On strategies, procedures, and problems related to getting admitted to, or selecting students to be admitted to, a graduate degree program.

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Which university should i join [on hold]

I got 2 offer letter from two individual university .One from Turku university of applied science (subject Information technology, country Finland) and another from Estonian information technology ...
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For graduate admissions, focus on bachelor thesis or other research publication

Given a student coming to the end of their undergraduate career working on both a thesis for their bachelor degree as well as a separate research project in a research lab, which would hold more ...
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Is grad school out of the question? [duplicate]

I am a current chemical engineering student with a 2.8 GPA and two years research experience and one paper in the works of being published. Is being admitted into a chemical engineering or ...
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Strategy for applying to PhD in the US

My question was originally designed to be very related to this one. However, I have continued to write it because it has a second part. I am currently sending email to PIs in order to know if they ...
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PhD Application Review moved from Fall 2015 Start to Spring 2016 Start: Options?

I applied for PhD programs starting from the fall of 2015 at several universities and I was waiting very eager to hear from them, because I just finished my MS last spring semester and don't want to ...
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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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Courses/diplomas that offer credit transfer to make up for med school pre-requisites? [closed]

For those who have done ALevels, hold a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and are homeschoolers, autodidacts (so they have no certificates or evidence of their knowledge): In order to learn the ...
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Master of Science in HRM [duplicate]

I've done a dual degree program, MBA (Tech) - BTech+MBA from NMIMS University Mumbai. However, I want to pursue Masters in HRM (Human Resource Management) from US/Australian Universities. Will there ...
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Can I be admitted to a masters in the USA after 3-year bachelors in Germany?

I am an Indian citizen and Im planning to go for my bachelors to Germany. Since schooling in Germany is of 13 years , I'll study 1 year in India before going there. I wanted to ask that after ...
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When professors search for PhD candidates in CS, how knowledgeable do they expect the applicant to be? [closed]

I was wondering that when there is a call for application for PhD candidates, how much of theory on a particular field does the professor usually expect the candidate to know? I have seen situations ...
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How important is it to work in industry before attempting a PhD?

I am wanting to know how necessary it is to work in industry after undergrad and before applying to a PhD. On one hand, I have a lot of industry/ research experience and have a good deal of ...
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PhD admission in US [closed]

I was born in the year (6-Sep)1987. I completed my undergraduation in general physics in the year (April) 2008 (aggregate percentage 84.5 out of 100). Later on I worked till 2011 in Tata Consultancy ...
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How much does it matter the mentioned intended major at grad school in GRE registration?

So far as I heard, it is required to mention intended major in graduate school during GRE registration. I am curious to know, what would someone do if he wants to apply to different grad schools for ...
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How applicable are software engineering internships to computer science research and graduate school?

This fall I will begin my undergraduate degree in computer science at a top-5 program (to whom it offends, I'm sorry to use rankings). My goal after I graduate is to get a PhD so I can research and ...
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How do grad schools look upon students with chronic illnesses?

The chronic medical illness has affected my ability to take the most rigorous schedule and led me to withdraw from one class and also take a year break in my undergraduate education. I'm wondering ...
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Switching to philosophy after a PhD in mathematics

I'm currently finishing a PhD in mathematics from a university in Europe ranked top 10 in the world. I've always been torn between philosophy and mathematics, and I'd like to give philosophy a chance ...
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How does a petty marijuana possession charge affect graduate admissions in math?

I was charged with possession of marijuana earlier this year. In my state, it's not a crime, just a violation with a fine. Technically, it's not even a conviction because there's a diversion program ...
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Do admission offices keep the envelopes in which applicants sent their application documents? [closed]

I am just wondering if university admission offices (or anyone else receiving applications for admission at universities) typically keep the envelopes in which applicants mailed whatever ...
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Failed Qualifier Now Trying to Enter a PhD Program With low GPA [duplicate]

I failed the qualifier. Under no circumstances can I do a retake (as per their policy) and now I am in the masters. With a lower than 3.0 Graduate School GPA, I am now in the process of looking to ...
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different majors and need help ' astrophysics ' and mechanical engineering [closed]

i just have applied for mechanical engineering cause i love it very much i will choose a mechatronics at the fifth semester but my dream is that " work for an international company especially in ...
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What is the best way to tell a professor that my research interests are not limited to a specific topic?

I want to write to a professor and tell him about my research interests. What is the best way to say that my research interests include, but are not limited to X? Is the following sentence a good ...
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How committed should I be to a specific research area before and shortly after I enter a doctoral program?

I am an electrical engineering undergraduate student and entering my final year of study. I plan on applying to doctoral programs in the field of power engineering. Specific advice from the field ...
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Explaining your suitability [duplicate]

I received an offer from a UK university to study for a master’s degree. They required a 2:1. In my undergraduate degree I achieved a 2:2. I very briefly spoke to the course convenor that I missed ...
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Seeking Your Advice on Preparing for Mathematics Graduate Programs

S.E advisers, I am a rising college junior (five-years tract) in US with a major in mathematics and an aspiring mathematician in the fields of theoretical computing and cryptography. I apologize for ...
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What are the differences between the Statements of Purpose for Terminal Masters and Ph.Ds?

