Hello! Thanks for your time. (please read all)
Im asking if anyone has any insight on getting a masters in electrical and computer engineering (MECE) . For example, is it worth the cost of tuition? I looked up the average salary and its about $74,000, is this true? Is employment rising? How difficult is it?
Im asking these questions because I come from a poor financial background (meaning I can go to grad school but student loans are going to be really rough to pay off), though I still want to get a job that Im passionate about.
This field falls under where my interests are. For example, Duke offers a masters in electrical and computer engineering with a concentration on quantum computing ( you can even choose learning quantum software or engineering quantum hardware).
Though Duke is an extremely high reach for me considering my stats. ( I will still be applying though because you never know)
More importantly, if you were in my shoes, what would you do with these stats?
College of William and Mary
Overall GPA: 2.81
Major GPA: 3.01
GRE: This August
I do have my reasons for my stats, this includes being diagnosed with a disability during college and facing financial hardship. Ive done research related to quantum mechanics and more recently quantum computing theory. Also created an organization at my school for helping students that have a similar background as me.