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I graduated from the George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs, now seeking for graduate studies to solidify my knowledge and apply some practical skills. I applied several schools for 2017 spring. Now I am deciding between two schools: NYU vs. Northwestern University. I am writing down some of my comments here for your reference and I would love to hear feedbacks from current student or past graduates since I can only find limited information on those two programs. NYU: Master of Science in Global Affairs. First of all, NYC is an international hub for global affairs and emerging markets, good for networking. The curriculum offered seem to be more concentrated. However, it is so expansive that I am not sure if the outcomes are worth the tuition paid. I have heard that it is a fairly new program and I really appreciate any comments on this program. NU: Master of Public Policy and Administration: It seems like a combination of public relations and international affairs without a specific concentration. I was quite confused. And when I look at the faculty members, to be honest, I was a little disappointed. Moreover, it is an graduate program that you can complete online, making me doubtful about its quality, no offense. However, it is after all prestigious school and Chicago seems less competitive. I need to clarify my background first. I am an international student thus career options matter since I need a legal status to stay in the United States. My ideal job is working for NGOs preferably the United Nations though I know it is hard. Both of the programs are run in the School of the Professional Studies so not many resources given in such a perspective. But I have to pick one out of these two now. It is urgent. Please help me out. Any one knowing these two programs feel free to leave your comments.
Here's the situation: I have applied to NYU SCPS for the Master of Science in Global Affairs program. The cost of this degree is astronomical. I did my bachelor's with relatively little debt, but I still owe some and have no source of financial support to attend graduate school (FAFSA is my only option). I am very passionate about the IR field and I feel that pursuing a degree is the best way for me to get a job I will really love. Unfortunately, as with many careers / programs in the field, the jobs we will end up with are quite likely going to have a salary that is much lower than the cost of the degree. So what I'm trying to poll is: Is it worth it? Should I put off the degree and pursue a career in this field by other means? i.e. moving to NYC anyways- and try to volunteer or find a part time job and an internship? This would allow me to minimize my debt. Or should I go for it? Rack up the debt in hopes of finding a job in the end? Is there anyone out there that graduated recently from the NYU MSGA program that can share their experience? / Give any advice? I would be greatly appreciative! Or anyone who has pursued a degree in this field at a similar program that can give some insight? DEBT makes me CRAZY!!! Thank you!
Hi, I have applied for the MSGA program at NYU for Fall of 2012. I was just emailed about a phone interview. I am curious if anyone else has applied for this program and what your application status is. Also, does anyone have advice on preparing for a phone interview? I found some threads for MSGA but they were for previous intakes.