Deciding to further your education with a masterís, doctoral or professional degree can benefit your life and career. Although an advanced degree can be hard work, attaining one will often make you a more qualified candidate for high-level positions and can take your career to new heights. For others, an advanced degree is desired to further personal knowledge and experience. Everyone has a different reason for pursuing an advanced degree. Once you have established yours, start taking the right steps to obtain your degree.
Use the information in this section - planning, finding and applying, and financing (including information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - to learn more about the graduate or professional school process.