Do I need a Master's Degree?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by CryptoJones, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. CryptoJones

    CryptoJones New Member

    I am about to finish my second Graduate Certificate and I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up.

    I feel I will eventually need a Master's degree so I can teach, but I have no idea what to actually get it in because everything interests me and I have the attention span of a squirrel.

    Any advice is appreciated.
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    A degree is not a goal, it's a tool that help you reach a goal. Right now you don't have a specific goal that would call for a specific degree program... so no, you don't need one.

    If you decide later what you want to teach, great, then re-evaluate.
  3. copper

    copper Active Member

    If you are looking for maximum acceptance in transfer credit for your graduate certificate courses perhaps there are distance learning programs with masters in interdisciplinary studies or the like?
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    If you want to teach, you need at least a master's degree, maybe even a doctorate.
  5. jasonwebb

    jasonwebb New Member

    You will need a degree but above all you need the knowledge :)
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Followers of the degree mill scandals, most recently in India, recognize that many people "have the degree" and seem to figure out how to fake their ways into all sorts of positions where "knowledge" would seem to be necessary. Some survive in these positions rather well until some turn of events reveals the truth, that their degree is a fake. How do they survive in these positions without having acquired the knowledge that is gained from earning a degree? I could come up with a few theories but I can't really say for sure.
  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    From "Big Bang Theory":

    Bernadette (to Howard): If you don't want to get teased about that, get a doctorate. I have one, they're great!

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