I’m currently pursuing a part-time masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering while working as a Computer Engineer. I was wondering, Will my part-time degree be treated any differently than a full-time degree would be?
I’ve met with some strange reactions when telling people about my part-time degree (even though they have become a fairly common thing); mostly because I only take 1 class per semester, for 3 semesters a year. Even though I take the same classes as the full-time program, I feel that the part-time degree gets less respect, because it doesn’t require you to go through the full rigor of 12 or more credit hours each semester.
I know that it’s the individual’s skills that matter more than just the degree for most (good) companies. But has anyone had an experience where a part-time degree M.S. was treated differently than a full-time degree, in terms of salary/compensation or in terms of job qualification?