Graduate Programs

The Value of a Graduate Degree

Graduate Degree Application

CSU Graduate Degree Programs

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.

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Last Update: June 02, 2016