According to the Commerce Department a masters degree is worth about $1.3 million more than a high school diploma when it comes to lifetime earnings.
I haven’t seen much of that $1.3 million yet, but the experience of completing my masters degree in communication has proven beneficial for job opportunities, faculty teaching positions and more. Plus I really enjoyed the intellectual interaction with fellow students and professors. It just takes things to a new level when compared to undergraduate classes.
Top things I value about my grad school experience:
- The experience
- The opportunities
- The training/education
- The challenge
Whether you get a masters degree from an Ivy League, private or state school, getting a graduate degree can greatly enhance your marketability, opportunities and bring you into contact with fellow professionals and students who can prove valuable additions to your field of friends.