ERIC Number: ED387719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Graduate School - A Viable Option after Graduation.
For many undergraduate students graduate school may seem a remote, futuristic possibility at best. Yet, reality may dictate that an advanced degree will be necessary to attain one's career goals. Undergraduate education is not designed to be an end-all to the learning process, but rather an introduction to the experiences and ever-changing knowledge in our field. On-the-job learning experiences coupled with continued study enhance the professional's skills and facilitate greater contribution to the profession. This paper examines pertinent issues involved in making the decision to continue one's education beyond the baccalaureate degree and the timing for matriculation. Questions designed to clarify the decision making process, such as "Do my career goals require further education?," or "Do I have to qualify for financial support to continue my education at this time?," are provided. Program selection is the major focus of the paper. The following topics are covered: (1) Institutional Size; (2) Institutional Location; (3) Institutional Reputation; (3) Program Offerings; (4) Criteria for Admission; (5) Financial Aid; and (6) Procedures for Application. Each topic discussed basic procedures as well as pros and cons where applicable. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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