Things to Consider

Questions to ask yourself...

  • What are both my short and long-term goals?
  • Are my goals personally realistic?
  • Is an advanced degree required to obtain my career goals?
  • Do I really love the field enough to narrow my studies and obtain an advanced degree?
  • Do I have the necessary academic ability and interest to be successful in graduate school?
  • Am I choosing graduate school to delay the process of finding a job?
  • Am I choosing graduate school because I feel there are no other options at this time?
  • Am I willing to invest the time, effort and expense to complete an advanced degree?

You may be interested in choosing to attend graduate school if you have a:

  • Clear intent of what career you want to pursue and an advanced degree is required for entrance.
  • Desire to immerse yourself in the study of a specific academic discipline.
  • Desire to practice in a specialized career.
  • Desire for a complete career change.
  • Desire for career/salary advancement that requires a graduate degree.
  • Desire to switch from practitioner to administrator.
  • Need for professional licensing in your career.

News

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

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Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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