In the past week an 'opportunity' has presented itself and I'm not sure if I want to pursue it. Here's the situation: I'm an English/History major finishing up my degree. I just applied to 6 MA/PHD programs, 2 MA programs and I'm going to apply to one more MA program (my current school). All of these programs were in English. Last week in one of my History classes, the professor and I got to talking and he told me I should apply to MA in History program in the school. He also told me to apply for funding, as he feels I can get it. He's on the admission committee for the school and used to run the entire program. Should I do this? This isn't exactly something I necessarily want to do, but it's also not something I wouldn't enjoy, and if it's free .. and I don't get in anywhere else.. why not? At the same time, 2 years is 2 years.