Hello, I am a student from India. I have a three years bachelor's degree and due to a lot of reasons zero research experience. This pretty much disqualifies me from any really good Ph.D. programs. Furthermore, due to some really unfortunate events I have had to take two years off. This lead me to conclude that the best option for me was to apply to master's programs. While a few programs have funding, most don't. I had applied to Brown assuming I wouldn't get in, however, I did. The estimated cost for one year is $78000. This is obviously extremely high. I am curious as to a whether a master's from Brown is worth that cost. I have no student debt so far, I had aided undergraduate education. I also am considering it because I can apply for the Ph.D. program in December/January and because I am doing my master's there I may have a better chance? If you have any questions let me know. Hope this explains my situation. Should I go? Is it worth it?