I made up my mind to get a master's degree. A concurrent one (so I'll graduate with both my bachelor's and master's at the same time) for only one extra year, instead of the customary two. Now I have another decision to face: what kind of master's degree?
Option A: 24 credits of graduate level courses, plus 6 credits (possibly paid) research, write a thesis, and defend it.
Option B: 27 credits of graduate level courses, plus 3 credits of research, and write a report.
Option C: 33 credits of graduate level courses.
I have this annoying tendency to choose the hardest possible path. (Why do you think I got into engineering in the first place?) I think I'm worried about not living up to my potential.
I can do coursework. I've been doing it all my life. And I could probably do the thesis-writing stuff, too, but I don't want an ulcer. If, after all is said and done, I'd get the same sheepskin, why not follow the easier path?