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What's the deal with the MSL degree?

Goes by several names: Master of Studies in Law, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Science in Law. Wikipedia says: "a master's degree offered by some law schools to students who wish to study the law but do not want to become attorneys." I'd never heard of such a degree until recently -- is it present in the public consciousness? I read MBA or MFA and I have intuition for what those involve, but not so much MSL. [more inside]
posted by mf_ss on Sep 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Mid Career- Do I need a degree?

I'm a web designer/developer. I've been self taught my whole life, but now that I'm getting higher up in my career and more people interested in me as upper level management experience. I dropped out of college and taught myself everything I know. Now, though, I'm wondering if I need to go back to school for a degree to progress any higher. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2013 - 13 answers

Does it matter what your business degree is in?

Business Administration VS Management degree - is there a difference? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Dec 28, 2012 - 11 answers

College junior interested in freelance illustrating, has taken absolutely no courses at the college level.

I might want to do some freelance illustration, but is it possible to do so without any type of degree? [more inside]
posted by grifninetoo on Nov 29, 2012 - 11 answers

College senior still trying to figure out what I should work towards.

Still feeling like a failure, despite all the help I get - what am I missing? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Nov 12, 2012 - 10 answers

I seem to have misplaced my motivation.

What motivated you to get through college successfully? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Aug 16, 2012 - 51 answers

Doing undergrad strictly for the job prospects?

Is it worth it to get an undergrad degree in accounting or finance for the post-graduation salary prospects, even though I might not be interested in the major? (Excessive detail inside!) [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Jun 26, 2012 - 24 answers

ASL degree?

Is a degree in ASL really necessary? [more inside]
posted by tunestunes on Nov 22, 2011 - 6 answers

What is a second masters degree worth?

What is a second masters degree worth? [more inside]
posted by Medw on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

I want to go back to college after a 15 year hiatus!

I want to go back to college but I feel like I'm starting all over again and don't even know if I can get back in! I'm posting this anonymously because my lack of college degree deeply embarrasses me. More details about my situation inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2011 - 27 answers

I want to learn, not get a degree

How can I get a comp sci education without all the BS that goes along with getting a BS? [more inside]
posted by ElDiabloConQueso on Feb 25, 2011 - 18 answers

And I have had 'Beauty School Dropout' from Grease in my head ever since.

I dropped out of college with one class to go. How do I go about taking that one class four years later? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 11 answers

I are a college student!....Now what?!?!

How should I map out my higher education plan to fully maximize my hiring potential? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Nov 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Finish my engineering degree? Or switch to I.T.?

I've decided I have more of an interest in computer software than mechanical machines, so I'm contemplating switching to a lesser Bachelor of I.T. from my Bachelor of Engineering degree, even though they would both take the same amount of time to finish. [more inside]
posted by jord on Oct 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Do I need a college degree to become an illustrator?

Is it possible to become a freelance illustrator without a college degree? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Oct 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Do I really need a Master's?

I work in the field of higher education/college access and retention. I'm sort of interested in getting my Master's in Higher Education Administration. My new job offers 80% tuition reimbursement for grad school classes at a local university. Logically, I know I should take advantage of this opportunity, and start taking classes next semester, but I have some reservations: [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Complete second degree years after graduation?

I graduated college a while ago with one BA in the sciences, and just short of a second major in the social sciences (like two classes short). Given current job plans, I'd really like to have that social science degree as well. How can I complete it years after graduation? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Jan 19, 2010 - 10 answers

University of Phoenix - Scamminess = ???

Is there anything like University of Phoenix, except not a "scam" or a "diploma mill"? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jan 11, 2010 - 34 answers

What to do in Denver for a year? Masters?

What can a mid-career person (me) do for a year in a new city (Denver) that will be productive in the 12 months or so spent there? Are there Master's programs that you can either complete in one year, or spend a year on-site and then finish while living elsewhere? Or is something else a better option? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2009 - 5 answers

The 40-Year-Old Electrical Engineer

How are things looking for Electrical Engineers? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Nov 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Is a BS a BS? Or just BS?

Is a BS degree a BS degree, or are there "lesser" degrees - I don't even know how to ask this. I'll try, though. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Oct 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Would a second Bachelor's Degree be worth anything to a graphic designer?

After getting laid off recently, I decided to enroll in a BFA program for graphic design, even though I am a grown up with a BA from a liberal arts university. Should I actually earn the degree or just use the classes to build a portfolio? [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Oct 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Music's on my mind.

I find myself increasingly unhappy about the fact that I'm not a music major... but what can I do with a music degree, really? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2009 - 34 answers

is art institute of pittsburgh the right online place to go?

My signifigant other is on permanent disability. I just started college as a full-time student myself. I am going to jr college. Paid for tuition and books via Pell Grant, and using the remainder of loans plus s.o.'s disability payments to cover living expenses-- as you can imagine it's tight but we're making do so far. Significant other wants to get a BS in photography. Is Art institute of Pittsburgh right place? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Bad permanent record. How to fix it now?

