I am currently deciding between UCLA and USC's master in urban planning programs. My goal is to come into a career that revolves around using statistics and GIS to conduct transportation infrastructure related research. To that end, I have already completed Penn State's Online GIS Certificate and will work on a part-time online masters in applied statistics through Texas A&M concurrently with my masters in urban planning degree.
I hope that the program I attend will offer rich research opportunities and quantitatively oriented curriculum to buttress my statistical work.
Given my situation, can anyone offer any advice as to whether UCLA or USC would be more conducive to my goals?
Thank you in advance for your input!