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Why Should I Think About Graduate School?

The purpose of seeking a graduate degree varies from individual to individual, but the most common reasons for seeking a graduate degree are:

1. A junior or senior in college desiring to do advanced work in a subject
2. A profession that requires specialization such as medicine, law, counseling, or social work
3. A career that requires advanced education

Regardless of the reason why you decide to return to school or continue with your education, you should plan carefully. Attending graduate school is a big investment of time and money; therefore, you should make certain your investment will advance your career in a desired direction.

Career Services office can provide assistance with the planning process – schedule an appointment by calling 304.876.5317 or email

View Shepherd’s Graduate School Tutorials here.

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email: Phone: 304-876-5317 Office Hours: 8:30-4:30