Questions about institutional recognition of academic progress, such as Masters or Doctoral degrees.

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Can I return to finish a degree after taking the (mid-way) Exit award? [closed]

I am currently in a dispute with my Uni after they excluded me from a 5 year degree program after i had done 3 years. They have an Exit degree which can be awarded after 3 years if one decides not to ...
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Is it good to join industry in middle of phd? [closed]

I am a third year phd student. I got an offer for an industrial job which is very tempting. The salary is competitive and much higher than my phd salary. I already worked there as an intern, so I know ...
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Am I screwed with a Computer Science degree? [closed]

I'm in my second year of University in Computer Science for a Bsc and I'm getting very scared for the following reason : all jobs I'm interested in seem to ask for a Software Engineers! I'm starting ...
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How do I express a degree on my CV that I have completed but have not been awarded?

I have completed all the requirements for an M.S. degree and have filed the appropriate paperwork. All I have left to do is walk at the end of this semester. I want to put this on my CV, but it seems ...
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What is the difference between a Bachelor of Arts Honours and a regular Bachelor of Arts?

I'm applying to Oxford at the moment for graduate study. Under the section asking what undergraduate degree I'll be receiving, it gives me the choice of "Bachelor of Arts (non-UK)" and "Bachelor of ...
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Does a UK degree have the same classification in the US?

Does a degree obtained in the UK have the same classification in the USA? So if I had a 2:1 in England would it be a 2:1 in the USA or something different?
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Why didn't more people graduate with a college degree when it was “affordable”?

Adjusting for inflation, (without too much controversy, I expect), it is evident that college was more affordable in the past. See for example, this chart of Tuition and Fees and Room and Board over ...
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College / University level IT (instructor/professor) education requirements

I live in Canada, and I have a dilemma regarding continuing my education. Currently I have a two year college diploma in "Information Systems", I am planing to extend that into a degree with in next ...
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Engineering degree structure in the United States

I often see in the US that many engineering programs are listed as a BSc or an MSc for Master's. In my country (New Zealand) one can obtain a BSc in three years in a science field, or, if wanting to ...
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What is the difference between bachelor of science in engineering and bachelor of engineering in the US?

There are many different kinds of bachelor degrees. In my country, there seems to be no difference between bachelor of science in engineering and bachelor of engineering. There is only one kind of ...
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Differences among Doctoral Degrees/titles

I have two colleagues who hold doctoral degrees. They are moving to the US within the next couple months. Both of their doctoral diplomas, one from Europe and the other from South America, literally ...
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What is a good etiquette to correct a person using wrong title for me?

I currently have a masters degree in an engineering field and I don't currently have any PhD degrees (I may study for a doctorate degree in future). It happens that when I go to conferences or ...
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PhD Germany with British conversion MSc IT [closed]

I would like to relocate to Germany and obtain a PhD from a German University. I have a BSc(Hons) in Psychology, which is obtained from Edinburgh Napier University, and MSc in Information Technology ...
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When applying for a higher education job, do I need to list my bachelors?

If I did a bachelors a long time ago in an unrelated field and I am applying for a job that requires a PhD And a Master's should I put the bachelor's degree? Is it necessary?
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Is it true that M.Eng. is considered an undergraduate degree in the UK? If so, why?

It is surprising to see from these sources (Wikipedia and University of Edinburgh) that Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) is actually an undergraduate degree in the UK. They recall it as an ...
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What is meant when a job says PhD or equivalent required?

I saw a job posting that says PhD or equivalent required. What is meant by equivalent? What can be an equivalent for PhD? Expertise gained through work experience and publications?
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Differences between German computer science doctorates

The faculties of some German universities offer a choice of doctoral degrees. For example, Technische Universität Darmstadt's Department of Computer Science allows candidates to apply for either a ...
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Salary chart interpretation: “M.A” vs “60 Units includes MA” vs “M.A. plus 35 Grad Units”

For the record, I'm a college dropout myself... ;-) During the late 90's, my wife completed both a B.A and M.A. in Psychology in the Cal State system. She also completed during the Master program ...
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Can a university retract a degree for actions taken after the degree is awarded?

I was looking at this question on The Workplace, where in the asker was considering doing homework for students for a fee. My initial thought was that it's possible he went to the same university*, ...
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How to obtain a degree equivalency certificate in UK?

I have a degree in Social Education (done in Portugal). I am wondering whether anybody can help me in finding organizations that can provide an equivalency certificate (report) for this degree. I have ...
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What is the difference between a taught and research MSc and a research MPhil degree?

I'm in my senior year of Bsc Civil Engineering, in which I've started applying towards my grad studies in the U.K. In searching for the courses I've seen an MSc of Engineering Science by Research (2 ...
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Why is Scottish BSc (Hons) 4 years while English BSc (Hons) is 3 years?

Why BSc (Hons) in Scotland (in Computer Science but in other subjects probably too) is 4 years long and in England BSc (Hons) is 3 years long? Does it cover more material? Does it mean that MSc in ...
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Should a degree in an unrelated field be included in CV?

So, in addition to my PhD and bachelors degrees I have another advanced degree that is ultimately irrelevant (and entirely unrelated) to my research efforts and current academic discipline. Should I ...
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Is it ethical (or legal, if applicable) to say you have a degree in X if your degree was in “X and Y” (single major)?

