# Dual Master Degrees - Worth it?

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Does anyone here have a masters degree in engineering, and then a second one in systems engineering ?

I'm considering it because I can get help with the costs. I do systems engineering on electrical systems. So I see some possible advantages to getting both. I already have a masters in engineering in electrical engineering and currently working on a graduate certificate in systems engineering. If I were to upgrade the certificate to a full blown masters, it would only be four more classes.

Thanks for all the help.

Keith_McClary
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it would only be four more classes.
How many hours of "class time" is a "class".

It ranges, but normally about 2 hours 40 minutes a week of actual class, then homework. How much homework you get is dependent on the class.

Keith_McClary
Gold Member
2 hours 40 minutes a week
How many weeks? In some places a class is full year, other places 3 months.

I'm in the USA, do a class is one semester long about 15 weeks if I recall. Even with my company help, the extra four classes would cost me about $5,100 of my own money (total after taking the extra four classes) I wouldn't directly get paid back for from tuition assistance program at my company. Joshy Gold Member I only have my bachelors degree in electrical engineering... I can barely (forcefully) justify a masters degree just because I want one. Yea a Masters degree, at least for me, in electrical engineering, was barley worth it to me. Cost me$20k of my own money. I had to just get the money back on my investment, and applied to another job, and the fact that I had the degree defiantly helped and qualified me for the job, and gave me a bit of a pay bump.