I'd like some advice on my current situation. I'm about to graduate from undergrad with a BS in Computer Science this year, and I've been accepted at Michigan and Indiana for their HCI Masters programs. I've been interested for several years in UX, IxD, usability, etc, and I really think I'd be happy working in the field.
My concerns of course relate to the cost, but also the viability. I have not worked in industry for any serious period of time yet, and I wonder if that will be a serious disadvantage when I try to get a job during grad school and afterward. I've met one successful person who went straight from undergrad to Michigan and is enjoying a great UX career currently, but I wonder if this is the norm?
In short, I know it's preferable to have industry experience, but can I still be successful if I go straight into getting my masters in HCI? Advice is much appreciated. Thank you!