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

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When to give up on a master thesis proposal? [on hold]

My master thesis proposal has been assigned to two reviewers. one of them did reject my proposal(after a second round of reviewing). I still have a last chance to reply to him. However I was wondering ...
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How should I ask for a modification in the admision procedure of a Master programme?

I am a Spanish student and I'm planning to do a Master abroad next year, concretely in France. I met all the requirements to get admitted into the Master but the procedure includes a final interview ...
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Several questions about Master Applications

I'm a last year student of Mathematics (and Physics) in Spain and I'm going to apply to some masters degree programmes in pure math in Europe this month and I have a couple of questions: In one of ...
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Is it appropriate to buy a “thank you” gift for a MSc supervisor? [duplicate]

I'm about to finish my Master of Science and I was just wondering around this forum and the question "Is it appropriate to buy a “thank you” gift for a PhD supervisor?" inspired me for this question. ...
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Admssion into masters degree without partial or full transcript

I'm in a last year of my bachelor degree of science in wildlife management that will be completed in July this year, 2016 at Sokoine university of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania. I would like to ...
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Masters Thesis: Self-containment

So I am currently writing my thesis in nanophysics (in particular, applications of nanomagnetism). My adviser and I had a few discussions about the inclusiveness (i.e., self-containment) of the ...
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GPA required to study in Germany and does the language matter [on hold]

I graduated with a bachelor degree in IT and I want to apply for any information technology university in Germany. Would anyone know what is the minimal GPA for applying? Also, I know that it's free ...
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Determining the appropriate research design

I am currently working on my master's thesis. My primary task is to perform qualitative research on the development of a purpose-built software application. I realise that I am now doing things in a ...
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To publish or not to publish [duplicate]

There are two parts to this question. As a student interested in pursuing a doctoral degree; how important is it to publish an article or "something" before one applies? Will it help your chances? I ...
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How to approach getting my masters and PhD? [on hold]

I am a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati in the computer science department. I have a real passion for computer science work and wish to someday ascertain my PhD. My school offers has a ...
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What should be the contents of the “describe your undergraduate program” while applying for grad schools?

I've come across a university where I'm required to give details about my undergraduate program (including course transcripts). Nothing else has been mentioned about this submission. What should I ...
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Can I get into reputed US universities for a masters or Ph.D program in Computer Science wıth low undergrad GPA? [duplicate]

I'm a computer science undergraduate student. I have completed my bachelor's degree. And I'm looking forward to do master's in computer science and then Ph.D in the same field. How should I go ...
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GitLab Project or Group for version control of 2 subprojects in my thesis, which consists of code and the latex report?

If I need to version control my thesis, which contains my latex report and code, should I create a Group with two separate projects (code and latex) or should I create one repository called thesis ...
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What questions to expect from Skype chat with potential supervisor for a Masters in Neuroscience?

I am applying to a Canadian University for a Master in Neuroscience. I have contacted a professor and asked for a place at his laboratory even though he only accepts PhD and post-doctorate students. ...
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Master Thesis Topic: TSP vs Neural Network [closed]

I am currently struggling to decide which topic to choose for my master thesis. The two options I have are: A. Tackle the TSP (Travelling Salesman Problem) with a own inspired algorithm and explore ...
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Master in business administration [closed]

What will be my conversion of credits into ects? I have completed mba finance with 90 credits hours(3 years) from pakistan.
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Is alumni success a valid parameter for selecting a group?

I will be starting my Masters degree and intend to be fully committed to working on interesting problems with a lot of impact. I have a few groups in sight which seemingly work on very important ...
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Dismissed from graduate program without cause [closed]

I was dismissed from Masters in Healthcare Administration program AFTER completing all coursework and maintaining a 3.6 gpa. The piece I was UNABLE to complete was a research paper and / or ...
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I'm unhappy with my Master's. Should I drop out? [closed]

I know there are lots of other similar "Should I drop out?" threads, but I think my case is a bit different from what I've seen. I'm currently a Master's degree student in Computer Science, about to ...
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How can I show the admission board that I'm better than my academic record says

I'm a last year student of a degree in mathematics ( and another in physics) in Spain. I'm starting graduate education next year and I need some advices on how to improve my chances to get into ...
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Should I include PhD experience in MSc application?

