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Graduate Degree

There are a lot of issues and elements to consider when you plan on pursuing a graduate degree, and we're here to provide you with the information you'll need. From the basic considerations involved in deciding to go to graduate school in the first place, such as whether or not the degree is worth it and whether you should pursue a Ph.D. or a master's degree, to choosing the right graduate degree program for you, you'll find the information that you need to properly prepare for graduate school applications right here.

Is the Cost of a Graduate Degree Worth It?

A graduate school degree can improve an individual's skill set, knowledge base, marketability, and earning potential. Over the course of a lifetime, a person with

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014

Getting Your Graduate Degree Without Quitting Your Job

You might want a program that understands your needs as a professional where every aspect of the program is career-oriented. Studying along with other students who are focused on advancing their careers and learning from staff members who have real world experience as well as a passion for teaching can be helpful in translating theoretical knowledge learned in class to the daily work environment.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

What’s the Difference Between Computer Science and Computer Engineering?

Both degrees and jobs in computing are becoming increasingly specialized. For this reason, it is more important than ever to fully research a computing degree program so that you can be certain that the program will provide you with the knowledge and experience that you need for your career.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

The Natural Beauty of Science: Coastal Zone Management

Coastal zone management experts work to better understand the delicate ecosystem of coastal regions. They also must have an understanding of coastal zone policies as well as the socioeconomic issues that affect how people use particular coastal zones.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

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Degrees Related to Keeping the Environment Safe

The complexity of the ecosystem requires that scientists who work to understand and protect the environment often need to work across traditional disciplines. In order to further our knowledge of the ecosystem while also preserving it, this requires an understanding not only of biology, chemistry, and engineering but also of the intricacies of policy making and the human factors related to use of the environment.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

Managing Innovation

While it has always been true that innovation has pushed organizations and industries forward, innovation will likely have more impact and be more important in the 21st century than ever before. For this reason, businesses need to know how to both create and manage innovative products in order to secure and expand their market share.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

Marine Biology Degrees offer More Options than You Might Think

You’ve probably heard of marine biology, but what exactly do marine biologists do? Although all marine biologists work in areas related to water life, they can be found conducting research in many fields and collaborating with professionals from a broad range of disciplines. Getting a degree in Marine Biology can be the beginning of a scientific adventure that might lead to new advances in medicine, tracking the migration of animals that live in the ocean or in bringing a species back from the brink of extinction.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

Why Study Aerospace Engineering?

Few disciplines have inspired humanity as much as aerospace engineering. Many of the technological advances that are now part of our daily lives, such as handheld calculators and non-stick pans, were initially developed to aid in space flight. Today’s aerospace engineers are still working to help us view the edges of the universe as well as improve the way that we live our lives right here on planet earth.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

Non-Traditional Computer Science Degrees

The increasing complexity of computing means that many employers who were previously willing to hire anyone with the skills necessary, even those who taught themselves computers, are now requiring applicants to have computer science degrees. Fortunately, a larger number of colleges and universities are offering flexible degrees that can allow you to continue working while earning the degree that you need to move forward in your career.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

Are you ready for an MBA program?

Today’s companies need individuals who can work in teams comprised of people from a broad range of backgrounds and find a path to success by maximizing the strengths of each member.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

Civil Engineers are Building a Better Built Environment

Civil engineers work to create the built environment while also shaping the natural environment. Integrating both the hard sciences and esthetics, civil engineers work at the leading edge of engineering to make our lives more efficient, more convenient, and more enjoyable.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

Turning the Dream of Sustainability into Reality

Understanding environmental systems is an active and innovative field of education and research. Moreover, those who dedicate their careers to sustainability typically have a strong sense of service to humanity, other animals, and even the earth itself.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

The Science of Friendly and Safe Flight

Modern aviation is about making a safer and more pleasant flying experience for not only the passengers but also the crew and the pilots. Aviation is an interdisciplinary field encompassing engineering and electronics but also meteorology as well as human psychology and physiology.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 03, 2014

Cutting-Edge Careers: Cell and Molecular Biology

Technological advances are bringing new opportunities for cell and molecular biology, and there are applications across a broad variety of fields including not only medicine but agriculture, engineering, and the development of numerous industrial and commercial products.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 31, 2014

Master's or Ph.D.: Graduate Degree Options

The two main types of graduate degrees offered are the master's degree and the doctoral degree.  Students pursuing doctoral degrees complete their master's degrees first and then move on to their doctoral level work.

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 06, 2013

Considerations for an Online Graduate Degree

Are you interested in earning a graduate degree online but are uncertain about how your degree will be perceived? In the past, there was a stigma attached to degrees earned through distance learning

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 22, 2013
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Evaluating and Comparing Graduate Degree Programs

Now that you have decided to pursue a graduate school degree, it is time to determine which program is right for you. Some important criteria to consider when exploring graduate degree

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 22, 2013

Choosing the Right Graduate Degree

The time and money that graduate school requires can make earning a graduate degree a challenging endeavor. So, it is vital to determine your career goals and choose the

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 22, 2013

Choosing the Best Graduate Degree Program

Are you thinking about earning a graduate degree but are not sure what field you would like to study? If so, you may want to consider acquiring a master's or doctoral degree

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 21, 2013

Getting Your Graduate Degree Without Quitting Your Job

Colleges and universities are responding by expanding their part-time executive programs. These programs are scheduled for evening and weekend classes to not interfere with your work schedule. In addition, many programs are using technology to allow students to complete all or part of their program online.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 15, 2013
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