Graduate programs award both master’s and doctoral degrees. They require two or more additional years of education beyond a bachelor’s degree. A study done by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found that those with graduate degrees have a lower unemployment rate and earn more money over their lifetimes than those with bachelor’s degrees and a study from the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland fount that they may earn more than double the lifetime wage of those with just a high school diploma. For more information about graduate programs please use the links below.
Professional programs (first-professional degrees) require at least three years of additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree. These degrees are awarded in medical, legal, theological and veterinary fields and are required to pursue a career path as a medical doctor or a lawyer among others. For more information about law and medical programs please use the links below.
Funding for graduate and professional programs varies. Contact individual programs to ask about scholarships, fellowships, research, teaching, and graduate assistantships. Learn more about funding here.