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How will repeat 1st year affect my graduate application for top-tier schools?

I have to repeat for one year or take the resit examination in May/2017 because I failed over half of the module. Actually I did not go to the two final exams for mental illness reason which adds up ...
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Is there still a way to get a graduate degree in design from Stanford? [on hold]

Re: this statement from the Stanford design program, if I want to do product design and get a graduate degree from Stanford, what are my options? Is there still a way to get a "Design" degree of some ...
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As a new grad student, should I put Masters or PhD on my resume?

I enrolled in a PhD program after getting my undergraduate degree. The program's first 2 years are geared towards getting a Masters degree after which candidates can join the "proper" PhD program. ...
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How to do the best PhD , brief tips to a new phD student? [on hold]

I am a graduate student who has been doing masters for a year and I am moving to PhD program in Chemical Engineering in the same University. My work is mostly computational , molecular modeling. My ...
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Are there any fully-funded MA (mainly research, open to clinical) programs for students before graduate school? [closed]

If one wants to gain more experience before graduate school, lets say in social and/or developmental neuroscience, but open to clinical applications, what would be a good program to attend? I'm ...
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Which is the top engineering college in Punjab for b.tech studies with an Autonomous status? [closed]

I am pursuing 12 standard and want to take admission in engineering college , so please suggest me top engineering colleges in Punjab.
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Journal of Literature and Art Studies (JLAS) reputable? Have to pay for my article to be published? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student that recently presented my research at the International Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) conference in Seoul. Two weeks later, I am contacted via email by the "Journal of ...
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Why would a grad school reduce fees to a trivial amount rather than reduce stipend?

When I applied to grad schools I was accepted with full tuition wavers and stipends to all but one. That one gave me a good stipend and reduced tuition to a trivial fee ($300). They say you can even ...
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Is going to graduate school the same place I went to undergrad okay? [closed]

Is it okay to get my bachelor's and master's degrees at the same school? I intend to go into industry in computer science. OK = will not substantially harm future prospects. Getting a doctoral ...
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On working as a freelance copy-editor in graduate school

Is it advisable for a graduate student to work as a freelance copy-editor (for few hours a month, for papers in his/her area of interest)? This topic emerged a few days ago during a conversation ...
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Change advisors? [closed]

My advisor is changing institutions, and I am at the end of my 4th year in a computational biology program and have passed through all my formal requirements. I have no publications due to the nature ...
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Strength or Existence of letters of recommendation do depend on the intent right?

Related to: How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program? So I found out that one of the professors recommended a junior coursemate for an ...
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What to do if you are on the reserve list of one grad program and get accepted to another?

I applied to a graduate program in mathematics at university A. I went to their oral interview, and could not give some proofs that they asked for. As far as I know, university A has two lists: main ...
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Differences between subfields of biology related to mathematics?

My undergraduate studies were in the area of applied mathematics and statistics and I am interested in doing postgraduate studies in the area of mathematical biology. But when I looked into different ...
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What is the logic behind definition of 1-year master programs in UK?

People always consider universities like Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College etc. among the best universities on the planet, with centuries of experience in research methodology. One would assert that ...
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How does applying to work with multiple potential advisors at a university work?

I plan on applying to some graduate programs for a psychology PhD. At some of these universities, there are multiple professors I am interested in having as an advisor. If I am accepted to the program,...
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Do EPSRC-like Centres for Doctoral Training exist outside the UK?

I'm looking into starting a doctorate next Autumn and am currently exploring my options. I really like the program style of EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training which started sprouting around British ...
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Can I talk to another professor about quitting my PhD before I talk to my PI?

Summary of my situation: I'm early in my 4th year as a PhD student (Cell Biology), and I think I want to quit. My program is 5-7 years, so I have at least 2 years left or I can drop out and claim a ...
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If I accept a PhD offer but change my mind about attending, do I have an obligation to attend for some number of years before dropping out?

I know there's alot of questions on S.E. about dropping out of graduate school after having started. My position is similar, but also different: I was accepted into a prestigious university's ...
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Is it wise to select a PhD topic before choosing an advisor?

I am a student of Pure Mathematics interested in Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra. I was browsing the Internet for good research topics containing both a flavor of linear algebra and also having ...
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How do I get out of my overly vain 'trophy' mindset when it comes to universities?

I have friends who went to pretty good universities (world top 10), and I would love to apply too after my Masters although I am not sure how realistic this is, as I also had some personal problems ...
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PhD student and postdoc statistics related to relationships

As a graduate student and postdoc, I remember more of my colleagues becoming single than entering new relationships. In many cases the problem was that their partners could not accept their unusual ...
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BME Jobs in Industry: Do you need a PhD or Masters? [duplicate]

As an incoming Senior, I am currently having the debate that many before me have had: Masters, or PhD? I'm a biomedical engineering student who wants to get an advanced degree to better position ...
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Should I self-fund my PhD at one of the top 10 universities at UK? [duplicate]

I will start my PhD in the field of Biomedical Computer Vision soon at one of the top 10 universities at UK. I am an international student from Asia. But unfortunately I haven't received any source ...
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How often do professors accept new graduate students? [closed]

I know it has a lot to do with who is graduating and how many students the professor has already, but I just want to get a feel of how this process works. Do professors take in 1-2 students each year ...
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Can a project be “too good” for a Master's?

