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2021-09-02 00:17:02

Master's degree in USA: good investment or not?

Master's degree in USA: good investment or not?

Education in the United States, especially higher and master's degrees is a costly business, it is not a secret. U.S. universities actively invite students, arguing that the master's degree will help raise your income to the skies, increase your value as a professional, expand the labor market. But is it?

Money conducted an independent study: it took into account how much students spent on obtaining a master's degree (including the size of study loans), and counted their income. More than 1500 universities, more than 200 graduates-undergraduates were on review - all in order to calculate the most profitable, early return on investment in education. So formed 3 professions in which to get a master in the United States is definitely profitable - we will talk about them today.


Electrical Engineering

  • The average salary of graduates for 2 years after the diploma is $ 98,880.

Honorable first place in the ratio of debt to income (that is, low). Master's degree in electrical engineering or electronics, you can get a job working with communication systems, power systems, develop renewable energy sources and the latest technologies. Graduates of the master and especially postgraduate (PhD) willingly immediately take on leadership positions.

Where to get?

Arizona State University — MSE Electrical Engineering:

  • #27 in the U.S. by Destination (U.S. News & World Report 2021 Ranking)
  • Price: 25 200$/year
  • Requirements for applicants: GPA from 3.0, IELTS from 6.5; from 2022, NO GRE is required.


  • The average salary of graduates for 2 years after graduation is $ 76,806.

The essence is the study of tax subtleties at the regional and federal level, in corporate and individual legislation. With a degree in Taxation, you can continue to study for a financial manager, a certified public accountant (CPA), a financial director - and these are very profitable positions.

Where to study?

Pace University — MS Taxation:

  • Lubin School of Business is one of the best in the U.S. (according to U.S. News-2021)
  • AACSB Business and Accounting Program Accreditation
  • Price: 24 750$/year
  • Requirements: GPA from 3.0, IELTS from 7.0; with a low GPA, the GMAT is also surrendered.

Computer Science and Information Technology Administration Management

  • The average salary of graduates for 2 years after the diploma is $ 77,636-84,437..

Data collection, storage and analysis, cloud storage, information security – all these areas will only increase their priority and importance in the coming decades. So, qualified specialists will be snapped up. Only over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 11% increase in demand for such professionals in IT! In the highest paid professions, these areas include the National Association of Colleges and Employers, whose opinion should be trusted.

Where to study?

Pace University — MS Computer Science:

  • TOP 100 USA for employment of graduates (QS World University Rankings: USA 2021)
  • Price: 24 750$/year
  • Entry requirements: GPA from 3.0, IELTS from 6.5.

Arizona State University — MS Information Technology:

  • TOP-150 in the world in the direction of Computer Science (according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021), 12th place in the world in the field of Digital and Tech Education
  • Price: 26 100$/year
  • Entry requirements: GPA from 3.0, IELTS from 6.5; from 2022, NO GRE is required.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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