Students' aspirations are zooming and the graduate school population is exploding. This useful book is designed to help college students, their parents and advisers figure out whether post-graduate work should be the next step, and if so, how and where to apply. The guide lists departments in the arts and sciences which offer graduate work leading to the Ph.D. (grouped by fields of study). It provides a rundown on their size and standing, and advice about financial aid and study abroad. Appendices include sample Graduate Record exam questions and school deadlines for applications. Useful for students contemplating study toward a master's degree and those already in graduate school, as well as for the would-be doctoral candidate.