There are many reasons to consider continuing your education at the graduate level. One is obtaining a needed credential or certification required for a professional role, such as physician, physical therapist, attorney or accountant. Another is obtaining critical skills or knowledge to pursue your chosen career. A third good reason to consider graduate study is to obtain new skills or knowledge that will enable you to advance in your profession.
Once you decide to go to graduate school, you will want to begin gathering information about schools and the kinds of programs they offer. When deciding what school to attend or what program you want to pursue, consider the following: