Fairfeld, H. (2007). Masterâ€™s Degrees Abound as Universities and Students See a Windfall. New York Times. September 12, 2007. Available online: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/12/education/12masters.html?ref=education.
Somehow, this makes me feel more normal:
And many students believe that these multiple degrees are highly valuable in todayâ€™s competitive job market.
Rey A. Phillips Santos has three graduate degrees gracing his rÃ©sumÃ©: two masterâ€™s and one in law. After completing the masterâ€™s of arts program in the social sciences from the University of Chicago, he decided to go on to the Chicago-Kent College of Law, in a joint-degree program in environmental management with the Stuart Graduate School of Business.
â€œThere is a huge demand for credentials in high-level jobs now,â€ said Mr. Phillips, who is a lawyer for the Chicago city government. â€œEach of my degrees helped me to get a leg up in the job market, and earn higher salaries than I would have otherwise. They were great investments.â€
(Though, in fairness, Mr. Santos seems to be building up an M.A., M.B.A., J.D. pedigree, while I’ll stick to the M.A., M.A., Ph.D. wilderness.)
Another good part about such a crazy track? Avoiding tunnel-vision lock-in.