Earning a Master’s Degree Where You Earned Your Bachelor’s

By GradCenter | Published on January 3, 2012 | 0 comments

We frequently have inquiring students who feel conflicted about whether or not they should receive a graduate degree from an institution they may have attended for undergrad. Some students thoroughly enjoyed their past experience and wish to return, while others worry about how it may look on a resume if the same school is listed twice.
 
The reality is that there is no right or wrong answer – you have to evaluate what works for your situation. The following article helps to investigate some of the pros and cons of staying or leaving, and we thought it may be beneficial to share. http://www.gradschools.com/article-detail/earning-a-master's-degree-where-you-earned-your-bachelor's-1879
 
The benefit to graduate program consortiums (like ours) is that geographic location doesn’t have to be as strong of a factor. Many students often return to their undergraduate institution for graduate school because of family and work obligations, but for those professionals in the Quad-Cities area, you can make your decisions based on factors other than just geographic proximity to your home or work.
 
So, if you find yourself struggling with whether to re-attend an institution, take a few minutes and give the article a quick read. It may bring some clarity to your decision.




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