Hey guys, I'm having a very hard time deciding what program to attend. The difficulty is only exasperated by not knowing if I will have funding. I'm interviewing for a position that would provide funding and a stipend at Program A, Program B has offered a decent scholarship and I'm talking to the dean to get additional funds, and Program C doesn't offer funding opportunities until after you accept! I'm also a psych major who wants to transfer to one of the limited number of schools who do the research I want to do!
At the moment, I'm leaning closer to Program B, despite the immense cost, because it offers research assistants, a thesis with a conference to present at, and a scholarship already. Which, would look very good on a CV.
If I receive outside funding (NSF GRFP) I would prefer Program C. Since Program C offers courses in advanced statistics, and I can take classes in FMRI imaging and programming, which the other colleges do not offer.
Program A is a two year degree, so more experience with research. But, the research they do there isn't too popular in the academic community, so less prestige. It is still half the price and most likely funded.
Anyone have advice?