Are all graduate courses job-related?

Author: Alice Gilman

No. Some graduate-level courses may be considered job-related and some may not. If the graduate course of study does not qualify the student for a new trade or profession, the course will be considered job-related. Practically speaking, a student pursuing a law or CPA degree may not claim that graduate school is job-related, because practicing law or becoming a CPA qualifies as a new trade or profession. On the other hand, a graduate student pursuing an MBA may be able to claim that the course of study is job-related.