed Forces?
     
  3. armystrong2015

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    Of course. That's the reason why I want to go. At the moment, I want to make the military a career. To achieve a certain rank, you have to have your Master's Degree, am I correct?
     
  4. MemberLG

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    I have two graduate degrees.

    Do I think being a service academy graduate help me get into a grad school, yes. How much, I don't know.

    Just like anything in life, graduate school admissions has their own rules (in my opinion). If you want to get more general graduate degrees, I believe your work experience and standardize test scores matter more than your undergraduate degree/GPA. A good example is be an MBA. If you want to get a Master in English, might be need a good liberal arts undergraduate degree.

    From what I seen the challenge for Army funded gradaute program is getting selected by the Army, after than getting admitted by the school itself is easier. Afterall many schools won't turn away fully paying students.
     
  5. billyb

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    Definitely, without a doubt, helps. Being an Army Officer, irregardless of commissioning source, helps as well.

    I know grads that had 2.6 and got into Columbia and Duke for grad school.

    I'm not saying that you can do poorly and you are all set, but it does help.
     
  6. jasondavid92

    jasondavid92 USMA Cadet

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    If you look at the high ranking personnel in the Army, such as some of the Generals, they all have graduate degrees of some sort, some have doctorates. The Army will send you to the Army War College to get a graduate degree if they want you
     

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