Master's a long way from the new Bachelor's

Vanderbilt Hustler
Sep 19, 2011

Matthew Shea, a senior and Computer Science major, is one of the many upperclassman that find themselves torn between getting a master’s and entering the job market.

"I remember in my first year, I read an article in some newspaper saying that by the time I graduated I was going to need a master's degree, because so many more people are coming to college and getting bachelor's degrees that it's the new high school diploma," Shea said. "Even a lot of non-technical jobs like restaurant managers are requiring bachelor's degrees, so you have to get that master's to get an extra edge."

Article in the Vanderbilt student newspaper on the value of graduate degrees quotes Owen professor Germain Boer.