LiberalHawk Posted March 26, 2009 Share Posted March 26, 2009 Trying to determine the best route to go. My intended focus will be International Security Policy specifically as it relates to US relations with China and East Asia in general. Trying to decide between SIPA, IWP, GSPIA and UMD's MPP. Waitlisted at Elliott (my top choice)... No funding from any of them so i'll be doing this the hard way. The major factors would be: - Cost - Strength of Security Policy program - Strength of East Asian Studies program and language study options (my skills have come a long way but I've still got a way to go) - Location and internship/networking opportunities - Reputation and Alumni Network I'm leaning towards SIPA but the cost is bordering on prohibitive. My question is if anyone has any insight into the reputations of IWP and GSPIA. How strong are their alumni networks and are grads from their programs well received in comparison to programs like GW, SAIS, GTown, SIPA, AU or UMD? Also how much of a disadvantage is it to not be in DC or NYC for a program like this? Any thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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