Same school for grad as undergrad = bad?

<p>I've heard that attending the same school for grad school as you did for your undergrad looks bad when you're looking for a job after getting your grad degree. How true is this? I applied to microbiology programs.</p>

<p>It's called academic's not the end of the world, but is frowned upon in many fields.</p>

<p>Master's degrees, not so much. Doctoral degrees, it's frowned upon. Look at it this way: professors will continue to view you as an undergraduate.</p>

<p>ya more like an incest unless you're at MIT
anyway companies look for adaptabitily whiich is subconciously infixed by applicant's variation .no offense thats just my surmise</p>

<p>I have to agree with the previous posters. The exceptions, from what I see, are when you're undergrad and graduate degrees are in different fields or when you're attending a school that is by far the top in your area.</p>

<p>Thanks for the input. The school where I did my undergrad is higher ranked for biological sciences than the other school I am considering. </p>

<p>But even aside from the fact that it might be frowned upon to go to the same place for grad school, I wouldn't be too thrilled about spending another 4-5 years at the same University anyway. Soo, looks like I will most likely select the other, less highly ranked school :-/</p>

<p>How much does ranking really matter? Is it true that it doesn't matter all that much unless it's like Ivy League or something?</p>