During the 2008 financial crisis, many Americans went back to school to earn master’s degrees and ride out the recession. But this path is less clear for prospective students today.
While the coronavirus pandemic has not dramatically changed what it costs to earn a degree — it has dramatically changed what it means to be a student due to remote learning.
CNBC Make It spoke with master’s students (both who have had their classes moved online and who have intentionally chosen an online program), professors, economists and experts about how to answer the question on many people’s minds: is an online master’s degree worth the cost?
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