My understanding is that a regionally accredited school is important for getting into other schools, such as when applying for a masters program. But considering a masters program is typically the end of the road, is the type of accreditation important when looking at schools for a masters degree?
If choosing between two schools:
- A. Regionally accredited, but less desired degree
- B. Nationally accredited, but more desired degree
(desired = more desired degree type by the industry)
- A. Regionally accredited; MS in Game Design and Development
- B. Nationally accredited; MS in Computer Science with heavy emphasis on Game design and development
To gain entry into the game industry as a programmer, a computer science degree probably goes further than a game design and development degree. Both schools would provide the networking.
Do employers care about accreditation type?