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

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Purdue University Masters in Mechanical Engineering: Thesis or non-Thesis? [on hold]

I have been admitted to Purdue University in the MSME- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. I do not intend to pursue a Phd, and I want to enter the industry after my MS. Keeping this in mind, ...
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I have got admitted into masters program in Artificial Intelligence at University of Amsterdam and need advice [on hold]

As I said above,I have gotten the admit but am not sure whether to pursue it or not.Hence I would like someone to shed some light regarding the same. I am an International Student. My Goal is ...
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How do I decide whether I should do a Master Degree or not? [on hold]

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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Is Sociology a Degree or Graduate? Would you say this is a Bachelor of Arts?

I obtained my Sociology degree after 5 years (stipulated) university studies in Spain (Licenciatura) in 2004. Now with Bolonia, Sociology is only a 4 years Graduate study. I am not sure whether to ...
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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 ...
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Parents attending thesis defense?

My wife is defending her thesis soon, and in her department, defenses are open to the public. I will be there along with several of her friends/colleagues. Her mom also wants to come to the defense. ...
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Interview for masters program including 2 minute scientific presentation

Yesterday I received an email that I have to give a 2 minute scientific presentation as part of an interview for a masters program on this coming monday. Now I am really struggling whether I have to ...
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Why doesn't a master's thesis get read by a PhD admissions committee?

I have heard from three professors internally at my school that my master's thesis will likely not be looked at by Phd admissions committees - these professors are frequently on the admissions ...
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Can I attend a PhD program with the intent to transfer my PhD credits to an MS and after 2 years, apply to a better university for a PhD?

I have been admitted to a PhD program at a US university in the department of physics. The department ranking is 100 (according to the US News ranking). In the PhD program, most of the students in ...
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Will a masters degree from Japan be seen as less valuable?

I'm a canadian engineering undergraduate student in the field of robotics and I'm considering doing a masters degree in Japan when I finish my bachelors. I've talked about this with my internship ...
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Methodology for estimating costs of a master’s program before seeking official approval for the program

Do you happen to know any methodology for estimating the cost of a master’s program at university level before proposing and asking for approval of that program and cost by the state or the university ...
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Is it okay to ask for a letter of recommendation more than a year before applying to a master's program?

Not too complicated of a situation -- I'm graduating with my bachelor's degree (Mathematics) in a couple weeks, but to support my wife, I'm going to get a job for a while before looking at attending a ...
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Is working for 3 years in a relevant field a good step for an MS thesis and later a Ph.D.? [closed]

As of now I have very little experience (No papers or internships, just knowledge from books, internet, and my final year project) in my field of interest (Computer Architecture). I received an admit ...
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Math: Perception of only or mostly doing research in Master's for Ph.D. admission folks

Background: I'll be starting a 1.5 - 2 year master's program in mathematics this coming Fall in the US. Because of my non-degree graduate courses relevant to the program and my research interest, I ...
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How to strengthen application when applying for graduate admissions in a different field of study [duplicate]

Suppose I have completed a bachelor's degree in a field X, and I wish to pursue graduate studies in a field Y. I have not taken any formal courses in Y during my bachelor's studies. How do I prepare ...
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Writing a Master's thesis for 2 years … is that appropriate?

I am currently three months into writing a Master's thesis for a Master's degree in Mathematics, and the school I am currently attending is a California state university. I was asking my thesis ...
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Can master's thesis be simply a description of an original algorithm? [closed]

I'm in a situation where I've probably bitten off more than I can chew. I decided to do my master's thesis on an original (as in, invented by me) machine learning algorithm, which I believe (and my ...
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What is better, “self study” or a “research internship”

I am a 4th year student in an bachelors in Electronics Engineering program in a university in India. I am plan to pursue a career as a researcher in Machine Learning and computer vision, and hence I ...
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Options with a Diploma in Theoretical Physics (A failed MSc)

To put this bluntly a number of our class are facing a real prospect of failing their finals myself included. By fail I mean not obtain MSc. and instead obtain a Diploma. What are our options if we ...
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Internship offers [closed]

I'm in a dilemma between 2 internship offers and would like to get some professional opinions here. I'm an environmental engineering master's student (in US) and I have been professionally doing ...
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Is it okay for professors to completely copy another professors' notes, assignments, and exam questions word for word from another university? [duplicate]

I have a professor who used the same lecture notes, same assignments, and same exam questions word for word from from another professor at a different university (who posts his notes, assignments, and ...
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How likely is it for master students in Sweden to proceed to PhD programs?

I am considering taking a master's program in Infection Biology in Sweden with the thought of proceeding to a PhD program related to the field. Will it be difficult or what is the likelihood that ...
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What to write about in a master thesis that's mostly software applying common knowledge?

I have got a topic for a thesis that I'm interested in. It's not a very difficult task and is well covered by the basic theory in the field. I'm not doing anything new and I'm not supposed to either. ...
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How common is it to work extra with one's professor after getting an M.S?

I'm in a situation where I am continuing to work on some of my M.S. research work, after I have already filed and will receive my M.S. It is fine with me, and I think it's good because there were ...
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Do I have to do a Masters and a PhD thesis?

I am currently perusing my masters degree in engineering, and would like to continue that with a PhD, and it was my understanding that I needed a thesis for my masters in order to get into the PhD ...
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How do I pay for classes as a non-degree student?

