The Value of a Graduate Degree
Earning a graduate degree can help you reach professional goals. Many careers
require an advanced degree, or you may need to earn a graduate degree to keep your
training, knowledge, and skills current.
A graduate degree can open up opportunities in the arts and research, or make
you more marketable for career advancement. Graduate students are often on the cutting
edge of their industries, becoming pioneers in their fields.
Studies show that people with advanced degrees
earn more on average than people with bachelor's degrees. According to the U.S. Census
Bureau, the average worker with a master's degree will net an additional $10,000 or
more per year than those with only a bachelor's degree. Those with professional or
doctorate degrees, on average, earn even more.