I've been admitted into both the MIT MSRED and USC MRED programs and thoroughly enjoyed/respected both when visiting. Coming from a design background, I'd like to transition into development eventually (not necessarily immediately) ending up on the west coast.
-prestigious, global brand
-very respectable program with a strong emphasis on finance and economics (my weakness)
-strong network in the northeast
-best in the west, growing global brand
-solid program covering all facets of real estate/development
-cult-like network particularly strong on the west coast (and growing)
The brief facts I stated above do not give each program their due justice nor do they provide a comprehensive review of each program, but I'm looking for some advice/comment from industry professionals and/or people who have gone through or are currently going through the same process. At the end of the day, I see tremendous success coming out of these two elite programs.
Any and all feedback regarding my upcoming decision is much appreciated. Thanks!