As you are researching our master's programs, it helps to have a sense of what you think the value of your degree will be. Will it help you make a job change or take the next step in your career, or boost your earning potential? Will it help you apply to PhD programs down the line? Will it help you decide whether you want to pursue further academic study? In Seven Questions to Ask before Graduate School, Donald Martin, former Chicago Booth associate dean of admissions, provides an effective way to frame the issues around whether to apply for a master's degree.
In a more recent article, he also advises that graduate students get a head start on career planning. Read more about the career services available to master's students from UChicagoGRAD. Keep in mind that individual career advisors are also on staff at UChicago's professional schools and in some master's programs. Check out individual program pages to learn more.