Hi everyone, I would really appreciate if you could provide me with some advise!!! This is my situation: This past Fall I got admitted at Northeastern University for my Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications System Management, I started taking one class, just to get a feeling of the program, to be honest at this point I'm considering in switching programs for the following reasons: 1) The MS Program is only 30 credits, and each class has 4 credits, which means I would be only taking like 8 classes, and I think I won't get enough skills to get where I want, which is becoming a Network Engineer, Network administrator, and maybe something more interesting related to Network Security, also the classes on this program sound to me more like Theory oriented, so I really don't know... 2) All my fellow students are recent graduates, most of them are international students, and I'm feeling like I'm studying with babies, LOL... I'm not old either, but I do have some work experience, I work at a Telecommunications Company at the Workforce and Operation Services department, but I still don't have my dream job, so this is why I'm looking to get more skills. 3) Classes for the MS program are veryyyyy expensive... I initially signed up at NEU for their excellent reputation with Co-ops and good relationship with big Companies, I know it is a Top University here in the New England Area. Ok, so after doing some research I found that the same University offers a Master of Professional Studies in Informatics, The difference is that instead of being part of the College of Engineering it belongs to the College of Professional Studies. This MPS program has 45 credits, and it sounds to me that they are more skill oriented, and it is also oriented to people with some work experience. The other advantage is that classes are more affordable, and they have blended classes (Some of them are on Campus, some of them are online) and they have classes all year around (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall) which means I could finish sooner. They do advertise the Co-op program as well, however I don't know if the same opportunities that are offered to the MS students are offered to the MPS students. So, I'm a little bit afraid of switching programs, I'm concerned about the MPS reputation, is it known out there? What do Recruiters/ Companies think when they see a Master of Professional Studies, instead of seen a Master of Science Degree?, does it really matter? What would be the best path for me to follow? Should I stay in my current MS Program or can I obtain the same or maybe even better education/ skills at an affordable price with the MPS Program? Any feedback would be really appreciated. Thanks!