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anonymousstudentย inย ย 
Computer Scienceย 4 months ago

Is a BA/MS worth it?

Undergrad student looking for advice. I'm currently pursuing a BA in CS and I'm considering doing a combined BA/MS in CS but not sure if it's worth it. Here's some things to consider:
1. I'd have to take a heavy courseload until i graduate = more stress
2. I could potentially graduate on time but it'd be tough. I may need to take an extra semester.ย 
3. If i can finish the BA/MS within the time it would normally take to finish my BA, itd be free. But if i do take an extra semester, itd be around $20k extra.ย 
4. I plan on doing full stack work after i graduate.
5. I may want to do engineering management in the future.ย 
6. I've heard that BA/MS programs aren't very resepcted in industry because they're not seen as a "real masters degree"

Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated!
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BigDudu77Full-Stack Software Engineerย 4 months ago
For most software engineering work MS isnโ€™t necessary, unless you want to be in AI or something similar. You will be competing with non citizens though who are required to take masters.
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anonymousstudentComputer Scienceย atย Northwestern University4 months ago
Thanks for your insight!

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