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Top Five Fields Students Are Most Likely to Earn a Graduate Degree:

School Student
Counseling
91%
Educational Administration and Supervision 89%
Health and Medical Preparatory Programs 79%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 72%
Counseling
Psychology
70%

*Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011

Fields That Earn the Highest Salary Bump From a Graduate Degree:

  • Health and Medical Preparatory Programs 190%
  • Miscellaneous Social Sciences 134%
  • Public Policy 107%

*Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011

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Graduate degree holders say their degree is more useful:

16
84

Post-graduate degree

37
62

Bachelor’s degree

44
54

Two-year college degree

  • Not very closely / Not at all
  • Very / Somewhat closely
22% more jobs between 2012 and 2020 will require a Master’s Degree.
20% more jobs between 2012 and 2020 will require a Doctorate or Professional Degree.

The GoGrad Team

Earning a graduate degree is a great way to expand your career opportunities, boost your earning potential, and enhance your expertise. However, finding and selecting a graduate program that aligns with your professional goals and lifestyle can be a challenge. That’s where GoGrad comes in. We understand the importance of not only finding a high quality online advanced degree, but also the need to find one that accommodates personal obligations, learning styles, and budget. Our team consists of more than twenty journalists, editors, and subject-matter experts, all passionate about higher education and helping you.

Why Are We Here?

Plain and simple: We want to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. In order to do so, we provide an easy online platform where aspiring graduate students of all ages, backgrounds, and specialties can get the information they need to make informed decisions about their education. We create in-depth resources, conduct student and alumni interviews, speak with experts in various fields, and develop user-friendly search tools to help prospective grad students vet all their options. We’ve gathered insights, advice, and data from dozens of industry experts with years of experience as graduate students, professors, administrators and/or curriculum developers. Get answers to all your questions about degree paths, application requirements, financial aid options, projected career outlook, earnings, and more so that you can begin your journey towards a more fulfilling future.

Meet Us

Michael Hoffman, JD

dan Schuessler

A former practicing attorney and now freelance journalist, Michael has years of experience covering a variety of education-related topics. Michael has interviewed several experts to get the inside scoop on online learning and graduate education. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara College of Law.

Abby Herman

dan Schuessler

Abby earned her master’s degree in education through a hybrid program at a private university. A former educator, she now works as a journalist, writing primarily on K-12 and higher education, as well as career exploration for young professionals.

Wes Ricketts

Wes Ricketts

Wes began his career teaching, at both the elementary and college levels, before moving on to the content side of education by joining one of Silicon Valley’s largest publishers of higher educational materials. Wes holds a master’s in history and international relations, and brings that experience, and his editorial expertise, to GoGrad as vice president of content and communications.

Jennifer Koebele, MS Ed

dan Schuessler

Jennifer has more than a decade of experience researching and writing on higher education and online learning topics. As a writer for our team, she collaborates with experts, advisors, professors, and others within education to create in-depth, valuable resources for prospective students.

Ron Kness

dan Schuessler

Ron served 36 years in the military. His last assignment was the 34th Infantry (Red Bull) Division Command Sergeant Major/E-9. He was also Supervisor of Military Personnel Services, which included the Education Benefits Section, and now uses this vast knowledge as our resident military expert on GI Bills, scholarships, and other military-related financial aid for higher education.