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Reasons for attending graduate school

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Attaining a graduate degree can be beneficial for many reasons. Most individuals who pursue advanced degrees do so in pursuit of one or more of the following:

  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn more about a particular field of study
  • Career or salary advancement
  • Change of career
  • Licensing to meet national or state requirements
  • Additional employment opportunities

More experiences and opportunities, more skill sets, more networking possibilities, and more options.  According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with advanced degrees have lower rates of unemployment and higher salaries.