When applying graduate schools, what is the difference in the elements that go into writing a SoP for a Masters program vs. writing a SoP for a Ph.D. program. As background, I'm looking into Computer ...
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What is a good grade for an MS student expecting to apply for a PhD in a top-tier school? [duplicate]

Although I understand that getting an admission into a PhD program depends on many factors, for example--BS and MS GPA, number of journal papers and their quality, number of conference papers and ...
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How to get academic reference for grad school admission if I didn't interact with professors in my online bachelor's degree?

I need a letter of recommendation, but am unsure how to get it. I am applying to graduate school. I need three letters of recommendation. I have 2/3. Some schools to which I am applying require the ...
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How do grad schools view early High School graduation?

I graduated from High School after only 2 years and because of that I don't have a record of extra curricular activities and I also can't get most scholarships/grants because most require doing ...
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Is it ethical to send my research proposal to a potential supervisor, when another professor has accepted to be my supervisor?

I have contacted a professor and he accepted to be my PhD supervisor, but he want me to finish the application procedure by September. The institution that I am applying for is not in my home country, ...
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Applying to Law school in USA with an Econ BS degree from another country [closed]

My friend moved to Los Angeles a few months ago and she wants to go to law school in here. She got a Bachelor's degree in Economics from another country (she is a resident in USA). The university she ...
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How do weak students who want to do PhD's get into masters programmes in the first place?

One common piece of advice for weak students who want to go into academia is that they do a terminal master's degree first before applying to PhD programmes. This, however, bothers me for two reasons: ...
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Can giving back to my alma mater have a positive impact on application?

I going to create a really simple social network for my alma mater so that it could help people network better. After getting some work experience I was thinking of pursuing a masters degree in ...
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Are there PhD programs that do not require letters of recommendation?

I am applying for PhD in Mathematics. I am wondering if there are any schools or programs that do not require letters of recommendation. Do all graduate programs require these?
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Right time to start applying for PhD - Germany

I am a computer science student and am currently doing my Master Thesis in Germany. I am in the second month of the six month duration for the Master Thesis. I wish to pursue a PhD after Masters and I ...
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Transferring to a PhD program I had been previously admitted to

I will be beginning my PhD (in a field that's halfway between social sciences and humanities) in the fall. During my application cycle, I was admitted to all three of my top choice programs, and was ...
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What are the most common prerequisites demanded by Promotionsausschüssen (German PhD boards)?

Reading the German universities' regulations on doctoral programs, one often comes to paragraphs about sanctions that can be demanded by the PhD board (Promotionsausschuss) as perquisites before they ...
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Contacting A Professor for Master of Science (Thesis)

I want to know whether or not the professors are generally interested to supervise students in their M.Sc. (Thesis) program. How many students they may supervise? Do professors insist that we know ...
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What does graduated mean in the Netherlands?

I have been admitted to a Master in the Netherlands, but my diploma will be awarded after the enroloment date there. However, the university says they can process my admission if I send them an ...
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Does a long period in an MSc program look bad on a CV?

I'm an MSc student in (pure) math. Based on CV's I've seen of professors and post-docs in the field, it seems that almost all of them graduated in about 2 years. Where I study (let's say, medium-level ...
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Is taking a year or so off between master's and PhD to do independent research a common practice in Europe?

So from my previous questions and from what I heard, I found out (iirc) that people who apply for a PhD in the US make a personal statement or statement of purpose while those in the UK, and I infer ...
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Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in math in Europe?

This question is a variation of my earlier questions. Okay so in the US, I guess one does not need a master's in math before pursuing a PhD in math since the US apparently usually assumes only a ...
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What are the trending areas these days to follow a PhD in Statistics? [closed]

I'm thinking of doing a PhD in Statistics, but I can't find a proper area to do my PhD. If anyone can tell me what are the trending areas in Statistics PhD these days, will be very helpful Thank You. ...
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Show accepted (but not published) paper to potential advisor

It is time for me to apply for graduate studies. I am wondering, if I have a paper accepted at a journal or conference, is it OK for me to show this accepted paper to others (such as potential ...
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Grad school GPA and Phd [duplicate]

How much can your grad school GPA affect your chances of getting into a Phd Program? Some of my teachers suggested that your motivation to be a researcher is what matters the most, but i am still ...
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Time taken by department to offer the admission decision

How much time does it take for getting the admission decision after all the required documents are submitted at a university that offers admissions on Rolling Basis? I had my application and all ...
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How important is the masters GPA for PhD admission? [duplicate]

I am studying MS in Mechanical Engineering in a university in the US. I have an ambition to go to one of the top thirty US grad schools for my PhD. The school I am enrolled for my MS ranks in between ...
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How to “keep in touch” with a potential advisor?

I contacted a professor by email in order to introduce myself to him and ask for a research position in his group at some point in the future. He expressed interest in me, but, when we finished our ...
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Deferred admission but funding not guaranteed

I received an offer from a top US school for PhD this March and accepted their offer. Due to some family circumstances, I would not be able to join the program this year. I am an international ...
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Research fellowship after undergrad helps with PhD admissions?

Does taking a year off, to work as a junior research fellow or as a research intern, immediately after one's undergrad help with admission to a better MS (research track, not professional) /PhD ...
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I had an internship with the professor I'm applying for. Is it possible to ask for a recommendation letter?

I talked to a professor in a top US university and he asked me to apply but he said finally admission committee decides. If I go to his lab for a summer internship, is it OK to ask for a ...