I have taken a leave of absence from my PhD program due to health reasons and since my health has improved dramatically over the past year, I am seriously considering never coming back.
I have completed 3 years worth of classes but only completed one qualifying exam out of two, so I am currently not eligible for a Masters Degree from my program.
I already have a Masters Degree from a slightly less ranked school but in pretty much the same subject.
Would it benefit me to spend all summer to study for the other half of a qualifying exam to get the second MS?
From your experience, would employers look at me more negatively if I had dropped out without any diplomas from the degree or would it be worse to have two MS degrees in the same discipline?