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

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Computer Science or Software Engineering? (Undergrad) [on hold]

I am attending Auburn University and studying Software Engineering. Up to this point, there hasn't been a meaningful difference in the curriculum between CS and SWEN (Software Engineering). I must now ...
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How to verify academic history and degree?

TL;DR: How does one verify the academic credentials (degree earned, date of graduation) of an individual without their permission or knowledge. I'm trying to verify the academic history and degree ...
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How does a dual degree (Computer Science/Maths) compare to a degree in a single area?

I am considering applying for a degree (ideally, but not necessarily, MSc) in Computer Science and Maths, such as this one: ...
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Are masters degrees treated equivalently in academia on both sides of the Atlantic?

This is just a general question regarding UK (and I suppose Western European) masters degrees vs. US masters degrees. The reason for asking is that I have heard that US masters are considered at the ...
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Is a university that grants me a PhD for $1000 and a copy of my unpublished book fake?

I have paid $1000 for PhD in mathematics. And I have sent them my book to be considered as a PhD thesis. Now I suspect that I have lost the money. But as far as I know they are not accredited by the ...
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Should I switch from an M.A. to an M.S. program if my department allows me to choose?

I work in industry and am also attending a major U.S. university to get another master's degree, this one in Applied Math. When I entered the program, the department offered a Master of Arts (M.A.) ...
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Is a diploma updated in new request?

When requesting the diploma/transcript for a new job, the transcript is signed by the current registrar, as transcript has issuance date. However, a diploma does not have issuance date (only the date ...
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Math alongside CS degree [closed]

I'm a Computer Science student. Since CS and math have a lot in common I was wondering the possibility of studying a degree in math alongside with CS. Many of the subjects overlap and the real ...
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What is the difference of a BA/BS in Computer Science for obtaining a Ph.D?

I have looked around on Google, only to find zero answers. So, I hope someone could help me out with this. So, for someone aiming to get a PhD in Computer Science (AI), would it be possible to obtain ...
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Electronic version of diploma in the US universities?

In a job application, I received electronic version of diploma and transcript (not scanned copy, but the official electronic file that the university prepared to be printed on official diploma and ...
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Abbreviation of Doctor of Philosophy: PhD or DPhil?

I am a bit confused about the proper abbreviation of Doctor of Philosophy. I sometimes read that this person obtained his D.Phil from X University, while someone else obtained his PhD from Y ...
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What are the different components of degree titles called?

Some degree titles have many components, e.g.: Master of Arts in Psychology: Behavioral Health |_A__|_B_____|_C___________|_D________________| Another e.g.: Master of Education in Curriculum and ...
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Problem of mentioning the department affiliated with PhD degrees

A newbie here :) I am currently a PhD student in a computer science program. My research interest is about quantum information science. Back then, I also got accepted into a Physics PhD program, but ...
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How does a global organization compare global degrees?

Being a US citizen and native, my view of degree progression is Bachelors, 4 years of study Masters, 1-2 years of study, thesis or portfolio required Doctorate, 3-4 years of study, comprehensive ...
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Is it good to emphasize that one obtained a PhD from a prestigious university

I was wondering whether it is a good practice for someone to emphasize that he obtained his degree from a prestigious university by including the name of his university always after his title, ...
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How can I transition from industry to academia without having a college degree?

I've been working in the "private sector" since my late teens. I've gathered good web-development experience to be able to find work quite easily thankfully. I was never really interested in getting a ...
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Getting into math ten years after a BA in English

I got a BA in English at a pretty good school, spent the next 10 years in a fruitless pursuit of screenwriting with a day job in a legal department, and now that I'm sick of all that, I'd like to do ...
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How to address a military officer with Ph.D?

What is the proper way to address a person who is an office in the military (USA) who at the same time has a Ph.D.? Would it be Dr. General John Doe or General Dr. John Doe?
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Are these Degrees different? Do they have same weight? [closed]

Degree In Computing, Degree In Informatics, Degree In Computer Science. All of them are in different universities but are part of the faculty of Computer Science. So which one is most in demand to get ...
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Can I pursue an MA and MBA simultaneously?

I am pursuing a masters degree in Economics (correspondence). I also want to enroll in a MBA program (correspondence). Am I allowed to do that?
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Relevance of computer science degree to pursue a career in cognitive science

This forum looks like the perfect place to ask a question that is being bothering me for a long time. I'm 22 and a college dropout for numerous reasons (economic and mostly because I didn't like the ...
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Computational Physics V.S. Engineering Physics

I currently on track to graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science and Physics. I am on the fence on which masters program I should pursue. I want to deal with new technologies like sustainable energy ...
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Would a Masters degree help me make a transition into industry? [closed]

I am planning to double major in computer science and math for my undergraduate degree. Then focus my masters studies in Applied/Computational physics. I want to incorporate physical things with ...
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How to convert courses and hours (from a non-european university) to ECTS?

