How much does a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering can enhance a
professional career compared to a Bachelor and is it worth to get into debt
to pursue the degree? I am not interested a priori to become a reasercher or
to follow up with a PhD. Also, how much does the name of the school count
(always referring only to accredited Master of Science programs)?
I know someone who worked side by side with me, same title same pay. He has
an MS and I do not. I do not even have an BS. Fortune 100 company.
I will depend on the situation that your in. I would say that some better
paying job doors will open when you have a MS. As for the pay, can't say.
It is hard to say. The consulting/research firm that I work for only hires
people with masters degrees and up. We are a little unusual in that
respect. I think an MSEE will lead to more opportunities, but I am not sure
it will lead to a higher starting salary.
Charles Perry P.E.
Thank you for all of your answers. I appreciate it.
My last question is: I am graduating with a BS EE from UT-Austin and
because I played four years of intercollegiate soccer my GPA is not enough
high to get into the very top Engr schools. I did not even apply to the
Master program at UT. I would really like to go to school for my Master in
Florida (as I have family there) but I was denied by U of Florida. I was
instead accepted by University of South Florida. I have all the intentions
to commit 100% to my studies during my Master. Is it worth though for me to
move from the number nine engr school in the nation (UT-Austin) to a less
recognized but decent school such as USF?
|> Why don't you just get a job? Then you can decide whether the MSEE is
|> worthwhile for your career goals. BTW, many large companies will pay for
|> your school if it will benefit them.
| Because I am afraid I won't be able to return to the living standards of
| college once I begin making money. Everybody seems to suggest it is better
| to go straight after your BS.
I would suggest doing it for a year or two, and stay on college living
standards for that time frame. Then decide which direction to go. If
you can get a job, do it for the experience to make the MSEE study mean
something more. If you can't get a job, I guess that decides for you.