I just want to start out and thank Kaiting and everyone for cultivating such a helpful website and forum with great questions! Both have been super helpful to me in navigating my field change. I’m a 2019 UW grad (go dawgs!) wanting to transition from my background in biochemistry and healthcare. After a lot of consideration, I decided a formal education is more beneficial to me than self-teaching. I’m looking at masters programs, but need some schools aside from UW to apply to.
I don’t know a lot about the reputation of schools in Canada or the tech industry there in general, so I’m wondering if schools like UBC and UofT would be worth applying to if I’m a US citizen. The biggest appeals to me are honestly moving to a new city, but also tuition. UBC is much cheaper, and UofT international is on-par with UW’s in-state tuition. Going to a Canadian school looks like it would be cheaper than going to top out-of-state schools in the US.
Of course, I recognize the most ideal and smartest situation is probably to get into UW. However, if I don’t, I want some solid options to pick from!
Thanks again everyone!