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Already have a master’s, and thinking about taking your education further? Unsure of what that actually means and what your next options may be? The pinnacle of educational attainment is the doctoral degree. But…what exactly is a doctoral degree, what can you get your doctorate in, and what is involved in the process? Consider this […]

If you’re considering going back to school, switching to a new postgrad program, or transferring from a community college to a 4-year university for a bachelor’s degree, transfer credit can be a huge time (and money) saver. But it’s often an opportunity that many fail to seize. The Transfer Credit Dilemma Far too many students […]

There’s an old adage that says, “Some things seem impossible until they’re done.” At one time or another, this adage holds true for all of us. Perhaps your “impossible” has been traveling to far away places, starting a family, owning a vacation home or rising to a senior level within your organization. One of the […]

If you feel stuck in your career, graduate school may be a strategic move to advance your career prospects. In many high-earning professions, the degree is table stakes for earning certain titles and positions. In other fields, the degree is not mandatory, but it has serious potential to increase your earning power. The degree can […]

Wondering how long an MBA program will take to complete? You may read articles that promise 12 or 14 month programs. In reality, the timeline is a lot more complicated than that. What you really need to know is how long the whole process will take from start to finish—from when you start researching possible […]

The fictional character Yoda of Star Wars fame spoke what some believe to be one of the most important pieces of advice of all time: “Do or do not. There is no try.” You have embraced Yoda. You have decided to “do”—you are going back to college and you are finishing your degree. Congratulations on […]

A search of the key phrase “internet careers” nets almost 1 billion results. And yet there was a time when such a thing did not exist. Thirty years ago, adult learners and college students had absolutely no clue there would be a technology revolution like we’ve had. And certainly no one anticipated a career that […]

First century author Publilius Syrus said, “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” Although you probably seek the counsel of friends and family about the trivial things in life, such as, “What’s a good restaurant for an anniversary dinner?” or “Where’s the cheapest vacation spot for families?” if you’re like most people, you […]

Ever hear the phrase, “Heard it straight from the horse’s mouth”? Of course that just means getting information directly from the source. There’s no better way to inform your college degree decision than by talking to people who know—enrolled students and graduates. Think of talking to current students and alumni as conducting what’s known in […]