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

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Can you cite other master's theses when writing your own?

I am completing a master's by research (in Humanities), and thus shall be writing a thesis with no class work. I am using both a mixture of primary and secondary source but one item that has me a bit ...
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Is it possible to use one thesis for two degrees?

I am currently a masters physics student and doing my master thesis abroad during an exchange. At the moment my master thesis will be graded by my home university, but I have the option to enroll on ...
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Should I tell my advisor I'm disappointed that he criticized my work for the first time at the defense?

I had two advisors for my master thesis. One, as my first advisor would take the theoretical part to guide me. I have been meeting with my first advisor once every two week and he has been examining ...
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I want to study computational linguistics and NLP; which program to enter? [on hold]

I'm currently applying to graduate schools. I want to end up doing research in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Since my GPA and undergraduate record are pretty mediocre, I'm ...
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Implementation and Challenges in 4G in tier 1 cities India [on hold]

I am a PGDM final year student. I am writing a research paper on 4G in India. The title of the topic is Implementation , Challenges and Recommendations of 4G in Tier I cities. The paper is an ...
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Does an MBA or master in technology include a greater chance of becoming CIO? [on hold]

What evidence is there at either an MBA or a master in MIS/technology would lead to the greatest likelihood of eventually getting a job as a CIO in a US Fortune 1,000 company?
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Can Design & Implementation sections be combined in a project report?

I'm writing a postrgraduate project report on a system I've built. It is not designed with the user in mind, it is a backend system to a simple web application. I'm struggling to separate the Design ...
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PhD and poor academic record [duplicate]

Are students with poor academic results eligible to apply for a PhD or Masters program in the graduate school? My academic result is not so good as I was working full-time and studying at the same ...
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Masters funded opportunities for British Citizen living abroad?

Since I have been living in Pakistan for the past 6 years (completed my Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from here), I find myself not eligible for most academic scholarships in the UK. 1) For ...
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How would a collective recommendation letter from co-workers be perceived for admissions to MFA requiring work experience?

I am planning to apply to an MFA program in product design, and one of the admissions requirements is having at least 1 year of work experience. My office is structured pretty horizontally (so, ...
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Is the knowledge gained from a masters conversion course suitable for pursuing a PhD?

I am looking for advice on applying for a Phd in Software Engineering/ Human-Computer Interaction. I am currently working as a software developer and interested in pursuing an academic career in ...
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Found an error in a paper I presented at a student engineering conference. Should/can I talk about it in my MS applications?

Some background information: Found an error in a paper that I already presented at a student engineering conference; what should I do now? I am inclined to talk about the paper because I was awarded ...
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Masters In Applied Physics

I'm currently a junior majoring in physics at a non American university. Is it possible to get a master's(from a US college) in applied physics and work in the industry with a well paying job? Or ...
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Too old for school? [duplicate]

I am almost 30 years old. I got my bachelor's many years ago, and I've been enjoying myself while in the industry. I am a practical person. However, for some reasons, I felt my technical skills were ...
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Is someone with a masters in CS eligible to apply to a CS masters program in another country?

I've completed my Masters in Computer Science in India. Here we've had no specialization as such and the subjects assigned have been as per University rules. Now I feel the need to specialize in my ...
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Is it possible to get admission to masters for theoretical physics with a bachelors in electronics engineering? [duplicate]

Can I get into masters for theoretical physics without having a bachelors in physics or maths? I have a bachelors in electronics engineering, and I can get a recommendation from the physics department ...
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Ask the author of paper about an idea

I am doing my MS thesis on wireless networking, I give the codes from the author of the paper, for some month, after reading his paper and also working on the some aspects of his codes (the ...
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Second masters degree or PhD? [duplicate]

So this year I'm finishing my masters degree in Security of Information Systems, in a third world country University (best in my country but still) , and I might have a chance at a fully funded ...
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how do I get in to political science Masters/Phd in a decent university with bad grades but good work experience? [duplicate]

I am from India. I have MBA degree with 2.5 GPA and my high school and college grades also not good either. This is largely because of my disinterest in the subjects I studied rather than pursuing my ...
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What to do if I cannot complete my Masters dissertation tasks?

I am doing my masters in the UK and at final stage of my dissertation. First I will have to confess that I regret that I selected this dissertation as it is something which I failed to get a clear ...
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What makes a standout profile for applying to a top-ten ranked CS masters in the US?

I'm currently an undergrad student, will complete it next 3 months, I was thinking that, what makes an undergrad profile different and stand out of crowd? To be more specific: what does it take for ...
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verbal agreement to convert masters to PhD but reconsidering

I am currently doing a Masters of Philosophy, with my key interests being ecology and evolution. When I enrolled earlier this year, I had an agreement with my professor that I would continue to a ...
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Is undergraduate low quality research paper publication considered of any significance during masters admissions? [duplicate]

I'm currently an undergrad student, I've published a paper in International journal which I came to know later that my paper is empirical based on my observation and is of low quality. Edit: I've ...
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Is it advisable (or even possible) to get a second masters in a similar field from a higher-ranked instution?

