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Go Beyond the Bachelor: Find the Right Master's Degree Program

The number of master's degrees awarded increased by 4.6% between 2000 and 2010, with about half of those degrees in just two disciplines: education and business. According to the Council of Graduate Schools, the most popular disciplines in 2010 in which to get a master's degree were:

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  1. Education
  2. Business
  3. Health professions and related clinical sciences
  4. Social sciences and history
  5. Engineering

You can find out which master's degrees are available in each of these disciplines through WorldWideLearn.com's Master Degree Guides. Each guide explains various types of master's degrees and their possible specialties, common career paths, and more.

Which Master's Degree Program is Right for You?

Once you have an idea of the master's degree you'd like to pursue, you need to do plenty of research before developing your final list of schools. First, you'll need to decide if an online degree program or a campus program is better for your learning style.  Not sure what you're better suited for?  Take our Bricks or Clicks assessment to find out. You'll also want to determine which other program factors such as accreditation, size, or faculty are the most important to you.

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Are You Ready for a Master's Program?

If you are debating whether you should go back to school to earn your masters' degree, consider these six signs that it might be time. Online master's programs and financial aid resources make this advanced degree more accessible than ever.