jjpp Posted April 13, 2010 Share Posted April 13, 2010 Hi, All, I would like to seek for your advice on this tough decision making. I am majoring Electrical Engineering in Communications track. I am now facing a decision between Stanford and Northwestern: 1)Stanford: Ms/PhD, no funding yet Definitely, Stanford is very prestigious and the dream school. However, Most likely I have to take loans to support myself for the first year. If I am not able to pass the Quals or find a prof to support me, I would graduate with a Master degree with about $70,000 in debt. Is it easy to find a job and get out of this debt in one or two years? 2)Northwestern: PhD, full funding Does anyone know the reputation of Northwestern in Communications track? There are only one prof, one A/P, one assistant prof doing research in my area. And It's a PhD. Currently, I am not sure whether I want to go to industry or academia after graduation. If I go to industry, does the reputation of the school matters a lot? Also, with a master from Stanford, is it easy to get a PhD from other schools like MIT? Look forward to hearing your opinions! Thank you very much! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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