Queries related to a master's degree, sometimes referred to as a post-graduate degree.

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What are the restricted words in masters thesis writing?

I am writing my master thesis. My instructor told me not to use "I, we, us, his, her, he, she" in thesis anywhere. Is all these words are prohibited in thesis writing? I am writing my thesis ...
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Choose a proper Master's Degree in Finance [on hold]

I'll explain a bit my situation. I am a 22 years old Spanish student who just finished a Degree in Physics and now I have to choose some proper Master's Degree for me. Since I want to start my life-...
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Whether to mention contributions on Stack exchange in Statement of purpose (SOP) for MS/Phd application in US?

Assume that a student has a continuous involvement in any community of Stack Exchange.(consider 1,000+ reputation). Does It has a positive impact to mention this involvement in order to show you are ...
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How to go into a master program having PhD level knowledge [duplicate]

The question is almost as simple as the title. If someone has a PhD level knowledge in some subject, but had not the opportunity to study in an university (because of coming from a poor family or an ...
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confusing about my future in AI field [on hold]

i'm an intermediate graduated software engineer and i start giving my master degree in artificial intelligence field. according to this fact that artificial intelligence is an extensive field,how can ...
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Can I get a Master in Actuarial Science from a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering? [duplicate]

I am currently a student in aeronautical engineering. And I am starting to consider being an actuary (very different world tho). So is it actually possible after completing my BSc in aeronautical ...
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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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Length of a master's thesis and its literature review?

I am pretty confident that I will be getting answers pointing out that this is something too specific and should/will be decided by my university and that a general answer does not exist. But anyway, ...
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Master thesis grade

I am not happy with my master thesis grade. I wrote down my master thesis in a company. I had three supervisors in this 6 month period, two of them from university and one of them from the company. I ...
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Doing a thesis as an RA/ Lab Coordinator? (Cognitive Neuroscience)

I'm in a neuro masters program where you can do your thesis at any lab (in the world), as long as you can demonstrate that it is related to biological neuroscience. I was in a lab for a year and due ...
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Does it make sense for the professor to write a recommendation letter that is directly readable by the student?

It seems that US universities usually provide a link to the professor of the applicant, and let him/her directly upload the recommendation letter to that link, meaning that the student would have no ...
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Can a technological bachelor apply for a master degree course in a first class US university? [closed]

If a technological bachelor technologist has the necessary funding to the tuition fees, some years of work experience, excellent GPA/TOEFL/GRE/recommendation letters, can she/he apply for a master ...
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I can't find a masters thesis advisor. Can I publish independently in a math journal and get my MSc degree that way?

Is it possible publishing original work in math research without having an adviser? I had some thought of matrix multiplication which I posted in this forum which wasn't welcomed that well, I plan to ...
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Working as engineer or doing PHD ? [duplicate]

I'm an engineer in mechanical production engineering systems (Master degree), I'm planning to apply for a PHD. I have a simple question, it's worthy to the PHD or it's better for me to work with a ...
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Can I do a Masters in Business Intelligence with Low undergrade GPA In a relatively low cost School ? [closed]

My undergrad is in Computer Science and Engineering with CGPA 2.77. Worked 5 years in Business Intelligence Solutions development and I have IELTS 7.00 Band Score. I am looking for a masters program ...
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How to get in a Master program in Applied Maths coming from a Physics Background

I am having a big problem finding a master program in mathematics for which I can apply. My background briefly: I grew up in Brazil. I started learning physics and mathematics as autodidactic in high ...
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Is it normal to start your master's study without an advisor?

So I've been admitted to master's program in Mechanical Engineering at a US university. I contacted 2 of the faculty in the department in my chief area of interest , but neither had an opening/ ...
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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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Getting stuck in a rut while writing a thesis [duplicate]

I'm to write my MSc thesis soon, and am a bit worried that I will get stuck in a rut. By that I mean that I will have very little variety in my daily (work) life, and that it will not only be ...
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Where to host lots of experiment data [duplicate]

We are a masters degree student group who have conducted a quite significant study which has pulled a lot of interest from the HCI/MI communities in CS. We have been encouraged to host all our data ...
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Acknowledgements on a Masters thesis [duplicate]

Is it wrong or looked upon to acknowledge God on Master's thesis paper?
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Master in Germany after 3 years bachelor degree [duplicate]

I've completed my 3 years bachelor degree in B.Sc.Hons in Computing from Nepal affiliated to London Metropolitan University and i am planning to do Ms in Germany. Am i eligible to enroll directly in ...
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Do graduation theses affect master application?

Since my university requires graduation thesis for graduation, I am currently about to start to work on it. I am an undergraduate student and have a plan to apply master program by the way. What I'm ...
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Is my work a good research work?