In May, I will graduate with a Master's Degree in Mathematics from a school ranked #201 in the U.S (for undergraduate education). It is unranked in graduate school rankings (for my program). I am ...
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Possibility of doing PhD in astronomy with only masters in CS

I have a masters degree in Computer Science & Engineering (and currently employed in s/w industry in India), but have no degree in physics. For long, I've been interested in doing research in ...
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Statistics Master's Degree VS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Statistics

I recently graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from my University. I really like studying Statistics and during my final year in my undergraduate program I was thinking of ...
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How to report on a badly supervised internship [closed]

A few days remain before I present my internship report to get a master's degree. I have a few questions: My field advisor insulted me several times during my internship period. (He is mean, he gets ...
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Are two undergraduate degrees better than one master degree?

I have finish my BSc in physics. I want to work in a interdiscipline like biophysics or econophysics. Because these are mainly physics, one can study higher with spending little effort to understand ...
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What makes a MSc in Computer Science difficult for someone who has no specific background but 10 years of experience as a programmer?

I enrolled at my current MSc in computer science program last year having never completed a single computer science course in college. I decided to apply because 10 years after college I had a fairly ...
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Low ranking university with fund VS Unsure opportunity at a higher ranking one

Two years ago, I completed my bachelor degree with highest honor ranking 1st of my class in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in my university in Egypt. Since then I have been working ...
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Is the minimum GPA required for Graduate school a cut-off criteria or a general guideline?

I am a senior year undergrad student from a prestigious institute in India. I intend to pursue a PhD after graduating. While researching universities, I stumbled upon the fact that many of the top ...
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Should I do a thesis, no thesis, or a capstone project in a master's in statistics?

I intend to work in industry after finishing my Masters in Statistics and am considering some universities in the United States. How will a Masters in Statistics with thesis, no thesis or with ...
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Is it possible to obtain a Master's degree without Bachelor's degree?

I have worked as translator for more than 7 years. I have a background in cuisine for more than 10 years. Now i would like to add academic degrees of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management to my ...
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1 year of job experiance is enough for taking advantage in MBA placement [duplicate]

i am currently working in IT company as a Software Engineer. It's been a 4+ months working there. But i am not satisfied with currently due to some reasons. I wanted to leave after 1 year. I want to ...
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How to tell my MS advisor I've changed my mind about doing a PhD with him?

I did pretty much all my important bachelor and master courses within one working group, which maybe was not that efficient, but it offers a very nice and comfortable environment and colleagues. ...
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What is the standard way to include introduction and references parts to a masters thesis?

I have seen that students have two ways to write their thesis, They have a separate chapter to write an introduction to their thesis. This chapter usually consists of a literature review of their ...
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Thinking about switching to a Masters from a PhD, advisor wants a decision now

Main Question: Three semesters into a PhD program, I am still unhappy with my project. I am currently in a summer internship where I was offered a job, and as I have enjoyed it so far and they pay ...
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Is it possible to do a Masters dissertation at a different university?

I am currently doing an MSc and am struggling to do my dissertation as i have no real interest in what i am doing and feel very low. I have completed all my coursework to allow me to gain a PGDip and ...
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Is it possible to do a Master's in Mathematics after a Bachelor's in Economics?

I'm currently an Economics student in my second year (only just begun).I've come to realise that I'd like to study mathematics further (pure or applied) since I'm missing the subject ever since school ...
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Quitting PhD upon advisor's suggestion

I am a 2nd-year (starting 3rd year) international PhD student at a top-10 electrical engineering program in the US. I've started this program right after BS without giving it much thought because I ...
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Can I enroll in just the second year of a master's degree program in Germany?

In the french academic system, master's programs last for 2 years and one can start from the second year (if he/she fulfills the academic requirements, such as having already studied the first year or ...
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Is it acceptable to ask a professor who is not your supervisor to provide comments on your thesis draft?

I want my thesis to be the best it possibly can be. My supervisor is away for one month right before my thesis submission. Is it inappropriate or poor etiquette to ask another professor in the field ...
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Are there online resources for finding information on M.S. programs that fit my criteria, without having to go through every school's website?

I'm looking for an M.S. in Computer Science and I found it difficult to properly navigate all the available degrees. I'm interested in a particular focus (computer graphics, not modelling and that ...
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To choose which Masters program to attend, should I favor institution or specialization?

I am an Electronics & Communication Engineer and I want to pursue a masters degree. After completing the degree, I would like to work in industry with zero inclination towards a PhD. I am ...
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Applying for masters again, will the application be evaluated on the basis of undergraduate/Bachelors or the most recent postgraduate grades [duplicate]

Applying for masters but have a previous uncompleted masters on my profile. Will that grades from that masters be factored in when the admission committee evaluates my application. What if i have very ...
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Will an incomplete masters hurt my chances of admission in new graduate school.? [duplicate]

I took admission in part time masters after I graduated while also doing a full time job. But I soon found it very difficult to manage full time job with my studies. The reason was that the the ...
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Is it possible to pursue PhD in different area than master's thesis

I am doing masters in physics. I recently did internship in high energy physics for 2 months. But my institute allows me to do 6 months project only in condensed matter physics. I want to pursue PhD ...
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Scholarships for master degree in pure mathematics

I have been searching for universities to study a master degree in pure mathematics in Europe or USA but I am a little concerned about the fees and the cost because I cannot afford that amount of ...
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What does it mean by “Follow-up Masters”?

I see various universities in Czech Republic and Netherlands offer a type of Masters degree called "Follow-up Masters". What does "Follow-up Masters" actually mean?
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In what countries is it possible to enter a life science PhD program directly after a Bachelor's? [closed]

I would like to know which countries allow admission to a PhD program directly after finishing a Bachelor's (Life Science), without requiring an intervening Master's degree? And if you go directly ...