Tag: Master’s Degree

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A Dual Degree Perspective

By Stephen Lewis  Current student in residential MBA and Data Analytics master’s programs Coming from a small high school in Potsdam, N.Y., and then attending SUNY Potsdam, I was looking for a graduate school with reputable programs, small program sizes and the possibility of joining clubs. Luckily enough for me, I didn’t have to look …

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Your Grad School Options: On-campus, Online or Hybrid

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Today’s grad school students have more options than ever before. There are full- and part-time programs, on-campus and online options, and hybrid or blended programs that offer a combination on-campus and online experience. The bottom line: If you’re interested in getting a graduate degree, chances are there’s a program that meets your needs. Full time …

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Professional or Academic Degree: Which Should You Choose?

Students participate in the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program at Beacon Institute.

Before you decide which advanced degree to pursue, it’s helpful to know the difference between a professional degree and an academic one. As the term suggests, a professional degree prepares you for a specific profession. Think Doctor of Law (JD) for lawyer, Doctor of Medicine (MD) for doctor, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master …

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Deciding If Grad School Is Right For You

There are lots of reasons to consider getting a master’s degree, including the potential for higher earnings and long-term career growth. In fact, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, having a master’s degree could boost your earning power by hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your career. That doesn’t …

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Opening Doors With Grad School

More U.S. students are going on to grad school than ever before. In 2016, 9.2 percent of those ages 25 to 29 had a master’s degree or higher. That’s more than double the 4.5 percent in 1996, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Why the increase? It’s all about opportunity. An advanced degree …

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Graduate Admissions: At Your Service

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As an upperclassman, you may be looking beyond your undergraduate degree and thinking about what’s next. Will you be applying for jobs, to grad school or both? If you’re at all interested in graduate school—either part time or full time—our Graduate Admissions team stands ready to provide one-on-one advice and support. We welcome your questions …