Finally an area where actual scientists and data scientists share something in common. Master's degrees are almost always a losing investment. Advice to actual scientists, if you want to go to graduate school, get a Ph.D. or you are wasting your time. For data scientists, you can learn all you need to know in so many other ways than formal schooling, why pay someone for a piece of paper you don't need? Also, you are not a scientist so don't go around telling your family and friends and shit that you are. And no labcoats dammit! That is our thing. lol!