Is Grad School Worth It? Five Degrees That Are

I received an article on line with Yahoo Education this morning that you might be interested in. The link will take you to the full article. The MPA comes in as # 4 of their top 5 grad degrees.

Is Grad School Worth It? Five Degrees That Are

Want to take the next step in your professional life? These five master’s degree programs could be well worth the time and money.

By Andrea Duchon

To go to grad school, or not to go: that is the question that many bachelor’s degree-holders face. And while some top positions might require a master’s, the actual benefits of an advanced degree might be less apparent for other career paths.

In fact, in January 2012, a report from Georgetown University based on the most recent U.S. Census, “Hard Times, College Majors, Unemployment, and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal,” found that graduate degree holders had only slightly lower unemployment rates at 3 percent versus than those with a bachelor’s only, at 5 percent.

So to help you figure out if a master’s might be worth pursuing, we did some digging for you. We talked to career experts who weighed in on certain degrees that might be worth it, and reasons why you may want to think carefully about pursuing others. Keep reading to find out more.