The placement record of UT-Austin: Placement
My perception is that the more information there is about the program, the more likely it is that the department actually cares about career outcomes. Given how little NYU and BU convey about their MA programs, I would definitely choose UT-Austin. Besides, there is a very good chance of receiving a substantial tuition reduction there. For me, it is a no-brainer, whether you want a PhD or an industry placement.
Everything I have said so far applies only if we consider these three schools, though. The best MA programs around are Duke, Columbia, and Wisconsin, and there is much more to discuss there. Hit me a PM and I will do my best to share more information. I am a Duke MA graduate.