Where should I go to grad school?
April 8, 2005 5:05 PM Subscribe
Where should I go to graduate school? Program 1 is about a decade old, is pretty good match for me, and is well respected within the field. Program 2 is several decades old, is an even better match for me, is even more respected within the field, and is located in a much better environment for internships, off-campus jobs, post-graduation employment prospects, and so forth. So what's the problem? Program 1 has offered a full tuition scholarship, while program 2 has offered only less than a third of its tuition.
Disclaimer/excuse: I think this is a good question for AskMe since doubtless many other people are making similar decisions right now: School 1 for cheap or School 2 for nor not cheap but the better program? However, in the interest of getting the best answer to my question, here are some specifics:
posted by ChasFile to education (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Program 1: Communication, Culture, and Technology
at Georgetown University
Program 2: Media Ecology
in the Department of Culture and Communication
at New York University
I've heard said many times in reference to postgraduate eductation, "If you have to pay for it, you shouldn't be doing it." I'd much rather enroll in program 2; its the better department in the better school with the better resources in the better location etc etc etc. But I'd have to be insane
to turn down a full tuition scholarship, right? No M.A. program is worth $30k in debt, right?