Pros and Cons of Going to Grad School2017-06-29T05:06:26-05:00

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Should I Go to Grad School?

Pros and Cons of Going to Grad School

Still not sure what you want to do? Here are a few simple points to help compare your options:

Pros of grad school:

  • You get to focus on your area of interest
  • An advanced degree separates you from job applicants with only a bachelor’s degree
  • You work with some of the top people in your field
  • You may make more money
  • You could advance your career
  • You want to change careers
  • You might get to work on cool research projects
  • It’s still college and you don’t have a desk job

Cons of grad school:

  • It’s expensive and could add to your debt burden
  • It will take several years to complete
  • It is hard work and very demanding
  • There’s no guarantee that it will advance your career
  • You may have to write a thesis or dissertation
  • If you have to work while going to grad school, it can consume all your time (no social life)
  • You’ll lose years of work experience and income that you would get through a job

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