There are departments in many schools that offer "hybrid" majors, such as: Computer Science and Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Materials ...
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What consequences are there if, having already graduated and received my degree, I do not pay up my tuition fees?

Background: I just graduated from a US university. I have also received my diploma (both in paper form mailed to me and also in electronic form) certifying that I have received such-and-such a degree. ...
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Is it reasonable to request an exemption from certain degree requirements?

I am a physics student at a small North American university. As part of the requirements for my degree, the current policy dictates that all students must take 6 humanities courses before graduation. ...
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Why would master student spend more than the normal duration to complete master degree?

I am looking at a particular research group for graduate studies. The research group is in STEM. From talking to the professors, they have repeatedly told me that a master degree merely takes two ...
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Is it possible for average students to get admitted in good colleges for MS? [duplicate]

So, if I get a 320 plus GRE score and have a CGPA of 7.0 with no research paper but a lot of social and extracurricular activities, is it possible for me to get admitted to a good college in USA? I ...
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What is the advantage of doing an integrated Masters course over a Bachelors and then Masters? (UK.)

I am on an integrated Masters in Physics course, otherwise knows as MPhys. This means that after my third year I will not be awarded with a BSc, but will graduate after 4 years with an MPhys. At my ...
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What are the equivalencies between the higher education in France (Licence - Master - Doctorat) and the higher education in the United States?

In France the higher education is like this: 3 years of "Licence" 2 years of "Master" 3 years of "Doctorat" But what about in the United States? I heard that they have things called ...
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Is it possible to do research in theoretical physics without going to college? [duplicate]

If one doesn't visit university/college and doesn't even take any courses in theoretical physics and learns PhD-level physics from other resources without stepping foot in college or university; Would ...
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Why are lawyers not called “doctor”?

I don't quite understand the education process for lawyers, but I do understand there are a number of different degrees, and one of them is 'JD', the juris doctor. My Latin is quite rusty, but I ...
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What is the difference between a PhD degree and a DSc degree?

Some universities that offer a DSc as the doctoral degree, while most of them also offer a PHD degree in science. What are the differences these degrees in terms of academic standing? What are the ...
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Can one get admitted on a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering without holding same bachelors degree? [closed]

I am a student from Greece, studying Rural and Surveying Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) which is a 5-year minimum diploma involving 61 courses and a thesis (300 ...
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Famous modern-era academics without academic degrees?

Are the any famous or well-known (today-living) researchers without academic degrees working as professors or permanent staff members? There are two related questions: PhD without previous academic ...
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What's the equivalent of this degree in Europe and USA?

I'm an undergraduate student in mathematics at the University of Buenos Aires. The name of the degree is "licenciatura en Matemática", which is a 5 year long degree. To graduate you must make a small ...
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Can I reach to compiler engineer/designer position without a degree from a compiler developer position? [closed]

Since I was 14 years old, I was interested in programming/designing compilers. At the age of 17 I tried to apply to a few compiler jobs, and all of the Compiler Engineering/Designing rejected (right ...
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Converting a degree program to a non degree one

Is it possible to convert a degree program into a non degree program? For example if someone has started a degree program and is not able to complete it, or decided not to complete it, can he/she ...
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Why is it customary to call people with doctoral degrees doctors but not people with masters degrees masters?

Why is it customary to call people with doctoral degrees doctors but not people with masters degrees masters? They are both graduate degrees that supersede the undergraduate degree.
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Meaning of the term “studies leading to a degree”

I am slightly confused about the meaning of the term "studies leading to a degree" in an application form. Does it mean only studies that lead to an actual degree, in which case incomplete studies ...
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Can you get a PhD based on work or life experience?

Is there any possibility that I could be awarded a Ph.D. degree based on my work or life experience and good educational background? Can you guide me to any institution offering such Ph.D.s?
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Are three year degrees from India equivalent to Four years degree in the US?

Is a three years bachelors degree in Commerce and three years bachelors degree in Law from India termed to be equivalent to have a four years graduate degree from the US?
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How do universities verify qualifications?

I want to apply for an academic job in the US or UK. I am curious how the universities verify my academic degrees. Do they call/write to my home university to verify my qualifications. In my home ...
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Fraudulent credentials

Someone I know is apparently claiming to have obtained PhD when I know for a fact that he did not. He is working in a biomedical company and having himself presented as Dr. Is there a way to have ...
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Is a Graduate Performance Diploma considered an academic degree for purposes of PhD admissions or faculty job search?

This question might be appropriate for music SE but I am looking for more academic views. I know of Associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. Inside of these are different fields. I have ...
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Can someone with only a bachelor's degree teach at a community college?

Can someone with a bachelor's degree teach at a community college, or are they required to have something more?
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What are all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto?

It is common language in graduation ceremonies, at least in the United States, to hear a degree conferred with "all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto." How would one discover what the ...
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What is a 'Master's by Research'?

Someone has stated that they have a 'Master's by research'. Does this mean that their entire degree was awarded based on their thesis work? Or does it mean that they took requisite courses, but also ...
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Can someone continue her education in Germany if the first university degree is not recognized?

My sister is living in Saudi Arabia in a city that has very few limited education options for her. She has to stay there for certain circumstances and she can't leave for a different country. She has ...
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E-Scroll for University Graduates: Any problem?

University of Malaya, Malaysia's oldest public university has recently deployed a new system for issuing graduation certificate named e-scroll (it seems be the 1st university in the world to deploy ...