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Munk School vs. Maxwell


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Well I thought I had definitely made my decision, but recently received an offer from the Munk School of Global Affairs. 

 

I am from Canada, currently living and working in Ottawa, and am interested in coming (or staying!) in Canada post graduate school. 

 

That being said, I have been offered a great assistanceship and large scholarship at Syracuse, that combined with the one-year program length makes it hard to say no. 

 

On the other hand, Munk has great reputational value in Canada, and would be easier to launch my career from  post-graduate school.

 

Any advice or words of wisdom? Anybody studied in the US and had a hard time coming home? Or any advice would be really appreciated. 

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Congrats on two exceptionally fine acceptances. Maxwell is #1 in the U.S. for public policy/affairs and Munk is top in North America. 

 

I'm personally a U.S. citizen about to attend the U of T for my masters as well, and I'm hugely pumped for the school's reputation, beauty, and environment in a world-class city. Toronto is miles above 'Cuse for entertainment, nightlife, and quality of people (diversity, education, etc.). On top of that, the U of T as a whole is top 20 globally, which is hard to beat. Specifically though, Maxwell is a better program, but that might not be better in your case, as a Canadian. 

 

While employers in Canadian government will know of Maxwell (specifically the Foreign Affairs Dept.), businesses and non-profits might not. Contrary to that, U of T will be recognized by virtually all your potential employers. 

 

Good luck!!

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Congrats on two exceptionally fine acceptances. Maxwell is #1 in the U.S. for public policy/affairs and Munk is top in North America. 

 

I'm personally a U.S. citizen about to attend the U of T for my masters as well, and I'm hugely pumped for the school's reputation, beauty, and environment in a world-class city. Toronto is miles above 'Cuse for entertainment, nightlife, and quality of people (diversity, education, etc.). On top of that, the U of T as a whole is top 20 globally, which is hard to beat. Specifically though, Maxwell is a better program, but that might not be better in your case, as a Canadian. 

 

While employers in Canadian government will know of Maxwell (specifically the Foreign Affairs Dept.), businesses and non-profits might not. Contrary to that, U of T will be recognized by virtually all your potential employers. 

 

Good luck!!

 

Thank you! and Congrats to you as well. 

 

It's nice hearing from an American perspective coming to Canada. I was slightly worried about the Maxwell reputation in Canada, and I think you're right that Toronto has that universal reputational value. I'm just not sure how much that is worth in terms of additional $$. It's hard to put a price on that! 

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