Grad School Math: Which Degrees Are Worth the Debt

<p>"With unemployment high and wages stagnant, now's a rough time to be entering the job market. Historically, when an unwelcoming economy awaits, graduating college students tend to run for grad school. But the monetary value of an advanced degree varies greatly depending on major, school, and how much debt you take on to get it ...</p>

<p>... But not all degrees are created equal. Based on an analysis of Census data, Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce determined that the payoff from a graduate degree can vary wildly, from a 1% salary bump to a 190% wage explosion. And the degrees that deliver most bang for the education buck may surprise you ...</p>

<p>... Degrees That Are Worth the Money (and How to Tell)</p>

<p>On the happier end of the spectrum, some graduate degrees can vastly improve your earnings. The big winners are health and medical preparatory programs, from which graduate or professional degrees can increase salary by 190%. Similarly, social sciences (134%), zoology (123%), molecular biology (115%), public policy (107%), biology (106%), biochemical sciences (101%), chemistry (93%), pre-law (81%) and physiology (78%) majors can all expect to get a major dividend from pursuing graduate or professional degrees ..."</p>

<p>Grad</a> School Math: Which Degrees Are Worth the Debt - DailyFinance</p>

<p>Misleading title :D</p>

<p>^ Seconded. The title got my hopes up, only for the article to smash it into a thousand pieces...</p>