Finding the right graduate program can be a daunting task. With so many things to consider—everything from tuition to faculty to courses—the options can seem overwhelming. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your top choices, then it’s necessary to consider what exactly you’re looking for in a program.
People earn graduate degrees for a variety of reasons. One reason to consider completing a graduate degree might be increased earning potential. Employees with a master’s degree on average make 23 percent more than their counterparts with undergraduate degrees. Add a doctoral degree and that earning potential jumps another 24 percent (that’s 57 percent, for those keeping score).
Maybe you’re a lifelong learner. For you, earning a master’s degree is more about taking on new and exciting challenges, ultimately becoming the fullest version of yourself. On the other hand, maybe you’re looking to make a career switch. During these uncertain times, you’ve begun to look for options outside your original career field and an advanced degree would help you make that dream a reality.
Regardless of your reasons, odds are you’re considering applying to Trevecca. As you begin to cull through your options, keep these three things in mind. (And remember this: you won’t find them at every university!)
- Trevecca is flexible.
At Trevecca, it’s understood that most people who are going to graduate school have lives outside of school — that’s why our programs are designed for working adults. If you’re concerned about trying to fit school into your busy schedule, worry no longer. At Trevecca, you can study at your own pace, taking one class at a time. We offer a variety of programs that are built on a foundation of flexibility and convenience; thousands of working professionals enroll in graduate programs because we recognize the importance of flexibility.
- Trevecca has quality that’s affordable.
Many people rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt trying to attain a graduate degree. Even with increased earning potential, mountains of debt are hard to climb. That’s why Trevecca is committed to providing quality education that won’t empty your wallet. Take the MBA program, for instance — many private schools have tuition fees totaling over $100,000 for a two-year program. In contrast, you can attain your MBA at Trevecca for $20,268 — a fifth of the price!
Additionally, you can rest assured that our programs are top quality. Trevecca is ranked in the top ten schools in the state of Tennessee — and is top 16 percent in the south in the same ranking.
- Trevecca is community-centered.
While this characteristic isn’t exactly quantifiable, it is an equally important part of the Trevecca experience. It’s true that part of the graduate school experience is networking and making connections. However, at Trevecca, the connections go deeper than surface-level. The faculty in each department genuinely care about each student’s well-being. Additionally, our cohort-based programs foster and encourage a learning community while building personal relationships.
This type of community is impactful and manifests in real-life ways, like when a student’s house was unexpectedly hit by a tornado and her cohort bought her a new laptop or when PA students come together for missions trips. Community is engrained in the Trevecca experience—not because of networking or business connections (although, you might find those, too)—but because, just like learning, community is a fundamental part of what makes us human.
If you’re looking for a program to invest in you, Trevecca is the right place.
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