NYTimes on Master’s Degrees

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.


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