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Advice on Choosing and Applying to Graduate School

Considering Graduate School?

Need Some Help, Tips, Advice?

Dr. Vik Gumbhir will be hosting two graduate school info sessions later this month.  Both will occur on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Wolff Auditorium of Jepson.  The first is from 12:15 – 1:05 PM, and the second is from 6:15 – 7:05 PM. 
  • DATE:  Tuesday, April 23rd
  • TIME 1:  12:15 to 1:05 p.m.
  • TIME 2:  6:15 to 7:05 p.m.
  • LOCATION:  Wolff Auditorium, Jepson

Vikas Kumar Gumbhir, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Gonzaga University
Office Phone: (509) 313-6495

iSchool Inclusion Institute’s summer internship & research program – application now open!

Applications for the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) summer internship and research program are now open.

Undergraduate students of all majors are encouraged to apply.

i3 is held each year in June at the University of Pittsburgh and includes two summer institutes and a year-long team research project. Students are immersed in special-topics workshops, professional development seminars, research projects, and network-building opportunities.

i3 Scholars receive full funding for travel and housing as well as a $50 per day stipend for their continued participation. Upon completion of the program, i3 Scholars are eligible for scholarship opportunities at select graduate schools in the United States.

For more information about the program and the information sciences, click here:

“So You’re Thinking About Graduate School?” Workshop

So You’re Thinking About Graduate School–Workshop for Gonzaga Students

From: Professor Vikas Gumbhir

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the process of finding, applying to, and eventually selecting graduate programs. While it is designed for students in the social sciences, other students from other disciplines are welcome.

Is graduate school in your future? If so, then you should consider attending one of these two meetings. We will provide you with a basic introduction as to what you can expect from graduate studies, and we will debunk some of the myths that may be preventing you from considering graduate school. We will also help you identify schools and programs that fit your interests and goals, as well as introduce you to the application process. These are introductory informational sessions and will be followed by a series of workshops during the fall semester that will help you craft your applications. While the specifics of this presentation will focus on the social sciences (criminal justice, history, political science, psychology, sociology), a number of the features we will discuss are relevant to graduate studies in a variety of other disciplines.

Tuesday, May 1st, from 12:15 PM – 1:10 PM in 203 College Hall.

Wednesday, May 2nd, from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in Wolff Auditorium (Jepson Center)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vikas Gumbhir (