In today’s competitive job market, the demand for candidates with advanced degrees is continuously rising. Particularly in high-tech fields, employers are increasingly looking for highly skilled workers. Professional master’s degrees in applied fields give employees an opportunity to demonstrate desirable skillsets and a commitment to advancing within a certain career path or industry.
Some of the many benefits to a master’s degree include:
1. Greater confidence & mastery in your field
A master’s degree from a top-tier university allows you to delve deeper into your specialized field and take courses that directly correlate to your career. By taking courses in both hard and soft skills, you’ll be able to grow as a professional and ensure you’re staying up-to-date with the best practices your current industry requires.
2. Increased job opportunities
A master’s degree provides you with additional training and qualifications to pursue your professional goals, leading to job opportunities that would otherwise not be there. Having an advanced degree can open doors, oftentimes including those with higher salary prospects.
3. Ability to shift careers
If you are looking to change careers, getting a master’s degree can provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to switch your career path and enter into another field.
4. An expanded professional network
By entering a master’s degree program, students are exposed to a greater community of faculty, students and other top leaders in their fields. At Brandeis GPS, where courses average around 12 students per class, that community extends even beyond the classrooms; offering students opportunities to expand their professional circles through on-campus and virtual networking events, webinars, shared job postings, LinkedIn, and by building meaningful connections with faculty, program chairs, and advisory board members.