Learning about Graduate School

Find out if graduate school is right for you.

Learning about Graduate School

Maybe you love learning, conducting research, or want to develop a specialty, a graduate program may be what you are looking for!

  • The purpose of graduate school
  • The diverse options of pursuing a graduate degree

What is graduate school?

Graduate degree programs offer advanced training (beyond a bachelor’s degree) in a specific academic discipline or profession. It emphasizes focused studies in a specific discipline; work experience through internships, teaching, or research; production of original research.

How long does graduate school take?

Master’s Degree – 1 to 3 years

Professional Degree (J.D., DPT) – 3 to 5 years

Ph.D. – 5 to 8 years

Types of Graduate Degrees

Next Steps

  • Make time to take inventory of your career goals and aspirations. Do your career goals require further education? Do you want to continue learning and growing through an academic program?
  • Connect with the Career Development Center to inquire further
  • Speak with faculty advisor or mentor to receive more guidance