There are unique challenges for students in graduate programs. Often, the lifestyle and life stage during graduate school is a highly stressful and focused period, which can put pressure on other areas of graduate students lives, as well as their physical and mental health.

Common challenges that graduate students may experience:

  • Procrastination / time management
  • Lack of motivation
  • Uncertainty in career direction
  • Difficulties balancing work / life
  • Financial / family hardships

Resources for Graduate Students

Content adapted with permission from University of Kentucky Counseling Center.