The Grad School Debt Problem

Of the $1.19 trillion in student debt in the U.S., 40 percent belongs to graduate students, who account for just 14 percent of the college population.

How and Why I Went to Grad School

I wanted to beat the final boss. I had been playing the Education Game my entire life, and I wanted to see what was on the last level.

On MBAs, MFAs, and Selling Soft Pretzels in China

We will never stop talking about whether MFAs are worthwhile. That horse has been killed, sold in part for meat and in part for glue, buried, and prayed over, and we’re still beating it.

Sarah Kendzior on Graduate School

Savage Minds interviewed Sarah Kendzior (who wrote about the U.N.’s unpaid internship the other week) about her experience in graduate school while earning a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. It’s very good.

Things to Think About Before Pursuing Grad School

This summer, I lived with a revolving cast of roommates, one of whom was going to go to law school in September. One night, my roommate mentioned that he was going to go through law school so he could “meet the right people,” and then he said he’d apply to med school because that was his real passion. I may have choked a bit when he said that. I was in college for seven years because I did a master’s program in English literature, followed by a Master of Library and Information Studies.

One Memorable LSAT Experience

Kate Levin has an essay at The Paris Review recalling a time when she half-heartedly pursued law school, and encountered Monica Lewinsky while taking the LSATs.

I Feel Good About Pursuing This MBA

In 2009, when the economy was at its lowest, I had an undergraduate degree and was lucky enough to have a job. But it wasn’t a good one, so I decided to go back to school.

‘So, You Needed to Pay for More Levels?’

After my post on law school the other day, one of you sent me this video, which is quite funny.

The Problem with Law School

Last week, we talked about what some of our biggest financial mistakes were, and a few of you mentioned grad school, specifically, law school.

A Ph.D. Grad on ‘The Ph.D. Grind’

Philip J. Guo recently completed a Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Stanford, and now works for Google. He has a tell-all about his experience.