Once you have completed your undergraduate education in the United States, one option that you have is to attend graduate school. The U.S. is well known for its wide choice of educational opportunities. Whether you want to apply to earn a master’s degree, a Ph.D., attend medical, business or law school, the choice can be tough to make.
Graduate school is a different atmosphere compared to your four-year undergraduate studies. The coursework is generally more difficult, and students may be much more competitive with each other.
Graduate school can be extremely expensive and you have to consider if it will be a worthwhile option for you to take. If you have already accumulated debt while working toward your undergraduate degree, is it a viable option to incur more debt? Do you think that you will make enough money after you have completed your graduate work to pay off this debt? You will have to weigh up your options.
You will have to decide which school is right for you. Competition to graduate school is normally extremely competitive, so make sure you apply to a couple of programs so that you can keep your options open. Before you apply, however, research each school carefully and decide which one will fit in with your needs. Sometimes the school you really want to attend is not the best fit!
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