Columbia vs. LSE

<p>I am planning on pursuing a career in public health (working on health policy/programming) and am deciding between a MPH with a Certificate in Health Policy Analysis at Columbia or a MSc in Health, Population and Society at LSE. LSE appeals to me because it will be a cheaper option as it is a year long program, whereas I will have to pay for two years at Columbia. I will have to take out loans to pay for my degree so financing is a huge issue for me. </p>

<p>On the other hand, I want to ensure that I have the best possible opportunity to work in the US after graduation (I am a US Citizen) and I am nervous at how a LSE degree will be received. Will the financial strain of Columbia be worth it in the long run? </p>

<p>I would be grateful for any advice or input. Thank you!</p>