khwook Posted April 14, 2010 Share Posted April 14, 2010 What do you think guys? Mechanical Engineering specializing in Micro/Nano tech. UIUC: ranked #5 in engineering in usnews.com. For master's degree with certificate in micro/nano tech (1-year program). No funding. UCSD: ranked #12. For PhD with a Fellowship offer (1-year fellowship + 2 years RA/TA. 3-yr funding guaranteed). I want to get a PhD eventually. The question is, is it worth to go to UIUC for MS and then re-apply for PhD to different schools? In this case, I am supposed to get 3 new recommenders from new school (UIUC), but I will be there only 1 year. Will improving GRE and getting a good GPA for master's study get me into one of the top schools for PhD? My impression is that it is very hard and competitive, so it might be better for me just to accept UCSD's offer and forget about re-applying? Is it against the law to just get MS degree in 1-2 years from UCSD although I was admitted for PhD, and then apply to other schools for PhD while attending UCSD? Please help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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