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

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Having children while at graduate school

I am finishing my first year of Masters and have always thought of going for a PhD in North America. I and my girlfriend are going to have a baby which is totally unexpected. The due day will be ...
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Beginning Masters program before finishing Bachelors? [on hold]

I'm meant to be completing my Bachelors in a week and will be one module short of completing my credits. I've got all A's and B's and due to a silly error on my part I didn't register for enough ...
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Is referencing another PhD dissertation or Master's thesis a reasonable practice in a Master's thesis?

Not much literature can be found on what I'm working on and it's all by the people I work with. Am I able to reference their work/text in my thesis or I should just stick to referencing material ...
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Publish my MSc Thesis and Paper [on hold]

I have recently completed my MSc in International Business and also written a paper. I would like to publish both. Can you please assist me in this regard. My contact detail is ...
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What is the difference between research and a thesis at the B.S./M.S. level?

I will be a freshman majoring in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next fall, and I'm interested in their B.S.-M.S. 5-year program. I ultimately want to get a Ph.D. in ...
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Use of external collaboration in masters

I have recently finished a 4yr Bachelor in Physics and have been looking for a masters thesis(the masters program at my university is rather dumb - you just do research and the thesis). A recently ...
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Can a graduate from university of applied science In Finland study higher degrees (Masters and PhD ) outside Finland?

Can a graduate from university of applied science in Finland study higher degrees (Masters and PhD) outside Finland? I know you that can do a Masters inside Finland in any university of applied ...
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Referencing Android Documentation

I would like to reference some material from Android documentation (such as Sensor Events and Sensors Overview) into my M.Sc thesis, talking about the details of sensor services in Android. What is ...
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Second Masters in US University [on hold]

I am writing this in regard to f1 visa interview. I have applied for student visa and got rejected. The thing is I have completed Masters in Information Technology in 2014 may. Now I have applied for ...
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Prospects after studying MS in Comp Sc from KTH? [on hold]

I am B.Tech in Comp Sc. from India. Experience 7.5 yrs in IBM Software Labs, CSC Sweden, Bwin for hardcore Agile Product Game Development in JAVA/JEE + IBM MDM as Technical Lead. Currently got Offer ...
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Confused between applying immediately to graduate school and taking a break for research experience

I am a junior undergraduate student (will be starting senior year in July) pursuing electronics and communications engineering. However, my interest and most of the work done till now in college is in ...
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Research statement for professional versus research master's programs

Are research statements evaluated differently for professional and research master's programs? If so, how do they differ? Further, I have read that admissions to research programs are more ...
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Professor wants my “non-funded” master's data

I have recently abandoned my master's program. Long story short, she was a very strict director who always put me down. I didn't get along with her, and she never gave me any emotional or financial ...
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What do I need to do to get a master's degree in neuroscience?

I am an international student in the U.S who recently got a B.A in architecture. I am currently looking for a full-time job in architecture to support myself. But my future plan is to study ...
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Would an online masters degree help me to become a professor?

This question seems to indicate the answer is no but I don't know enough to see whether being accepted into a PhD program equals getting a teaching job. I attended a private four-year school at which ...
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how to address the transition from Humanities to Commerce Sector [closed]

I have done B.A & M.A. History and changed my line thereafter due to the limited scope. Currently I possess 2.5 years of work experience in Marketing and Operations with a Start-Up organisation. ...
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Guidance for MS in Germany [closed]

My friend have 5.5 in IELTS. But he have a very good profile with 2 plus years of industrial experience, 72% aggregate in B-Tech.77% in senior high and 88% in Junior high school. He is now looking ...
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Will a low GPA in my current master affect application for second masters degree? [closed]

I'm currently doing my M.Tech in India. A course I chose hastily and have little passion for. Consequently a low GPA. My Bachelor CGPA is 7.3. I have a GRE score of 300 and TOEFL 104. I need a change ...
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Changing majors for masters degree specifically in Europe

I have done my bachelors in Electronics & Communications Engineering from India and I am currently working as a software developer with 1.5 years of experience. I would like to do my masters from ...
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GPA Requirements for Masters [duplicate]

I have two undergrad degrees with below average CGPA in both the degrees. But I have publications and work experience to mitigate that Provided that i have a good GRE score, is my below average gpa ...
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Difference between UK honors and pass degree from Indian degrees

I am from India and we have two different degrees. One would be honors and other would be pass. I graduated with a Bsc(pass) degree. Now this degree included studying Physics, Mathematics and Computer ...
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How to frame early university troubles related to mental illness when applying for masters program after more recent successes at university?

Years ago I had a really rough few years of college, inability to focus, tons of stress, manic episodes etc. Instead of going into the drama of it all, the bottom line here is that during those years ...
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Should a bachelor’s or master’s thesis include acknowledgements?

For Ph.D. theses, I think nobody would disagree with adding acknowledgements. But what is the stance in different places for a bachelor’s and/or master’s thesis? When I was doing both, I strictly ...
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Should I choose a research field entirely based on interest?

I'm a first year masters student. Currently I'm doing coursework but I'll have research in second year. I find all subjects interesting. I feel better when I'm doing subjects including a bit of ...
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What to do when completing a full-time masters by research, and a part-time job interferes with grades and progress?

