Tag: Master’s Degree

Grad

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 Medicine (MD) for doctor, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Engineering …

Grad

Deciding If Grad School Is Right For You

A Clarkson graduate student proudly displays her graduation diploma for the camera as she walks off stage during graduation.

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 …

Grad

Opening Doors With Grad School

Student shaking hands with an employer in the annual Career Fair on campus

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 …

Grad

Graduate Admissions: At Your Service

A Graduate School Capital Region Campus faculty member talks with two students in the atrium during a study session.

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 …