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.


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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