As the April 15th deadline approaches I am unsure what is the right decision to make. My options are
1. University of Florida Ph.D program - Full funding + 20k a year stipend/ 4 years
2. UCSD Global policy school M.A - Full funding
3. UVA Ph.D program - Waitlisted currently
4. Columbia M.A - No funding
Option 1. Take UF offer. Its close to home, good funding, summer job at nearby college.
Option 2. Take UCSD MA offer. Strong political science program, potential to transfer to Ph.D program
Option 3. Wait until 11th hour for UVA offer. If no offer, back to either 1 or 2.
Option 4- Retry next cycle with strong SoP and Quant GRE score.
At a total loss currently