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The Complete Guide to Earning Your Master's

All master’s degree programs essentially strive toward the same goal: to provide students the opportunity to supplement their undergraduate education. Generally speaking, undergraduate programs provide a solid foundation in core subjects and a student’s major, while graduate programs allow the study of more advanced topics in a specific field to build on undergraduate-level learning and past experiences.

[An online program] is absolutely critical to the graduate student or to the adult student who needs to be able to mix going back to school with life.

John Ebersole
President of Excelsior College, tells U.S. News & World Report.

Getting a master’s degree unlocks additional career paths ― it gives you documented competency in a field, which can give you the upper hand in the job hunt.