Post Graduate Degree
A post graduate degree is a college degree program that is a step above a four-year undergraduate Bachelor's and will generally yield a Masters. This level of education is available in many different academic disciplines including business, humanities, law, science, and the arts. Many people will choose to begin work immediately following receiving a four year degree, but some will wait until after having been in the work force for a while. This level of education can mean a raise in pay and a raise in responsibility and respect on the job.
Pursuing higher education can be a response to the desire for greater job advancement or a desire for more responsibility in professional life. Proverbs 22:29 says, "Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings." The striving for and attainment of a post graduate degree can be a way to be diligent in business by adding to credentials, knowledge, and a skill set concerning the work that is done on a daily basis. With dedication and faith anything is possible. Have faith that God will help anyone succeed in what he or she truly believes in.
This education is available from many different colleges and universities in many different ways. A relatively new way to earn a post graduate degree is through online distance learning. Distance learning is a program that allows a student to complete coursework while working at their own pace and in their own time frame. Post graduate degrees are also available through the traditional college or university on-campus setting. Students may commute from their hometown or live on campus to complete the components of their educational programs.
They can also be earned as a PhD or doctorate also. Most post graduate degrees on the Master's level will take at least eighteen months to complete and may or may not include the completion of a dissertation. A post graduate degree on the doctoral level may take two to three years to complete as the work is more advanced and the study more in-depth and concentrated. Work can be both stimulating and challenging as it is a more detailed study of the subject matter and greater demands are placed on the students.
Deciding what path of life to take can be confusing and stressful. Not only it is important to trust in God, but it is also important to have one really good friend that will be a sounding board as well as a great support with whatever the final decision is. There are many great people in history that have many different educational backgrounds, so higher education is not always the best answer. Conduct good research, pray about the decision, and talk with a trusted friend before starting any post graduate degrees.