I've already earned my degree (B.S. in Neuroscience, Psychology and Music), but need to take some pre-requisite classes before applying to a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program. These ...
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Am I less likely to get into a masters in finance or economics with a bachelors in business administration than I would with a bachelors in finance?

I had always thought I have going for a bachelors in finance, but it turns out I am getting a bachelors in business administration with concentrations in finance & applied analytics. I plan on ...
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What should do when you don't have your masters anymore and you can't apply for PhD? [closed]

I have been a Masters student in a German university. I had 4 semesters and as a rule in my last semester, I went to an other city to do my masters thesis. When I was doing my thesis, after 3 months I ...
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Transfer of credit (masters) in Germany?

Is it possible to transfer credit (masters) in Germany? I have completed half of my credits in a German university. Now I want to transfer to other university. Is it possible?
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Masters in US or (Masters + MPhil) in UK

I am an engineering student studying in India, and I will complete my Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering in June. I am looking forward to pursue a career as a researcher in Machine Learning, Signal ...
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is it ok to write about your poor economic condition in SOP

I want to pursue my masters in USA. I have completed my bachelors in Electrical Engineering from one of the top colleges in India and have about 4 years of experience in software development. I will ...
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Can a MS thesis advisor require a conference publication as a thesis acceptance requirement?

Is it allowable and reasonable for an MS thesis advisor to require part of the thesis to be adapted for a conference paper submission (not an accepted publication) in order to accept the thesis? I ...
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Dropping a course as a master's student

I am planning to drop a course in my master's program as it has been really difficult for me to score well in it while looking for internships this semester. If I don't drop it I will end up with a C ...
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What does Graduate school mean: Master, PhD, or both?

In the US one seldom reads about Master and much more about Graduate schools. I have the feeling that Graduate school can also mean doing a doctorate/pursuing a PhD degree; thus I am confused with the ...
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Admitted to a masters in Cambridge - no scholarship!

I was admitted to the MPhil masters program in "Advanced Computer Science" at Cambridge, UK, but unfortunately I wasn't offered a scholarship. I browsed the internet a bit, but as I'm not from England ...
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Graduate application: Institutions that I have attended

I am applying for a Master's degree program, and in the application I'm asked to list the institutions that I have attended and to attach the transcript for each. I have attended school A for a ...
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How would top masters programs in the US look at an Indian applicant with low CGPA but good research experience, publications and projects?

Indian undergrad curriculum is quite inflexible and somewhat outdated. Though most smart and passionate students often perform well in academics, there are many examples where Indian students perform ...
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What will help a master student more a Research or One extra subject?

Obviously a master student with some beneficial research efforts instead of an extra subject will boost up his/her confidence in future, but students sometimes want to do masters with extra subject ...
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Leave out degree on academic CV?

Say I have done a BA, two MA's, and then a PhD (which, technically, includes another MA). Could I then just not mention one of my MA's on my CV or on my profile on the faculty website? Will I have to ...
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Second master's degree in another field without bachelors

Question: Can I study master's degree in another field (or adjacent field) if I have a master's degree already without a bachelor degree? Explanation: At the moment I am studying master's degree in ...
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Could a second masters hurt my PhD application because expectations will be higher?

I would like to do a second masters, because I would like to change focus to a certain subfield within my field (not changing fields) and have the best shot of getting into my favourite program. I ...
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Sending my research proposal for a professor or offering to work on their project?

I am trying to contact with professors to showing them a research proposal that I want to work on for master degree. Some people advice me to not do this, because professors get fund for their ideas ...
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Is it reasonable to start a PhD during the Master's dissertation semester?

I would like to start my doctorate in the same university during the last semester of my Master's. Do you think it is wise to do this? Think that I will have to start writing my Master's ...
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How to turn down a MSc supervisor after we had already agreed to work together?

I applied to a university in Canada for a MSc. As part of their requirements, I needed to have a supervisor in order to be granted admission to the program. So I did contact a supervisor and he took ...
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How good is phrase in letter of recommendation describing my smart but unorthodox solutions?

I have a LOR from my previous employer and I want to use it for the MSc application I'm preparing. However, there is a certain sentence in this LOR that even though I understand its meaning (based on ...
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Publishing open-source code similar to unfinished master's work

My electrical engineering master's program was a disaster. My advisor gave me three different projects: The first one was interesting, challenging, and solvable, but initial peer review of the paper ...
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Computer Science MS vs PHD [closed]

I'm about to graduate with a BS in computer science, my question relates to even higher education. I generally found most of the topics (Aside from the post calc 2 math) pretty easy and am graduating ...
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Prerequisites for Master's Degree in Pure Mathematics (and eventually PhD)

This will be my first post on the Academia SE so apologies if there are some conventions I break! I am an undergraduate student of mathematics at a university in the UK whose emphasis lies a lot more ...
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masters in Human computer interaction [closed]

I completed my undergrad in 2010 in computer science and since then have been working as a software developer putting my hands into developing webservices, classic web apps with good looking front ...
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A career path for synthetic biology

I am thinking about a career in synthetic biology, but I am not sure what route should/needs to be taken. I don't want to do technician work--I want to be involved in the planning. Y'know, the ...