I am currently a city planning master's student (specializing in Transportation Planning) at Georgia Tech, but I'm thinking of pursuing a dual degree in Civil Engineering. The dilemma is that of course it will take an extra year to pursue this. Funding is likely available, so financially it's just a decision of another year of graduate school.
I enjoy the engineering courses, but my undergraduate degree is in Finance. This makes it impossible for me to practice as a P.E. at any point in the future.
For any transportation planners out there (or those who may be able to speak to this), what are the benefits to this civil engineering master's degree? Is it worth the investment of another year in grad school? Most job postings out there say that it's planning OR engineering master's degrees that are required.
I am interested mainly in transit planning and improving transit service. Also, I'm interested in Transit Oriented Development.