Moi received this announcement:
The Institute of Public Service is hosting the Seattle Idealist.org Graduate Fair on Tuesday, October 18th at Seattle University, Campion Tower Residence Hall, in the Ballroom.
At the fair, you can:
speak with admissions representatives from local, national, and international schools and discuss professional development through graduate education,
learn about hundreds of public-service graduate programs, and determine admissions requirements and application deadlines,
attend a Q&A session to listen to a panel of experts talk about how to make yourself a stronger candidate for graduate school.
This fair is FREE to school seekers and open to the public. RSVP at http://www.idealist.org/view/fair/n5TN7PW7kfXd/.
In A B.A. Degree Is the New High School Diploma moi said:
Laura Pappano is reporting in the New York Times article, The Master’s As the New Bachelor’s
Call it credential inflation. Once derided as the consolation prize for failing to finish a Ph.D. or just a way to kill time waiting out economic downturns, the master’s is now the fastest-growing degree. The number awarded, about 657,000 in 2009, has more than doubled since the 1980s, and the rate of increase has quickened substantially in the last couple of years, says Debra W. Stewart, president of the Council of Graduate Schools. Nearly 2 in 25 people age 25 and over have a master’s, about the same proportion that had a bachelor’s or higher in 1960.
“Several years ago it became very clear to us that master’s education was moving very rapidly to become the entry degree in many professions,” Dr. Stewart says. The sheen has come, in part, because the degrees are newly specific and utilitarian. These are not your general master’s in policy or administration. Even the M.B.A., observed one business school dean, “is kind of too broad in the current environment.” Now, you have the M.S. in supply chain management, and in managing mission-driven organizations. There’s an M.S. in skeletal and dental bioarchaeology, and an M.A. in learning and thinking….
Career Education Web.Com has an excellent article, Pros and Cons of Graduate School
Pros: getting a graduate degree gives you the potential to make more money, progress more rapidly in your career, change career paths or pursue your passion of learning.
Cons: it can be expensive, challenging (forget your social life), prevent you from earning an income and might include relocation. Discover some facts so you can weigh your options.
You can pursue a couple of different graduate degrees:
• A master’s degree typically takes between two and four years to complete. The programs usually involve lots of classroom learning and participation, and require collaboration and interaction with other students.
• A doctoral degree typically can take between five and 10– years to complete. A doctoral degree is usually more individual and research-based with less interaction with peers and faculty.
There are no easy answers in the current economic climate.
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