Dave has a dream. That dream includes making a difference in people's live and creating a brighter future for the youth of America. Or something like that.
In order to reach this ivory tower of idealism, he's gotta get a master's degree, probably in social work or education. The University of Texas will get more of his money, he'll pile on some student loans, and face harassment for being the only male in the School of Social Work, all in pursuit of his great dream.