There is a lot of debate circulating throughout the internet and the news about whether or not earning a Master’s Degree is worth it. There is not right or wrong answer to this question. What it comes down to, is doing what’s best for you. There are many factors you should consider when thinking about grad school:
Finances: There’s no questions about it – grad school costs a lot of money. Saint Rose offers scholarships, grants, and graduate assistantships to help finance your education, but you will still need to take out a loan. It may rack up a pretty bill, but hey, you’re already in debt from your undergrad!
Career Goals: Many professions require Master’s Degrees, so there are a few of you who won’t be able to avoid graduate school. Some careers, such as teaching and speech pathology, almost universally, require graduate degrees to remain in the profession. You should have a clear career goal in mind when considering graduate school.
Compensation: Even in a tough economy, on average, graduate degree holders earn more than those workers without an advanced level degree.
Marketability: Many people seek graduate degrees to keep their knowledge and skill level current, while others use graduate study for career advancement.
Career Change: Many people are looking to move into a new career or profession, and a graduate degree can often open the door into this new phase.
When To Go To Graduate School
There is a debate regarding whether students should attend graduate school directly after completing an undergraduate degree or if they should first go into the workforce. There is no correct answer to this question. Individually, you must take into account many factors, including finances, scheduling, work and family obligations, and the career that you seek.
Graduate Degree Programs at Saint Rose
Saint Rose offers over 40 master’s degree programs in the fields of computer science, business, arts and humanities, and education. Most of the programs have part-time and full-time options with a majority of courses offered in the evening. To browse a full listing of our graduate degree programs, click here.
If you have any questions about the degree programs and want to speak with an admissions representative, please call Graduate Admissions at 518-454-5143 or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!