Pretty straight forward. I am starting to apply to grad school and I was discussing possible projects with some (grad student) friends of mine. When I mentioned something in particular one of them ...
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Is there a conventional word that describes a professor for whom you were a TA

I am providing a block of contact information to someone and the last line of this block it is requested that I provide the relationship between this person and myself. Basically I am trying to find ...
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Is it acceptable to point out job offers in my graduate school application?

Just some background: I am currently an undergraduate and I will be graduating next year. As of now I have an internship position doing research in my favorite area. This will extend into a job offer (...
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Collaborating (online) with researchers from other institutes/countries [duplicate]

I am a first year graduate student in a completely theoretical field. How does one go about collaborating online or otherwise with researchers from other institutes/universities? In particular, if I ...
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Is Math GRE not worth it?

Finished bachelor's and master's in mathematical finance. Applying for PhD in math, which may or may not be in a university that requires General GRE or Math GRE Based on my other questions (like ...
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Are undergraduate math courses required to do well on the GRE subject test?

I'm in the process of selecting courses for my third year, and I wasn't planning on taking certain mathematics courses (in particular, "pure" courses, such as Algebra). However, upon speaking to come ...
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How to boost academic profile for Master's application

I want to apply for a Master's degree program in Robotics at some top schools in Europe and America. However, I feel my current profile is not strong enough to get into a top school and I am looking ...
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I will be graduating a semester early, what schools have spring & summer intake? [duplicate]

I have enough credits to graduate a semester early, and will be soon. I know of the perquisites such as the GMAT, but when researching the school I wanted to go to (Fordham) I am worried now that most ...
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Lack of undergraduate research experience and impact on PhD applications

I am currently a second year (final semester) undergraduate enrolled in Nagoya University's G30 program. After I graduate, I intend pursue a PhD in the chemical sciences, and I am looking to apply to ...
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How much is expected to know before starting a PhD [closed]

I recently graduated with a BSc in applied mathematics and considering on applying for a PhD. In fact, I contacted a supervisor and he seems some what interested in my undergraduate academic ...
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Masters in Europe, PhD in US

I have seen various questions regarding PhDs in the EU vs US, but none I've seen address this. The subject area is Maths/Physics. From what I've seen, in the EU you do a Masters (I'm soon to be ...
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What is the distinction between “graduate school” and “professional school”?

I have previously been involved with mentoring high school students as well as undergraduates, who typically don't have a clear understanding of all of the career possibilities available to them and ...
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Making a change from Chemistry to Computer Science [closed]

I am set to graduate with a bachelors degree in Chemistry in the fall, however, I feel as if I am making a mistake. I feel that my true passion lies in computer science. I love research, everything ...
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specialization or generalization? [closed]

I had finished 2 years of BSc in Computer Science, the area that I wanted to continue in it, with high scores. However, for personal issues, I left the university. Then, I re-apply, but my family ...
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How to talk to PI about dropping out of graduate school?

There are a lot of threads about whether people should drop out of grad school, or PIs forcing students to leave. My situation is a little different, some people might call this ungrateful, but I want ...
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Exemptions to taking IELTS/TOEFL/Regular GRE

IELTS/TOEFL I haven't read up on IELTS/TOEFL, and I don't want to waste time on that if I don't have to. As far as I know, they are testing your fluency in English. Generally: Is a significant ...
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Math GRE Coverage [closed]

TL;DR My understanding is that the Math GRE is supposed to test knowledge that is expected of someone who wants to pursue a math masteral or math PhD. So shouldn't it test knowledge that is expected ...
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Interpreting Math GRE chart

So in this data set, around 50/245 admitted prospective graduate students from 2009-2012 were part of the top 5% in his/her exam?
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Focusing on GRE, subject GRE, TOEFLS, IELTS before applying?

Applying to the US: I just finished my master's in mathematical finance. I want to apply for a PhD in math (but not in mathematical finance). Can I start applying this year while studying and taking ...
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I'm graduating engineering program in only six semesters but have gotten no serious work experience along the way. How much will grad schools care?

I am a pet and Nat gas engineering student. I am graduating in six semesters (three yr) and this fall will be my fifth semester. I did not apply for an internship my freshmen year because I was under ...
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Earning post-graduate math hours after your master's [closed]

This is in the US, in case it's unclear. I'm interested in teaching math at the 2-year college level. I have an interdisciplinary MS with a strong engineering focus. I see openings that require "a ...
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Would going to Teacher's College be useful, if my ultimate goal is to become a university math professor?

I am close to entering the fifth year of a five-year Concurrent Education program. What the program involves is four years spent working on a bachelor’s degree, while “on the side” taking education ...
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How do I go about getting into the engineering field with only a design degree from almost a decade ago?

Due to health problems, I wasn't able to study well enough during my teenage years + 20s and I did not study or pursue something that truly interests me; instead I just graduated with a degree because ...
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Employment Contract Negotiation and Graduate School (Computer Science)

Is it possible to negotiate employment contracts to include sponsorship for graduate school? For example, accepting the job and school on the terms that the job will pay for Master's and I would be ...
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Do I always have to discuss conference attendance with advisor?

As a PhD student (in the US), should I always discuss whether I should go to a conference or summer school with my advisor before I apply? Even if The conference is providing full financial support,...