Graduate education involves a more narrowly focused program of study than your undergraduate work. Before entering such a specialized program, one needs to carefully consider his/her reasons for attending and goals once the advanced degree is complete. There are a variety of programs to consider for graduate study so it is important to think about what degree program will be best for you based on your future goals. Degrees may be either academic or professional in nature:
Another decision to carefully consider is whether to pursue a Master’s or a Doctoral Degree. Characteristics of Master’s degree programs include:
Characteristics of Doctoral degree programs include:
There are several basic questions to keep in mind as you examine institutions.
International students are an important part of higher education in this country, however, the United States has no set policy on the education of international students and neither do many universities. There are some consistencies in spite of the lack of national or institutional policies.