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Does master degree really matter or if I take some courses will be better if I'll not go through academic life

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  • 3
    Masters degree mostly matters if you're trying to locally upgrade a foreign degree.

    Otherwise, not really. It's a prereq for a doctoral program
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    @SortOfTested it's not a prereq for a doctoral program, most places let you get a masters en route and you can join after undergrad. I guess it sort of is if you look at the en route thing as two separate things, but eh.

    I agree with the rest.
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    @RememberMe
    Here it's a prereq. You don't get one without having the other. It used to be that way, but the US loves money.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested I'm talking about the US :p
    Well at least my uni does it this way. I think others do too. I know a fair number of people who went for doctoral studies after undergrad.
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    @RememberMe
    It's definitely unusual for sciences. While helping my son plan, we saw basically 2 models, joint masters/phd and advanced program completion required.
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    @SortOfTested I think I'm talking about the joint program. It's usually treated differently from a regular masters which is much more course heavy,which is why I made the distinction.
  • 2
    Depending on where you live and what job you want, you may not get a job without relevant degree. You'll have to figure that out for your country and tech domain.
  • 1
    For academic career, I would say yes
  • 1
    In IT career you definitelly don't need it.

    BUT!
    If you want to move forward as a person in whole, it is really useful. You will meet many new people, learn things you would never ever touch on your own and it will be valuable life lesson.
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    It depends on where you are, some places values degrees highly otherwise its also a good learning experience
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