To attend graduate school or to not attend graduate school. That is the question. For some majors, obtaining an advanced degree is necessary to practice in the field. For others, it really comes down to the interests of the individual.
Talking with professors, advisors, the Career Development Center and professionals currently working in the field you wish to enter can help you gain a better perspective on career and educational paths, how an advanced degree could affect your competitiveness with others entering the same industry and what options are available to you.
There are many factors that come into play when deciding on where you would like to pursue a graduate degree. Take into consideration the following points to help make the decision a little easier:
While not every graduate program requires test scores for admission, many do. According to Kaplan Test Prep, for the programs that require some time of testing, the scores you receive are the most important factors that a graduate school considers for admission.
It’s important to become familiar with requirements for each program you intend on applying to as well as their timeline. While every program’s requests may be different, there are a few things that many require.
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