Only slightly related to the post at hand, but I'm a bit curious what generally motivates people into going into a Masters or PhD program. I stopped my education at the Bachelor's level specifically because I couldn't actively justify what I would need either of the two for outside of monetary incentives. Especially with the push I felt during my undergraduate career towards getting kids into 4+1 or accelerated Masters programs... I wonder if the case of this article isn't all too common in other fields. Or maybe that's just me projecting.