Brandeis Well, I decided to go with the Brandeis program. The reason was that their program is MS in IT Management - which is really where I'd like to be. I found some of the other programs to be too technical for a Master's program. I plan to move into upper management, not be a software engineer forever, thus this program works for me. Also, Brandeis is a top school and no one says "Oh, you're taking an online degree?" -- they say, "Oh, Brandeis is a good school." Why didn't I want to a techinical tract? Because I can learn that in a conference, taking a Microsoft certification program, or reading IT journals. I wanted something that teaches how IT fits within the organization and how to affectively manage IT programs. As far as Harvard goes... I could have went for their ALM in IT with a Management focus, but Harvard Extension school comes with too much controversy. After my research, I am sure the education from HES is top notch -- however, many people think it's a community college or some sort of University of Phoenix clone. THIS IS NOT TRUE. But, that is what many perceive -- and I was tired of trying to defend the program. Also, I think a Master of Liberal Arts is stupid for IT -- should be an MSIT or MIT. Brandeis also has the added benefit of being cheaper than most programs. This is what worked for me -- hope it helps anyone reading this make a decision that works for them. I started another thread in this forum about experiences with Brandeis' MSITM program -- I'll post my experience once I have completed a couple courses. Good luck all!