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I Have a Masters Degree.

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    I Went Back In My Mid 30's

    When I went back to school, I thought I only needed my bachelors degree, but I needed my masters degree as well. Wow, what a surprise! But I did it and graduated with honors. So now I am working in a fun field being a therapist with a multiple-aged population. I'll owe money...
    cats2eyes cats2eyes 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    Masters In Being Broke

    So, I will have my masters in social work in 21 days. It is one of the lowest paying professions. I wasn't too concerned before this recession kicked in, but now I worry. I always joked about how I can always find work in mental health, because so many people need that everywhere...
    JannaK75 JannaK75 31-35, F 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    Ma In Clinical Pscyhology

    Hello! Just your friendly social worker here. I have my MA in Clinical Psychology. I do social work for adults with developmental disabilities.
    AcrosstheGreatDivide AcrosstheGreatDivide 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Mfa In Film Directing

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    Does This Count??

    Does a JD count? I was thinking about getting my LLM in taxation....
    scarlet54 scarlet54 36-40 4 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    I am a graduate from Michigan State University.

    My masters degrees are in the areas of criminal justice and in counseling.
    julieadams julieadams 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 26

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    I Know, Me A Masters Degree......

    Who'd have thought, me, little ol' me would have managed to secure a Masters degree...You know it was never one of my goals in life, god that sounds sad doesn't it - i mean who does aspire to be the best they can possibly be, but i never thought i was academic, in fact, my...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    ...in applied mathematics.

    I enjoy math and love school. When I'm learning, I am in my own world and could not be happier.
    ShesGoneNJ ShesGoneNJ 51-55, M Aug 24

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    I Protect Children And Families

    I have a master's degree in Social Work and work as an intake specialist on a phone hotline to take in referrals for children or adults who are/have been abused and/or neglected. The reason I went into this field was the desire to make a difference in others lives in a...
    Belinda Belinda 26-30, F May 28, 2013

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    It's An MSc

    Yeah it's pretty cool and hard work and I am very proud of it. It's just something I always wanted to have. I worked hard for it and I'd do it again. I enjoyed every bit of it.
    erin1982 erin1982 26-30, F Oct 25, 2013

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    I was in a five year master program

    and received my degree in civil engineering.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 21

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    First the Diploma, Then the Meltdown.

    I have a masters degree and it´s funny ( funny ? ) how life works.  Right after graduation from my Postgraduate course, I went into one of the biggest depressive episodes of my life. It was like, OK, I have done it, I have the professional degree, the several...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 14 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    My Diploma

    After much struggle, hard work and a lot of blood, sweat and tears, I did it...i received my diploma on Friday. I wish I could show you the whole thing..my name is in big gold letters and the diploma is huge. I had it framed and it is huge!  I am not sure where to hang it but i...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 38 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Education...

    I graduated with a Masters in Education from Monash University last month and surprised myself with a High Distinction average. Although I work in this field as head of an art and design school, I didn't really need the qualification for job advancement. Instead, I saw it as a...
    lilymargot lilymargot 46-50, F 9 Responses May 14, 2011

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    I have a Masters Degree.

    ..but I still owe tuition money & still must take a comprehensive exam, so it is on hold. I kinda feel like the kid at school whose toy got taken away & sent to the office til Summer. It's mine, but it's not! Difficult going thru grad school at 33 while working full time...
    michelle0808 michelle0808 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    lindahe lindahe 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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    I Don't Know When I'll Be Able To Read For Recreation Again

    It's just something about having to read entire books, within a week, for three months at a time that kind of turned me off from just sitting down and enjoying a book. I just finished my Master's last summer, but between that experience and a pretty time consuming job, sitting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 4, 2012

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    Break Earned

    I just finished my masters degree. I have now been in school for 21 consecutive years lol. I am taking a break before I continue on to get my Ph.D.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10, 2010

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    Joint Program

    No, I'm not talking about marijuana, so just stop that. :) Anyway, I have an M.S. in Accounting through the Professional Accounting degree program at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. This degree program was a joint B.S./M.S. program where you add on another year to your...
    Argonnosi Argonnosi 26-30, M Jul 30, 2012

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    Not Alone, Of Course..

    I hold the French equiv. of a MSEE. I'm specialized in data acquisition systems & non linear electronics as job. Also hold a post graduate in optoelectronics and a BCompSc useful for my job. Think it's all !
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Masters Of Science

    I have a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family. This degree has helped me to understand more about me and about my family dynamics. It has also helped me to understand management dynamics and problem solving techniques that impact my job and family. I used to do counseling...
    plskr plskr 41-45, M Aug 29, 2011

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    I Did It At 47

    I worked as a volunteer for an NGO for 15 years and finally got burned out. I went to the States to take a break and heard about an MA program at the local university. It was an MA TESOL (teaching English as a Second Language). I loved Asia and knew this degree would be a good...
    joywalker joywalker 56-60, M Oct 26, 2011

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    Looks Like I'm In Good Company!!

