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I am a Chemical Engineering student planning to get my PhD. I am trying to decide between a fully funded PhD program at City College (CCNY) and a non-funded masters program at Columbia. After completing my masters program at Columbia, I would apply to their PhD program. 


Which would you choose? Help!

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I should probably also add that Columbia is my dream school... and I currently live in Columbia housing with my boyfriend who is a law student there.


That being said, it's a lot of money!

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If you are 100% sure that you want the PhD after you finish (and are not entertaining the idea of maybe leaving after the MS), then I would take the funded PhD offer.  The only reason I wouldn't is if the CUNY program is low-ranked or graduates have problems finding jobs.

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