Should You Attend Graduate School?

August 12, 2016  |  
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There are many reasons one might want to go to graduate school. An advanced degree allows you to further specialize in the field of your choice. Earning a master’s or Ph.D. can equate to more money at work in the long term, depending on your chosen industry. But graduate school definitely comes with its own unique set of concerns and questions. An advanced degree isn’t exactly cheap, after all. Are you willing to take on the debt? Aside from loans, can you find other ways to fund your education? There was a time when people with certain advanced degrees were guaranteed employment, but in today’s ever-shifting economy, that is no longer the case. Are you comfortable applying for school knowing that going in? The questions (and seemingly the pros and cons) are endless, but if you’re contemplating whether or not you should apply to or attend graduate school, here are some things you should take into consideration.

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