Cadmiel Posted April 8, 2010 Share Posted April 8, 2010 I've been stressing over this decision for a while, so I figured I'd ask for any advice from the posters here. I've been accepted into MA programs at Fletcher, Georgetown SFS and SAIS. Fletcher is giving me a 1/3rd scholarship, SFS gave me loans and a 5k work-study, and SAIS just gave me loans. I'm pretty sure I'm out of the running for the Pickering Fellowship, so I'm looking at sizable debt for all of these programs. I'm planning on going into the Foreign Service or working for the state department in DC, so previously I was thinking that SAIS or SFS were my best bets - SAIS for the strength of program and solid econ, SFS for the faculty reputation and alumni network. However, I really like Tufts for the academic flexibility - I have a BA in anthropology and I enjoy studying IR from that perspective. It'd be intellectually satisfying to do a self-designed focus on nationalism studies at Fletcher, but I'm worried that that wouldn't make me as competitive for a foreign service job as if I went through the standard MSFS or SAIS MA programs. Any thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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