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Should You Apply to Graduate School?

Good Reasons to Apply:

  • Your career goals require an advanced degree.
  • You want to advance in your current field.
  • You want to switch careers.
  • You want to master a field of specialized knowledge and satisfy your intellectual curiosity.

Bad Reasons to Apply:

  • You don't know what else to do.
  • You want to please someone else.
  • You want to avoid a tight job market.
  • You want to avoid paying off student loans that come due when you leave school.

For more reasons to apply or not apply, see Peterson’s Guide to Graduate Schools

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