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Melodymich

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    MPA/MPP
  1. Thanks so much for your detailed answer, bambo222! As a Cornell graduate, your decision are very valuable for me. Actually I've heard from one of my friends who's now in Stanford IPS that she met students from CIPA in her first year summer internship in WB, DC office. Guess I'll take CIPA. Best wishes to all of us!
  2. Hey Chen, seems you have already done very careful research! UMD has offered MPA to Chinese students who have been turned down by MPP as an alternative, so I don't think its MPP is gonna be very competitive facing the job market, as people usually get confused and the total No. for MPP+MPA Chinese students would be very large. As for Syracuse, I am really curious about its ranking, but "bambo222" is making very pervasive answer and guess I'll stick with CIPA. CMU is also good and quantile-oriented, didn't apply so don't know detail about it. But hope that you also choose CIPA at last, so that we could be classmates who have met on the grad cafe', haha
  3. Hello everyone! I am looking for any kind of suggestions that would help me better make the decision... I am choosing between CIPA MPA (20,000$/y) , Maryland MPP and Maxwell MPA (10,000$ in total). I am from China and wanna make my specification in either economic or international policy. After the program, I would like to find jobs in the US in consulting area (private/public), and later transfer to public area for non-profit with accumulated network and management capacity. Knowing that MPA is really hard for international students to get ideal jobs in the States, I am trying to choose the program that would better help me realize my goal. Here are some pros and cons that currently I can think about... Ranking: Maxwell is way better School Reputation in China: can't deny the Ivy effect...Cornell wins Location: not good for all the three, but Maryland seems better coz it's quiet close to DC, or CIPA is within 3 hours' drive to NYC Curriculum: CIPA is very flexible and Maxwell is very strict... heard that Maryland MPP can share credits with American U, GWU... Alumni: not very clear, which would be better in NYC or DC? Overall: I am slightly leaning to Cornell with its flexible curriculum, more abundant funding and private-orientation, moreover, heard that though it's relatively young, its alumni has already been in DC and NYC. But I am really curious about the ranking of Maxwell and the advantage in politics study in U Maryland. Are there anyone who has the same situation with me? Or anyone who is in the program and has a definite answer for it? Any comments are appreciated. Thanks a lot!!!
  4. Hello everyone! I am looking for any kind of suggestions that would help me better make the decision... I am choosing between CIPA MPA (20,000$/y) , Maryland MPP and Maxwell MPA (10,000$ in total). I am from China and wanna make my specification in either economic or international policy. After the program, I would like to find jobs in the US in consulting area (private/public), and later transfer to public area for non-profit with accumulated network and management capacity. Knowing that MPA is really hard for international students to get ideal jobs in the States, I am trying to choose the program that would better help me realize my goal. Here are some pros and cons that currently I can think about... Ranking: Maxwell is way better School Reputation in China: can't deny the Ivy effect...Cornell wins Location: not good for all the three, but Maryland seems better coz it's quiet close to DC, or CIPA is within 3 hours' drive to NYC Curriculum: CIPA is very flexible and Maxwell is very strict... heard that Maryland MPP can share credits with American U, GWU... Alumni: not very clear, which would be better in NYC or DC? Overall: I am slightly leaning to Cornell with its flexible curriculum, more abundant funding and private-orientation, moreover, heard that though it's relatively young, its alumni has already been in DC and NYC. But I am really curious about the ranking of Maxwell and the advantage in politics study in U Maryland. Are there anyone who has the same situation with me? Or anyone who is in the program and has a definite answer for it? Any comments are appreciated. Thanks a lot!!!
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