Are You Ready to Go Back to School?

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

If you’ve earned your bachelor’s degree, you may want to continue your education through an online graduate school. You can attend a conventional university but you may want to explore the option of attending an online university to receive your master’s degree.

First-year master’s degree program students often end up surprised by the demands of a graduate program. To decide if you’re ready for the challenge, talk to other first-year graduate students.

Also ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I ready to take on this challenge? You have to make sure that this is the right time to dedicate the next 2 or so years to earning your master's degree.
  • Does my career require specialized training and a master’s degree?
  • Am I certain about my area of specialty? Will I remain in my field long enough to make my specialized degree worthwhile? Don’t invest time and money in a master’s program if you don’t love the subject matter.
  • Can I make the time in my busy life — especially if I’m working full time — to complete my studies and earn my graduate degree online?