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Attending Graduate School

Graduate programs focus on mastering a field of study for which there may be a variety of career options. Graduate degrees do not focus on training a student for a specific career, although the expertise that is gained should be applicable to a field of work through specific course requirements.


  • Intellectual curiosity and the opportunity to plan and conduct original research
  • Career and salary advancement
  • Becoming credentialed or licensed in your field


Next Steps:

  • Attend graduate school fairs
  • Visit schools you are considering
  • Connect with current graduate students and career services offices through social media
  • Schedule informational meetings with professionals in preferred work settings