So here's my thing. I'm starting the dual master's degree program at Indiana University this fall, MIS and MLS. The degree program is 54 credit hours. I'd really, REALLY like to get it done in 2 years instead of 3. So I'm wondering how many credit hours I should take each semester. I'm not opposed to taking summer classes, but I'd like to limit the amount I have. I'm mostly wondering if 12 credit hours is too many to take first semester. I have a fellowship, so I'll be working 19 hours a week as well.
To be fair, I'm not afraid of a challenge. I took 15 credits a semester all through undergrad while working 20 hours a week. I just want to make sure I don't burn myself out too quickly in grad school.
Any advice? Is 12 credits a semester too much? Should I stick with 9 and just load up on summer classes? Any and all advice would be helpful :) thanks in advance!