HCI program: University of Michigan vs. University of Maryland - Thoughts on both programs?
3 Apr 2012 - 10:45am
4 years ago
I have recently been accepted into two HCI programs at the iSchools at the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland.
I had intended to go to Michigan, since I had thought that Maryland's due date for acceptance was March 9. But it's actually April 6. So now I have a few short days to decide which to go to!
For background, I come from a Psych/English double major with no programming experience, and some self-learned graphic design skills.
The program at Michigan is pretty hefty price wise, but the network seems large. I had visited and really enjoyed my time there and the people/students/faculty. My only reluctance is the fact that I am wondering if it is worth the cost to attend? Maryland is more financially sound.
If anyone has been in the programs, and would like to share their thoughts and experiences, that would be wonderful!!! I would love to hear some insight about the program, as well as the job/professional opportunities you had after completing it.