Thinking About Graduate School? Here's What You Need to Know.
Before You Begin: Self-Reflection and Exploration
To make the most of your graduate school experience, it's important to engage in self-reflection and exploration before you begin the application process. This will help you focus your career goals and choose the right field of study.
What to Expect in Graduate School
Graduate programs typically last 1.5 to 7 years. Masters degrees provide targeted academic training in a specific field while Doctoral degrees are terminal degrees that prepare students for research and academic careers.
Reasons to Pursue Graduate School
It's important to evaluate your reasons for wanting to go to graduate school before making a decision. Consider factors such as the cost of your education, where you're willing to live, and what type of program will best help you achieve your future career goals.
Questions to Ask Yourself
To determine whether graduate school is right for you, ask yourself questions such as:
- What professional roles are you interested in?
- Do these positions require an advanced degree?
- How much money are you willing to spend on your education?
If you need support along the way, our Graduate School advisor and your Career Center advisors are here to help you make the most of your graduate school journey.