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Degree Decisions Stories

August 18 2017, 2:59PM PDT

Psychology Students Should Consider Online Degrees

As mental health issues have become better understood by both psychologists and society alike, the need for psychologists has compounded. Psychologists work for themselves as well as in hospitals, schools, correctional institutions, and human resource departments. Psychologists typically need a doctorate degree to practice psychology, and this has led many psychology students to turn to online psychology programs for their education. According to Rose Mus:

Students pursuing psychology online degrees learn about the human mind and behavior and its biological, social [Read More]

Choosing between a Master's and Doctorate Program

If you've made the decision to attend grad school, the next step is deciding what degree you'll pursue. There are many factors that determine which degree is right for your career goals. GradSchoolTips offers some advice on choosing which degree to pursue:

Which one is right for you? That's a question you can only answer for yourself, but there are some things to consider before making the decision. For some careers, a doctorate degree is seen as having little use, and [Read More]

Choosing an Online MBA School

There are many things that you need to consider when looking into an online MBA program: accreditation, cost, flexibility. It can be just as if not more difficult to choose an online MBA program as it is to choose a traditional MBA program. offers these tips for choosing an online MBA program:

A major consideration with regards to choosing an appropriate online MBA course is that of accreditation. There are many suspect MBAs vying for your business. The obvious ones to [Read More]

Recovering From a Low Undergraduate GPA

Many students fear that their low undergraduate GPA will severely damage their chances of getting into graduate school. However, this is not always true. There are ways of recovering from a low undergraduate GPA and still getting into the grad school of your choice. The Princeton Review offers this advice on recovering from a poor GPA:

Choose a Realistic List of Schools"The GPA Scale Is All Relative
Have you made friends with your college's graduate school (pre-law, pre-mba, pre-med, etc.) advisor [Read More]

Where You'll Incur the Most and Least Debt

In their 2008 graduate school report, U.S. News and World Report compiled numbers from 2006 graduates of MBA schools around the nation to determine what programs have students with the most and the least debt after graduation. Below are the top five schools from each end of the spectrum:

Most Debt:
University of Chicago
Stanford University
Dartmouth College
Yale University
Rice University

Least Debt:
James Madison University
New Mexico State University
University of Vermont
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An MBA May be Nothing without Work Experience

It's hard to work while you're enrolled in a full-time MBA program. For this reason, many MBA students choose to live off of their financial aid while pursuing their MBA degree rather than getting a job in their field. However, studies have found that employers prefer to hire MBA graduates who have experience in their field. According to CareerJournal.com:

Hiring an M.B.A. graduate is an expensive proposition, and companies complain that too often they aren't immediately getting their money's worth from [Read More]

Preparing for Graduate School

Many students make the mistake of thinking that their graduate school education will be much like their undergraduate education. This is simply not true. The following excerpt taken from GradSchools Express News explains some of the differences between graduate and undergraduate education:

Unlike your undergrad degree, there are no general studies requirements in graduate school. There are no electives. Your field of study is narrower and delves deeper, forcing a mastery of your chosen field, and you will spend the length [Read More]

Benefits and Disadvantages of Part-Time MBA Programs

If you want to continue working while earning your MBA degree, you may be considering enrolling in a part-time MBA program. Part-time MBA programs are often the only option for students that need to work full-time or take care of family responsibilities while attending school. However, there are benefits and disadvantages to enrolling in a part-time MBA program. Here are some of the pros and cons of part-time MBA programs according to MBA-Business-Schools:

Scheduling
Part time MBA programs can [Read More]


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