Should I Go to Graduate School?

If you are thinking about graduate school, there are a number of questions that you need to answer. How do you select a school to attend? Where can you go for more information? What are the best resources available?

There are many sources of information about graduate school -- faculty, other students, publications and the Internet. But before you begin the search process, you need to answer some basic questions.

The most common reasons for people to attend graduate school are the following:

  • Intellectual curiosity - you will discover a field of study that interests you greatly
  • Professional development and advancement - an additional degree or certification will give you greater opportunities in a particular field

Below are some helpful resources in helping to decide if graduate school is the right choice for you. If you have additional questions and would like to meet with a professional, schedule an appointment with a member of the Office of Career & Professional Development.