I am a master student in computer science and am working on a static program analysis project as my thesis. I used existing platforms and frameworks along with existing approaches for static analysis ...
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Who to ask to proofread my MSc dissertation?

Who should I ask to proofread my MSc dissertation? Is proofreading required?
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How much feedback to give for an undergraduate / master's thesis?

I'm a post-doc who has been the primary supervisor for two master's students this year (computer science, UK). Their theses are due in soon, and I have asked for a draft beforehand so that I can give ...
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Any tips when applying from Master's to PhD programs at different institutions? [duplicate]

I'm most likely going to be defending my master's thesis by December of this year, so I can graduate. Depending on the results, my work could be submitted for publication or not. My program is ...
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Is there a way to add more ECTS to my degree?

I have a bachelor's degree in Oenology and Beverage Technology and I would like to apply for a master's degree in Brewing Science and Technology. However, my bachelor's ECTS in mathematics and ...
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Will flat earth society membership affect my graduate school application?

Just to be clear: no, I don't believe in the flat earth theory. However, a few years ago, I thought that the flat earth society forum is a good place to practice my debating skills and to have fun. ...
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What is expected in a masters thesis of a mathematics student?

What is the level of work expected in the masters thesis of a student of maths? I know some people's works are worthy of publications while some involve only studying some topic in detail from a book ...
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Benefits of taking postgraduate/PhD-level courses during Master's

During my master's studies, so far, I have taken quite many postgraduate-level courses (i.e. courses that are accepted as a PhD-level course for a PhD student at my university). Some of these courses ...
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Will already having a masters degree make it harder to get funding for a second masters in Europe?

If a person who already has M.Sc degree (from the university outside of Europe) wants to enter European university for another M.Sc degree, would having M.Sc degree be a hindrance for getting a ...
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What does “masters 2 level” mean?

I saw an offer in a research group described as 'Research position at master 2 level'. Can anyone clarify for me what that means? Is it a 2nd masters or anything else? Does it always need a masters ...
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Is it common for supervisors to approach their student and ask to work on publishing the student's masters thesis?

My supervisor emailed me asking if he can work on trying to publish my masters thesis, with me being the first author. I have said yes, is it common for supervisors to approach students asking to ...
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Did a masters in order to make up for my BA marks. But I did worse. What now? A second MA?

The title says it all. One thing to mention though, is that I am not too bad - I have B+ marks. Another thing to mention is that a lot of my doing bad had to do with mental health and family in war. ...
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Is it commonly accepted to refer to a Master Degree in Statistics as M.Stat.?

I have recently obtained a Master Degree in Statistics. Can I routinely use the term M.Stat., which has the strength of being much more specific and informative, or is it more appropriate to use the ...
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which option should i prefer Thesis vs Non-thesis for MS in CS? [closed]

I've got admission for MS in Computer Science in a US university. Which option is better Non-thesis or thesis ? How do I decide which one I should take ?
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Is research experience or GPA more important when applying to MSCS programs

It seems that for PhD programs the research is more important but, which is more important for masters programs?
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Advisor tries to reproduce my results to ensure my honesty. Is it the norm?

I am a M.Sc. student in Machine Learning, about to finish my thesis this month. My advisor wants me to meet him in person to reproduce my results under his control. It is obvious that the main reason ...
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Should I describe failed iterations in methodology?

I'm currently writing my Master's thesis in machine learning. My understanding of academic papers are that you describe what you did in methodology section and what the outcome was in the results ...
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Should I send email expressing my gratitude to professors who provided me with letters of recommendation?

I have asked for LORs from two professors that I haven't cooperated in the past and they were happy to provide them. Now, I've been admitted in the MSc program I was interested in. Should I write an ...
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Reputation of Masters thesis supervisor

I have two options for my masters thesis (theoretical physics), Professors A and B. A is senior and globally renowned. B is very junior but appears to be making a strong impact in the field. When ...
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Is a graduate pathway program likely to help for admission to a masters in another field? Is it better than MOOCs or an internship for this purpose?

I am a 4th year Electronics engineering student studying in India. I applied to Master's of Science in computer science programs (I wish to change fields) offered by 11 universities in the US, but my ...
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How do I decide whether I should do a Master Degree or not? [closed]

I am a computer science undergrad, graduating in a month's time, with a high-paying job in hand. However, I know that I want to learn and implement new things, explore more domains. I have done ...
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Post-Bologna process, is my sociology degree an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree?

I obtained my Sociology degree after 5 years (stipulated) university studies in Spain (Licenciatura) in 2004. Now with Bologna, sociology is only a four-year graduate program. I am not sure whether ...
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How Computer Engineering related to “major field”, “specialized interest” and “kind of program”?

I'm in the process of filling the Fulbright program's application for visiting graduate students. The program gives merit-based grants for international educational exchange, in this case - grant to ...