Motivations That Lead People to Obtain Advanced Degrees in 2013

Are you

What is your age in years

Where do you currently reside?

Are you currently enrolled in Graduate School?

If yes: What Undergraduate degrees have you recieved?

If yes: What year of Graduate School are you currently enrolled in?

If no: Have you applied or are you planning to apply for Graduate School?

What area of study are you enrolled in? (If not currently enrolled, what area are you most interested in?)


On a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being very UNTRUE for me and 7 being very TRUE for me, please rate how influential the following factors were in your decisison to attend graduate school.

Learning more about a specific area of acdemia
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Higher Potential earning power
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Career advancement/ more options in career choices
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Personal enrichment
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Greater Prestige
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Do not know what else to do
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Success in undergraduate courses
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Advanced degree gives more flexibility for family life or schedule
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Lack of current job opportunites
Very UNTRUE for me Very TRUE for me

Please state any other motivations behind your decision to attend Graduate School:

*OPTIONAL* In your own words, can you please explain why you chose (are thinking about) Graduate School: