fanstorm Posted March 9, 2017 Share Posted March 9, 2017 Hi there, I could use some perspective on choosing a program from those already undertaking a phd. I've narrowed down my choices to two schools (history programs). Both are well regarded with strong faculty and in livable areas. I think much of this decision is going to come down to student financial and research support, so here are the basics: School A: State university fellowship for 28k/ 5 yrs guaranteed, with three years of service. Fellowship would give me a lift in the graduate school but additional travel/ research funding harder to come by and large class sizes. Excellent access to relevant archives and nearby major cities. School B: Private university fellowship 26k/ 5 yrs guaranteed, with two years of service (fairly standard package). Abundant departmental and graduate school support for travel and research and smaller class sizes. In a city but somewhat remote otherwise and far from relevant archives. I think both are great offers, and I could be successful in either place. However, any outside perspective on how to weigh these factors would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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