I'm currently in first year of MS by Research in computer science. The first year includes coursework and second year is research thesis. I've been working part time 20 hours a week in a software ...
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Taking a break between master’s and PhD in Physics

To any PhD holders or candidates out there, how common is it to take a break after your master’s before applying for a PhD course? I currently have my master’s and due to bond fulfillment have a ...
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I want to apply for a Masters degree but have a low average, what can I do? [duplicate]

I´m a recently graduated mechanical engineer, I want to apply for a Masters degree but my average is quite low for a lot of universities requirements, what can I do in order to be more eligible?
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Several questions about getting a master degree in mathematics in US

Currently I am a junior at UCLA. I have taken some math classes and they seem really interesting. However, I am not sure whether I should pursue a PhD in mathematics. So instead I'm thinking about ...
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Could getting an MS in CS be bad for my career?

I'm in the following situation. My first 7 months out of college, I worked software job I really didn't like, and then I hopped on to another job I like. I've been in that second job for about a year ...
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Applying for second masters/Which GPA matters most?

I have an MA in Education and I've been teaching for 9 years at a community college. I decided to continue teaching but obtain graduate credits in another discipline. I have wanted to change from ...
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Should my bachelor's degree match the graduate program that I am trying to get into?

I am an Italian undergraduate student of natural sciences, I would like to pursue a graduate program in the USA like a PhD or a MSc. Should I change my major in order to match the graduate program I ...
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Publishing with a master's degree and no academic affiliation? [duplicate]

Currently I am finishing a master's degree in linguistics. I was accepted for a Ph.D at my university, but I decided not to do it in the end. I love my research and my field, but I don't see myself as ...
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How can I switch from an MBA to a Masters program in a different subject?

I am an international student currently enrolled in a MBA program. This is my first semester here and I want to transfer to a different program in a different college. I have a 3-year BSC (Honors) in ...
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How would I go about doing a PhD after an M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering?

I have been accepted into Cornell for M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering. I had originally applied for an MS but since they've stopped enrolling students for MS I got into M.Eng which is an industry ...
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What happens when you terminate a UK Ph.D. in the second year?

I've read that after you "pass" the first year of your Ph.D.program you can either continue normally or stop and get a masters degree. What procedure should one follow in the latter case? Do you get ...
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During the defense, how to prove the method I used in my master thesis is correct?

I will have my master thesis defense in one week and today my advisor wrote me he is not sure about a method I used to obtain a result (this will not ruin the entire work, but still will make some ...
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What is equivalent degree of Masters by research degree in usa?

There is a degree called “Masters by research” in Australia, in which a researcher basically researches for two years(full time) on the topic or research problem(differs from Phd on many aspects ...
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Can I change my field for Masters?

I just got done with my bachelors in Computer Science. After four years of CS, I realized I don't really like programming or anything to do with computers. I'd rather work for organisations which ...
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How can I best determine if a masters program is of high quality?

I'm about to start my master in mathematics next year. I'm having a lot of trouble determining how some of the options available to me compare. They are all not very wel known programs, and I don't ...
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Language requirements for postgraduate studies in UK and Canada?

Universities are autonomous institutions with independent requirements and decision making procedures, on the other hand there must be some widely recognized standards. What is the most recognized ...
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How to prepare and succeed in graduate school (nutritional sciences)?

I just got accepted into a combined MS in nutritional sciences/dietetic internship program and started to think about how I can prepare myself before actually starting the program. This is actually a ...
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Do I stand a chance in US universities? How can I ask for so many recommendation letters? [closed]

I'm a fresh graduate with a bachelor degree in electrical and electronic engineering, currently aiming to study in the US for my masters degree. I am an international graduate from an accredited ...
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What do I need to do as a potential mature student in the UK?

Please bear with me in this question despite its length. I'm only putting so much detail in it because I want to be thorough, as this is an important subject to me. I'll explain my situation first ...
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Lost my passion and interest in what I used to love [closed]

Story: Great MSc Computer Science student lost interest in what he used to love ------ PAST ------ Since I was a kid, I was really passionate about the things I love. I was always ahead of my ...
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Difference between paper and master thesis presentation

I am facing my Master thesis presentation (in Europe), and have read the excellent article by Matt Might on technical presentations. Most of his points seem very logical to me (avoid too much ...
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Is it ethical to accept masters admission from two different countries?

I have obtained admission from a well reputed university X from lets say Country A, and I also accepted their offer. Now I have also applied to another university Y, from country B, but which still ...
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What should I focus on before starting a research internship?

I am a MS student. Recently I changed my topic and started working in quantum computation. I am working on consequences of closed timelike curves. I was given a problem by my guide on the same topic. ...
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Dropping a Masters program right before practicum to enter another Master program. Possible? Frowned upon?

When I finished my undergrad, I decided to go into teaching, and I always figured that my preference was secondary school. A huge part of the reason for not wanting to teach elementary was that I ...
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is a 6 years Biology Degree comparable to a Master's Degree?

I live in Argentina and we don't have the Bachelor/Master's division. I've studied 6 years of a Biology Degree. Most of my subjects had Lab practices besides the theory/calculus part so my total ...
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How long do I study on my own before applying to math grad school?

I'm one of those who realized near the end of their Bachelor's in Business Mgmt that they really really love math. I'm interested in research in pure, theoretical math. I am confident in my ability to ...