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I applied to, and got into, McCourt MPP, Walsh MSFS, and CCT- Culture Communications and Technology. My prime focus was to study tech and communications under policy and all three seemed to offer a good curriculum in that respect. However, now I am at a crossroads with my decision. Being an International student, the STEM stamp on CCT is a huge advantage but I am worried about committing to something so niche early on in my career (I am 22 and have roughly a year's worth of experience in the field). MPP and MSFS allow me to explore the niche while providing the safety net of a generalist degree as well, but they don't have STEM recognition and are way more expensive. MSFS hasn't offered me financial aid (yet as the official notification is yet to come) and the MPP and CCT will cost me roughly the same after aid although I am in the process of negotiation. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated 

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7 hours ago, anxiousaf said:

I applied to, and got into, McCourt MPP, Walsh MSFS, and CCT- Culture Communications and Technology. My prime focus was to study tech and communications under policy and all three seemed to offer a good curriculum in that respect. However, now I am at a crossroads with my decision. Being an International student, the STEM stamp on CCT is a huge advantage but I am worried about committing to something so niche early on in my career (I am 22 and have roughly a year's worth of experience in the field). MPP and MSFS allow me to explore the niche while providing the safety net of a generalist degree as well, but they don't have STEM recognition and are way more expensive. MSFS hasn't offered me financial aid (yet as the official notification is yet to come) and the MPP and CCT will cost me roughly the same after aid although I am in the process of negotiation. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated 

I have no idea why you applied to Walsh MSFS. You would basically be the younger student there and would have trouble distinguishing yourself among your peers - so you would be one of the least competitive students in your program, no matter how well your grades are. Also, I don't see that many people go into communication roles from MSFS. 

So it is really between McCourt MPP and CCT. Assuming you want to continue to do communications related stuff, CCT totally makes the most sense since it is the only real program that actually focuses on communication and have experience helping international students. If you go to McCourt MPP, they wouldn't know what to do with you in terms of professional support. Also the program isn't really geared towards anything communication related. I probably had 15 min mention of communication in the policy management class. There might be some elective classes on communication you can take, but you could take that as CCT person as well. 

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