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A Master's Degree: Is It Worth It?

A MASTER'S DEGREE
Is it Worth It?

NUMBER OF DEGREES CONFERRED, PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, AND PERCENTAGE OF DEGREES CONFERRED TO WOMEN, BY TYPE OF DEGREE AND RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP


NUMBER OF DEGREES CONFERRED

--- 2007—2008
--- 1997—1998

60.6%
57.1%
625,023
62.1%
59.2%
430,164
409,312
308,196

71.8% 64.5% 53.9% 65.9% 42.9%
68% 59.9% 51.4% 61.9% 39.7%

65,062 36,801 37,408 3,758 72,682
30,155 16,248 21,133 2,053 52,379



0.6%.
6.0%
5.9%
10.4%
11.6%
65.5%

0.5%.
4.9%
3.8%
7.0%
12.2%
71.6%


TOTAL MASTERS BLACK HISPANIC ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE NON-RESIDENT ALIEN

DEGREE TYPE RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP



THE AVERAGE COST TO EARN A MASTER’S DEGREE IS BETWEEN...
$28,400 — $38,700
PUBLIC SCHOOL PRIVATE SCHOOL

A TYPICAL CLASS IS 3 SEMESTER HOURS.

MOST STUDENTS TAKE BETWEEN 6-9 SEMESTER HOURS

FULL-TIME IS 9 HOURS

12 HOURS IS ACTUALLY COMMON

MASTERS DEGREES VARYING IN REQUIREMENTS RANGE FROM 30-60 HOURS.

MOST MA PROGRAMS ARE ABOUT 36 HOURS

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS LIKE MBA, MPA, MHA ARE 45 HOURS (though some may be lower)

THE COUNSELING DEGREES TEND TO BE UP TO 60 HOURS


BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S DEGREES COMPARISON: INCREASE OF LIFETIME INCOME FROM A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

BACHELOR'S AVERAGE -----------$308,588
MASTER'S AVERAGE --------------------------$488,598

BUSINESS------------------------------------- $349,028
---------------------------------------------------------------$724,808

ENGINEERING-------------------------------------$497,930
------------------------------------------------------$860,022

LIBERAL ARTS----------------------$243,883
----------------------$243,883

SOCIAL SCIENCE--------------$210,080
-------------$210,080

SCIENCE--------------------------------$283,286
---------------------------------------------$420,159

EDUCATION---------$108,461
-------------------------------$214,849

The Census Bureau’s figures show that someone with a liberal arts masters degree earned just $5/month more on average, than someone with a bachelor’s in the same acid ($3,460 compared to
$3,455), The average liberal arts M.A. earned about $300 a month less than the average bachelor’s degree recipient.

GRAD PROGRAMS HAVE FALL AND SPRING
SEMESTERS. SOME ALSO HAVE SHORT
SUMMER SEMESTERS (up to 6 hours max).

MOST PEOPLE TAKE 1.5 TO 2 YEARS TO
COMPLETE A MASTER’S DEGREE.

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