If someone has a 2002 college degree in Communications from a pretty good school, yet only achieved a 2.49 instead of the minimum of 2.5 now required to get into a teaching program, is it possible to go back and get another degree (in, say, history because the student had many courses in that subject) from the same or another school, just adding on the extra few courses and thus raising the GPA to an acceptable level? If not, is there any way to boost a low GPA now aithout spending another 4 years in college???
posted by mmf on Jun 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Are expensive American undergraduate educations worth it for foreign students?

Is it worth it for a foreign parent to squeeze his budget to manage very expensive undergraduate educations for his children in elite American schools? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

Where to go to college, then chiropractic school?

I might like to go back to college - and then to chiropractic school. Help? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Feb 11, 2009 - 12 answers

How did you end up in a IT Leadership role?

What steps did you take to prepare for and ultimately land your IT leadership position? [more inside]
posted by Silvertree on Feb 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Are college degrees public or private record?

Are college diplomas public record? Are transcripts the only method of proof of college work completed? Don't some web sites have a listing of names of the graduates of that year? [more inside]
posted by ilovehistory on Jan 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Graphic Design future in Chicago or New York?

My future as a graphic designer: Stay in Chicago, or move to New York? [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Dec 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I make college and my issues play nicely together?

Running in circles. Please help me with my anxiety/college/insurance/life in general questions- juicy details inside. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Nov 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Distant Education Recommendations? (esp ones that offer IT BA Programs)

Distant Education Recommendations? (esp ones that offer IT BA Programs) I'm looking for any distance education that has teachers, councilors and staff that CARE. A program new or old that is high tech and streaming video feed of lectures would be nice. If you received some distance education that is worth mentioning and you've enjoyed it or even better you've done 2 different schools online. PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Thanks. [more inside]
posted by premo on Oct 15, 2008 - 4 answers

What do you wish you had known or learned in school?

What skills or subjects or topics or experiences -- not just academic but professional, social, and even personal -- do you wish you had learned or acquired in college? [more inside]
posted by adamrobinson on Oct 14, 2008 - 29 answers

Which states are losing/gaining college graduates?

I am looking for an article or a study, which I only dimly remember, that was a statistical/demographic account of which USA states had in-migration or out-migration of people with college degrees. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Sep 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Should I study Finance or Management?

Is it better to get any degree or to get the degree that I want? I'm about to start my senior year of college but I find myself wanting to switch majors! What to do? [more inside]
posted by Theloupgarou on Aug 17, 2008 - 8 answers

What is ethnomusicology all about?

What topics are covered in ethnomusicology? What sorts of courses do ethnomusicology majors usually require? What do people with ethnomusicology degrees usually end up doing? (Much more inside) [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Jul 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Balancing work experience and college?

I am switching from full-time college with a part-time job to part-time college with a full-time job to gain more experience. I'm in the Web software development industry. How do I keep motivated and not get discouraged? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 - 4 answers

An extra year of.....what?

How useful would a minor be anyway? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Apr 23, 2008 - 25 answers

What degree to become a therapist?

I want to become a therapist. What kind of degree should I get? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jan 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Should I go back to school for a second degree?

Should I go back to school for a second degree in something I feel very passionately about? [more inside]
posted by misled on Aug 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Can't they just hook my brain up to the Speedy College Degree 9000?

I want to finish college super fast, so that I'm not old and gray when I graduate. Help! [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor on Feb 6, 2007 - 15 answers

So, what's the skinny on accountancy?

So, what's the skinny on accountancy? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Oct 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Can I take graduate courses before I'm enrolled in a Ph.D. program?

Can I take graduate courses before I'm enrolled in a Ph.D. program? Do any grad students do this? [more inside]
posted by ifranzen on Jul 27, 2006 - 14 answers

Please give me advice on what I can do to give myself a satisfying future.

WORKFILTER: Input needed on what I should do with my future, immediately (next 5 weeks) and distantly (4 years)? (Long) [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba on Jul 21, 2006 - 17 answers

what the hell am I doing?

Do you have to have a Master's degree to get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Apr 15, 2006 - 21 answers

BS in social science?

What, really, in the world can I do with a BS in social science? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2006 - 14 answers

Degrees for the self-taught?

Just how possible/feasible is it for a self-educated person to get, say, a computer science degree without actually attending classes or paying full price for tuition?
posted by squidlarkin on Jan 13, 2006 - 12 answers

Should I get a lit degree early?

I can graduate in a year with a BA in literature. That would make it 2.5 years start-to-finish. Should I double major and stick around longer, or can I move onto grad school with just this? [more inside]
posted by rfordh on Mar 8, 2005 - 27 answers

How do employers regard a degree in Philosophy?

I'm attending college soon, after having already been in the job market for over a decade. For quite awhile now, I've wanted to pursue a degree in Philosophy. The question of completing a degree simply for the sake of making my resume look better is actually not a major consideration in my return to education. I can't say that it doesn't factor in at all, however, so my question to the MeFi populace is: How does a major in Philosophy affect possible employment and salary ranges? Is the perception among employers that it is completely useless when applied to most fields or is there a recognition of its value in the job market?
posted by melt away on Feb 15, 2005 - 25 answers

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