Graduate School: A Brief Guide
If you are considering a graduate program don't take the decision lightly. Reflect
on your professional goals and skills; reflect on the fact that graduate school will
require a huge commitment - your energy, your money, your time. Consider that several
careers will require an advanced degree, while other professions will not. Be aware
of the differences between academic settings: while your undergraduate major is a
broad introduction to a given field, a graduate program will provide a specialization
- a plus in the global job market. Be aware that graduate school will demand a great
amount of reading, research and writing. Is this type of commitment right for you?
Can you manage multiple papers and scholarly tasks at once? Are you organized? Is
you current GPA at least 3.0?