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2nd Bachelors at top school vs Masters at not so top

  1. Feb 20, 2012 #1
    Quick question:

    I am currently in a ABET accredited non ranked BSIE program (NC A&T) getting a 2nd bachelors (1st was in psychology from UNC). My school has expressed that since I have a psych degree I can go into the Human Factors MSIE program. And once in, if I want, I can change my focus (say to OR).


    I was recently accepted into a top 10 BSIE Program at NC State.

    I will have 2 years left either way and I was wondering which is the better option for a future. Is it better to have a no name MS without a relevant BS, or to have the top 10 BS?

    Also, is switching once in the MS normal, or something like a loophole?

    Thanks for any help!
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  3. Feb 21, 2012 #2
    What do you mean "better"...more salary post-graduation? on applications to pursue a ph.d.? your own personal satisfaction that you accomplished something?

    What's "better" for one person isn't necessarily better for someone else.
  4. Feb 21, 2012 #3
    Thanks for the reply,

    By better I mean both a better educational foundation, and a better use of my time on the path to becoming an Industrial engineer. Also, on a resume, and hireability.

    Thanks again!
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