Three Reasons to Start Your Master’s Degree this Summer

Posted: April 02, 2020 | Author: Sera Emiroglu | Read Time: 2 minutes

Start a Master's DegreeHave you been considering getting a master’s degree but aren’t sure when or how to start? Or maybe you are graduating this April and don’t know where to go or how to start your career? Maybe you’ve already started your career and are looking for your next promotion? Regardless of what your reasons are, this summer is the perfect time to begin your master’s degree.

Here are three reasons to start your master's degree:

Career Advancement

Getting a master’s degree can open many doors. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for individuals with master’s degrees was $68,000, which is $12,000 more a year than the median salary for individuals with only a bachelor’s degree. In addition, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 13.1% of people living in the United States have a master’s degree.

Online Options

Earning your master’s degree has never been easier than it is today. If you have work and family obligations, don’t want to move locations, or any other reason, there are online options available. According to a study done by the National Center for Education Statistics, there were over 6 million students participating in online learning in 2017. Moreover, online learning gives you the flexibility of completing work at your own pace while still having set deadlines. Southern Utah University currently offers 11 master’s degrees online.

Learning Lives Forever

True to SUU’s motto, learning does live forever. Pursuing further education and obtaining a master’s degree will help you develop professionally as well as personally. Knowledge gained through the classes for a master’s degree apply it to many other aspects of life. For example, through a master’s degree, you’ll gain versatile skills such as critical thinking, decision making, and other soft skills that will make you a more marketable employee.

Not sure what to study? Here is a list of master’s degrees offered at SUU:

SUU 100% online graduate programs are designed to help you on your path to professional achievement with the flexibility and affordability you need. Choose the program that's right for you and prepare to open the door to new career opportunities.

Produced by SUU Graduate Studies

SUU's Graduate school draws from a prestigious heritage and allows students to pursue a quality education. The master's degree programs offer students the chance to further their professional and educational careers on campus or online.

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