    Just got mine sept 14... Just waitin on the sheepskin so that the reality sinks in. MS edPSY and as I read in another story... NOW WHAT??? At 53 do I continue and get a phD? Or do I stop here and get a "real" job?? Lol Kinda fond of fixin computers.. It's usually pretty low...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    University System Should Improve For Good Of Students And Society

    I have an honours degree in Finance which also comes with an Accounting degree too from University of NSW in Australia. After that, I did try to do Applied Physics as a part time student for about 3 years but gave it up as I had too much to do at work while the evening/night...
    meehehe meehehe 46-50, M Oct 9, 2013

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    I Wish I´d Had Her Honesty

    Yesterday I had one of those moments of clarity that makes you rethink your whole life in a matter of seconds......... I was on my way home chatting with a girl that studied my career and graduated from my university quite recently. Since we had that shared background I thought...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    That I Don't Use

    I have a masters in Information Technology and Business.... it was a joint degree so it is just one diploma. I don't use either one being that I'm an author and door to door sales person.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    Masters In Taxation

    I earned a Masters in Taxation
    bizbuz bizbuz 36-40, M Dec 20, 2007

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    Mba

    I have an MBA and am not really using it. Perhaps a little. It was worth going back to school for the parties and intramural sports!
    NCConch NCConch 41-45, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    I'm Master of Little!

    I went to school taking all the courses in Psychology the school had to offer only to realize that my University prepared me for research or teaching, not therapy. I worked for a PhD for awhile seeing his overflow only to finally admit that I couldn't deal with the raw emotions...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    Recent Grad

    I'm a recent grad. I just graduated this August. It took me a little longer than expected because of my thesis.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F Nov 14, 2007

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    My Mls

    I earned my Masters in Library Science in 2006. This was a first step in a career change. For 30 years I worked at state psychiatric facilities various clinical teams. Currently I am on a clinical team that provides psychiatric alternatives to incarceration and probation for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 13, 2012

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    I Just Finished My Mba In My Forties

    Going to school in your forties is a lot different than in your twenties. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in French and English, and then spent 18 years doing nothing with it. I recently decided to go back to school so I could make more money. I went online at the University...
    Jessibelle Jessibelle 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2009

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    Engineering

    I have a masters degree in engineering, which i earned in 2001.
    koolman2811 koolman2811 36-40, M Dec 29, 2012

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    Masters

    Yeah, I have a masters degree... but now what?Only real thing it's got me is a new spot on the pay scale, which isn't saying much at all. I'd have to work here 15 years for that to even breakeven.
    SkyRookie SkyRookie 36-40, M Apr 4, 2012

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    So What

    I spent years getting my Masters Degree while working.  I'm sure it has helped me advanced in my career but I don't think education is a one way ticket to the top and one has to wonder if it is worth the cost anymore.  Depending on what you want to do, the time and...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Yes Me Too

    im nurse RN last 3 years love my work. took 4 years college get it. my mom said best 4 years my lifeblood.
    queensupreme02 queensupreme02 26-30, F 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    At the age of 23, I have just received my

    Masters Degree in School Counseling. Two of the best years of life in school.
    IamEDGExxx IamEDGExxx 22-25, M 1 Response May 29

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    At best, what a degree indicates is familiarity with a given subject matter and the ability to finish what you started, not an inconsequential thing. It may also indicate an above...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I have multiple college degrees. I have a bachelors degree in business administration and a masters in business administration too.
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I'm real human dog and i love to be dominated my mistress and masters ill do what ever they want ill eat and drink my stuff and dominate my self even **** my self to make mistress...
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    So I had an argument with my uncle after he heard that I've told my aunt that I've read a job description from Verizon. The job as a part time sales rep and one of the requirements...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Awad Rasras has more than 25 years of experience in teaching Mathematics to students. Right now, he holds the position of Mathematics Associate Professor at Jefferson Community and...
    radcliffe1 radcliffe1 26-30, M Sep 4

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    So I finally did it. It's over. I have spent years of my life balancing work and school, fought off insane loneliness, surmounted all the doubts and weird looks and all-nighters...
    nicolaluna nicolaluna 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I attained a 2.2 in Law from the University of Birmingham. The certificate is basically just a sheet of paper with their logo on nothing special like the degree itself. It is...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 21

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    CarlyGirly2040 CarlyGirly2040 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I recently earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I am currently preparing to return to school and pursue my master's degree.
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today was really rough for me. I am a mother of 3 who decided to finish her degree, I have done pretty well thus far maintaining grants, scholarships, and financial aid to get me...
    PhoenixLF PhoenixLF 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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