I'm getting my "Licentiate of Computers/Systems" degree soon, in Argentina. The degree is composed by 40 courses of 68 hours of lectures each. On top of that, you have to add the time you spend on ...
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Bachelor of engineering or Bachelor of IT + Master of Engineering?

I'm from Argentina, and I'm doing a Bachelor of Engineering in Computers/Systems, which is a 5-year full-time career (each course has 68 hours of lectures per semester + additional time for ...
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Are Honorary Degrees Awarded to Those Lacking PhDs?

Have honorary degrees ever been conferred on someone lacking a PhD?
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Is there a convention for referring to a scholar's academic status?

I'm currently preparing an online tool for scholars, and part of that work involves creating a database with different categories for students at different stages of their college/university education ...
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Advanced degrees in two subjects?

Perhaps it is too early to ask this, but I will go ahead anyway, to satisfy my curiosity. I am currently studying Arts in a University, aiming to get a BA Honours in English and German. If I went ...
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Is a Master 2 Research (Europe) a University or Postgraduate Degree?

I am currently applying for post-docs and for one of them, I should provide the "category" or degree/educational establishment where I have the choice between: University degree Postgraduate PhD My ...
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Transitioning from a BS in CIS to an MSE in Software Engineering

I'm considering an attempt to gain admittance to an MSE program in Software Engineering but I realize that most of my education may not be fully relevant. My BS is in CIS where the focus was real ...
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MPhil vs. MSc. in the UK?

I'm currently finishing a B.Sc. Honours in Canada, and I'm applying to Edinburgh (among other places) to do a Masters. They have two research-based degrees, and I was wondering if people with ...
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What is my degree if I am a bachelor student yet?

I am registering to submit am article and I am asked to give my current degree, the problem is that I don't have a bachelor degree yet. So, what is the usual term and acronym to use for the current ...
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Getting a Masters degree in a slightly different field than Bachelors

Would it be out of the ordinary to get a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and then go for a Masters in something like Civil or Structural Engineering? I don't know a lot about how transitioning to ...
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Do part time degree from reputed institute have market value?

I have recently graduated with Computer Science and Engineering and joined an R&D firm. During the job, I enrolled for a part time MS(Research) from the topmost institute in my country (with ...
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Teach in a university with a master degree

I don't know if here is the best place to ask that but I'm finishing my master degree in pure mathematics and I would like to travel and know another countries before enter into a doctorate school. In ...
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Diplomurkunde and Diplom (Diplomlehrer) in English?

This might be off-topic but I thought I would try here since I know we have people who will know the answer. I have received two documents from a prospective teacher. They seem to be German diplomas ...
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What is academic degree after PhD? [duplicate]

Does your country have any academic degrees after the PhD? If yes, what is it called and how graduating this degree? Additionally, what is a Post-Doc? Is it a degree or something else? I have seen ...
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What's the correct order of writing for a MSc. and a Dipl.-Ing. degree? (e.g. on a business card)

I finished my (german) Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree after 4 1/2 years of studying. After that I started to work and studied parallel via a correspondence course. I'll now shortly (hopefully ;-) ) have the ...
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Is a good GRE score evidence of merit?

If a student acquires a good score in GRE, does it guarantees that he has a good merit to earn a good grade in a taught graduate program?
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Do I have any potential in the academic field?

I live in a third-world country. Although I have a second-class degree in IT, I work in the general banking section in a private banking organization. This is possible because, in our country, private ...
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Certificate in data mining

I am interested about getting a certificate in data mining. I found three so far, and these are the following: MIT - Data and Models in Engineering, Science, and Business Stanford - Data Mining ...
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What does “Contribution to Knowledge” mean?

We've been having this discussion about what actually formulates 'contribution to knowledge' when doing a masters or a PhD in a particular field. For an example from my field (Computer Science), say ...
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What is the purpose of a Dual Degree?

I'm in Germany studying a Master of Computer Science, and the program has options of Dual Degrees with other Universities from outside of Germany (US, Europe, Asia). I'm thinking of applying to the ...
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Is a PhD the highest degree?

I am curious to know whether PhD is the highest degree one can earn? Is there any other degree beyond that, if so what is it and what are the universities offering the same?
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When does one go for a double doctorate?

I would love to know the circumstances under which people opt for a second doctorate degree. Could a professor working in a university write up a thesis and submit it to his department to earn a ...