This may seem like an unnecessary question, especially if you’re already here to search for a program. Grad school looks different to different people. Maybe you’re an undergrad student who wants to jump right into grad school after graduation, or you’ve been in the workforce for a while and think grad school may advance your career. Or perhaps you’re just tired of your current career and thinking about getting a graduate degree to switch careers entirely.
When deciding whether you want to go to graduate school, it’s important to take a few things into consideration. For example, will a master’s degree advance your career and salary? If you’re in the business, health care or education fields, then the answer is probably yes. If you’re in the film industry or a music major, the answer may be no. That’s not to say anyone from any major can’t or shouldn’t get a master’s or Ph.D. degree, but it may well depend on your future goals and plans.
What factors should I consider before acquiring a graduate degree?
When making your decision, consider the following:
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Wherever you fall in the grad school decision-making process, we’re here for you at the beginning of your process, and we’ll continue to support you throughout your journey.