MS EE

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)?
Thank you.
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Texas Longhorns
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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.
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SQLit
An MSEE will most likely make you appear over qualified for many jobs.
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jopl
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.
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Charles Perry
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?
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Texas Longhorns
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.
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no_one
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.
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Texas Longhorns
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|> 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.
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