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Penn State SIA, NYU GSAS IR, or NYU MS Global Affairs

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I have 4 offers for MA in International Affairs, and I am leaning towards the NYU program(s), because NY!  The schools I have been admitted to are as follows: Middelbury Institute of International Studies in Monterrey, CA; NYU - GSAS International Relations; UW-Madison; and Penn State School of International Affairs.  I am currently in the process of applying to NYU MS in Global Affairs too.

Here's the deal, I am hoping to join in the Spring as I am currently enrolled in a program that is entirely focused on political science although it's supposed to be an International Affairs program.  What I would like to do is get into a program that is strong enough and reputable within the industry as I go back to work.  The reason I am applying to NYU's MS in Global Affairs is that it is designed for professionals (it's part of the school of professional studies).  Can anyone recommend this program and say that beyond doubt it is the best program for me? Is it really that different from the GSAS IR program?  Also, Penn State have by far the best financial aid offer for me - the Global Affairs program does not look promising on financial aid though.

I am having the hardest time deciding, and would love to have some input from you guys, especially someone who has gone to either one of these programs.

Thank you

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Hey!

I got into the NYU MS in Global Affairs for the Spring term. I'm having a hard time finding information on the program. I just graduated from undergrad so you saying the program is designed for professionals kind of worries me. Where did you get that information from?

Thanks!

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Hi Charlie,

I didn't apply to the MSGA eventually, though I continue to find it very interesting.  You could look it up, or even speak with anyone of the faculty there.  It's part of the school of professional studies and it is made for professionals.  I don't think that's a downside though, I think it is better to be surrounded by people who know the field than just those who are interested in academics - that's my opinion though.

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