The New York Times recently gathered the opinions of several respected educators to answer the question: What is a Master’s Degree Worth?
Particularly germane for me, as readers well know.
Perhaps the most interesting portion of this article is the reader comments, which are varied, and well-done. Readers here bring up some great points that panelists failed to address.
It was clear that certain degrees were winners:
–People with associates’ degrees tended to earn a lot more than those whose educations stopped at high school.
–Bachelor’s degrees, particularly those earned at lower-cost public universities, also tended to be worth the investment.
–Professional degrees in law or medicine were costly to get but clearly offered a big enough payoff.
Not such a slam dunk: Master’s degrees.