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    Dual degree MSCE/MURP salary impacts

    A number of grad schools are offering dual degree MSCE/MURP programs, and typically these graduates focus on transportation engineering/planning. Surely these graduates have additional skills than the graduates of either individual program, but are they more valuable? Typically, an MSCE graduate would expect a higher salary than a MURP graduate, but should an MSCE/MURP graduate expect more money than someone with only the MSCE degree? In other words, how likely are employers to discount the value of the MURP degree, compensating the dual degree employee as if they had only the MSCE degree?

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    having graduated from a dual program, I'd say the benefits would be seen further out and not when fresh out. Your extended knowledge will be handy when applying for a director, principal, or senior position. Right out of school, firms are looking for someone with tangible skills to fill a role and are not likely going to compensate you for your breadth of knowledge.

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