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Take Our Quiz | Should You Pursue a Full-time or Part-time Grad Degree Program?

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Are you thinking about attending grad school?

Maybe you’ve narrowed down which degree programs you’d like to pursue, or perhaps you’ve only recently started to consider if grad school is right for you—either way, we applaud you. Grad school is a big step that can widen your career prospects and deepen your knowledge of your field.

Wherever you are in your grad school journey, one factor you’ll want to consider is whether to pursue a full-time or part-time degree program. That way, when you’re ready to apply and enroll, you’ll know which programs will be the best fit for you and your goals.

Question 1

Do you have a full-time job you want to keep while in school?

Question 2

Is your current job relevant to your intended field of study?

Question 3

Between work responsibilities, personal and social commitments, and studying, graduate school will put your schedule to the test. How are your time management skills and availability?

Question 4

Do you plan to get involved with extracurricular activities and commitments while you’re in grad school?

Question 5

Are you concerned about paying for grad school?

Question 6

Do you want to finish your degree quickly, or take your time?

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I oversee the content and resources we share at Idealist to help organizations, prospective grad students, and job seekers make an impact in their personal and professional lives. In my spare time, I love to read, cook, and explore NYC's parks.

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