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Choosing a Program

Spend time looking at different university websites to find the degree that’s best for you. Some programs are very specialized, while others can be broad.


For example, an MA in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas is very specialized so your Master’s degree would benefit you if you are looking for jobs in these media.

On the other hand, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from St. Edward’s University is broad enough that you can use the degree in numerous business fields.

Another option is to find a program that offers a broad degree but with optional specialized tracks. An example of this is the Master’s of Public Administration  (MPA) degree from Texas State University. The MPA program requires all students to take 30 hours of core courses and 9 hours from a specific career support area such as Human Resources, Social Policy, or Urban Planning, just to name a few.

Still stumped? Think about your ideal job and then look at the educational background of people in that position. Consider whether it’s a good path for you, too.

“Attending a liberal arts college is important to me and the MLA program at St. Ed’s is the perfect

foundation for my next step – law school.” Jonathan D., St. Edward’s ‘15

Look around at the graduate programs offered at these four area universities:

St. Edward’s University Graduate Program

The University of Texas Graduate School

Concordia University Graduate Degrees

Texas State University Graduate College

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