How much is a Masters Degree worth?

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.

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