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    Will be a graduate student

    Hello. I am making a decision between the University of Michigan and USC graduate planning programs. I'm interested in international development and transportation. Both schools offer similar concentrations. I'd like some opinions about the general reputation of these programs. Is one program more highly regarded than the other? I know that they are both very good programs but I wanted some opinions from people in the profession or in graduate school now. Thank you very much. -Howard
    P.S. If you would like to email me, please send a message to howiekarp at yahoo.com. The system would only let me register my aol account, which I don't check. Also, I'm living in the San Francisco Bay Area and am looking for summer work/internship in planning before I head off to one of these schools.
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    Welcome to Cyburbia, howiekarp, from a fast-time Hoosier, eagerly awaiting the arrival of Brood X.

    I can't offer any suggestions regarding Michigan versus USC grad programs -- except to say that you should consider how each program stacks up with what you want to do in planning and weight that in making your final choice. Good luck!

    (Also, you may want to edit your post and remove the *at* symbol to ward of trollers. )
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    Welcome from down river of Gedunker.

    Like Gedunker can't offer any opinion about either school but consider the cost.
    What is either schools internship placement record ?
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    Thanks for the advice

    Thanks, I don't need more email junk.
    QUOTE=Gedunker]Welcome to Cyburbia, howiekarp, from a fast-time Hoosier, eagerly awaiting the arrival of Brood X.

    I can't offer any suggestions regarding Michigan versus USC grad programs -- except to say that you should consider how each program stacks up with what you want to do in planning and weight that in making your final choice. Good luck!

    (Also, you may want to edit your post and remove the *at* symbol to ward of trollers. )[/QUOTE]

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    good advice

    I'll ask about their internship placement. Thanks. :5

    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Welcome from down river of Gedunker.

    Like Gedunker can't offer any opinion about either school but consider the cost.
    What is either schools internship placement record ?

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    Welcome from the city at the confluence that forms the mighty Ohio River.
    Good luck on the grad school decision.

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    Welcome from Chicago!

    I got my MUP from UM - TCAUP, and I would say that it is a great school/program to get your degree.

    There is the opportunity to study in practically all disciplines within Planning - Transportation, General Planning, Urban Design, etc. Plus, the faculty is exceptional and includes many well-known planning reserachers. Also, you can do dual degrees with UM Law School, Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Public Policy, etc.

    Plus, Ann Arbor is a beautiful place to live and play. If I was to move back to Michigan, Ann Arbor would be one of the few places I would be willing to live.

    Let us know which you choose

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    Welcome from central New York, where we just assume Brood X is the strip club chain slated to open up near the interstate exchange.
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    Well, welly, well, well --- Thou is another saucy malenky chelloveck taking the planning plunge real horrorshow. Viddie well the boards o' droogie.

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