Graduate school differs from your undergraduate education in
that it involves specialized study of one specific area. While in
college, you spent some time gaining knowledge in your chosen
major, and you were also introduced to a wide variety of other
specialties. Through your curriculum, you were able to gain skills
and knowledge that prepared you for graduate school or the world of
Graduate school further prepares you for your career interest
through specialized courses research and/or internships. These
components will give you practical professional skills and an in
depth knowledge of your field of study. To complete the program,
usually some type of original research in the form of a thesis or
dissertation or a final comprehensive exam is required.
Deciding whether to attend graduate school is a decision that
requires some careful thought and is one that should not to be made
lightly. There are several questions that you can ask yourself to
assist you in this process.