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For a Master's I'd go with the free option and then apply to funded Ph.D. programs abroad (if that's what you want to do). If the MS is your terminal goal, then it would depend on whether the UCLA degree would do more to get you hired. If you're looking at returning to your home country to work, I would think that the school there would have networks that would do more to get you a job than UCLA.

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For a Master's I'd go with the free option and then apply to funded Ph.D. programs abroad (if that's what you want to do).

This is exactly what I did. I got my MS from the local university, and now I'm looking for a US university for my PhD.

I didn't feel the need to travel since my university already offers MS degrees in my field. This way I was able to get some feel of graduate school and some good research experience here at my home country without the hassle of traveling and living in a new place etc. I am hoping that this experience would prepare me for the "big thing" (PhD in the US). Also, I was able to save some money for doing the PhD abroad wink.gif

But my question is: does getting an MS degree from a small, local university affect, to any degree, the chances of getting accepted into a decent US university for a PhD later on?

i.e., do US adcoms prefer applicants with degrees from the US, or at least from a internationally well-known university?

Just wondering.

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