I have a BSc in computer science and now I'm applying to a Masters program in Human Computer Interaction. A year or so ago I left an unrelated PhD program because I didn't think it would be beneficial ...
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Is using a different methodology enough for a master thesis?

I am preparing my master thesis. After finishing the literature review I found that all the existing literature always uses one method, which is choice modelling. My thesis is about how to analyze the ...
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Cheated in Undergrad setting

While in undergrad in my final semester, I cheated on an exam and got caught. The teacher gave me a zero on the exam, I got a C- in the class, and I got a warning from the Dean's Office, which is on ...
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Out of a long list of suggested master thesis topic, how to decide which one to choose?

I'm currently doing a master in mathematics, and will start my master thesis in a couple of month. My university provides a list of (suggested) topics. I'm finding it difficult to choose though, since ...
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Chances of admission with a low GPA (details in the post) [duplicate]

I have been reading a lot of threads about the sub 3.0 GPA issue and I am worried about it, too. So here is a brief summary of my situation. I am Emre from Turkey, a senior studying Chemistry and ...
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Is it possible to study an MBA as a Bachelor in Computer Science?

I am finishing my degree this year and I am interested in an MBA. However I have some questions. First: Will I need to retake courses in order to be able to study an MBA as a Computer Scientist? ...
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Accused of cheating on masters final; afraid that appeal will bring retaliation (ruining PhD applications)

A friend of mine is finishing up a masters program and has applied to PhD programs around the nation last fall, as well as within the existing college. She had received several glowing letters of ...
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I am a lecturer at university and I have a Master's degree, what is the appropriate abbreviated title to precede my name e.g. PhD. or Dr [duplicate]

I am a lecturer at university and I have a master's degree. What should I be called by my students, as I am not a Dr.? What is the abbreviated title that is appropriate to precede my name, e.g. PhD. ...
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Comparing Computer Science masters

I am currently planning to finish my bachelor degree in CS soon (In the Netherlands, if it matters). Unfortunately for the last few years I have had the feeling that my current university is lacking ...
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Am I eligible to do a MSc (CS) in the USA after a PGDCA from India (2 years education gap)? [duplicate]

I have completed a BSc in IT, and currently I am doing a PGDCA. After completing the PGDCA my total education will be as follows (all done in India): Note : I have 2 years of Education Gap between ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor about continuing my degree? [closed]

I'm in a very unfortunate situation. I have B.S. from Computer Science and I change my field to Applied Mathematics for M.S. (because of recommendations of my colleagues from research). In CS I was ...
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Is it correct to submit a manuscript as a writing sample for graduate admission?

I am applying to a master program in cognitive sciences and they ask for two writing samples. I have read that published articles and even manuscripts can be good writing samples, however I have the ...
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In Canada, Is it more likely for faculty members to allocate funds for a PhD applicant than a master's applicant?

I am currently applying to a Masters degree in neuroscience (McGill, in Canada). In order to get in, I have to contact an advisor that is willing to fund my studies. If I fail to do so, I cannot enter ...
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Any way around letters of recommendation requirement?

I'd like to apply for an MBA (sick of working in IT and want to change) but seemingly every university I look at requires multiple letters of reference, one of which from a current supervisor. Is ...
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US Master Admissions, LoR: Academic vs. Employer

As a matter of recommendation letters, how do US admissions to MS programs generally look at LoRs from employers as opposed to those from academics? And how are recommendation letters generally ...
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Is it practical to pursue AERO-MS in Europe?

I have an affinity for Germany, and I've heard a lot about the growing value of international experience, so I'm entertaining the possibility of applying for an MS at a German institution. However, ...
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When should one change advisors? When should one keep going? [closed]

I see the continuous growth of research potential as the most important measure of success of an advisor-advisee relationship. I do not think there is the perfect advisor for a person. I see the ...
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How to write a research intent? [closed]

I am going to apply to a M.Sc. education and globalization program in Finland but I do not know how to write research interest/intent. I do not have any idea. Could any one give me any idea?
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I would like to apply to Master in Japan but I have no research experience. Any advice?

I am pursuing a B.S in Math at UCLA, which is in the United States. My academic performance is above the average. My major GPA is 3.73 and my GPA for upper division courses is 3.56. My GRE General is ...
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Is it possible to get into a neuroscience master if I'm a speech pathologist? [duplicate]

I'm a speech pathologist from Chile, I just finished my 5-year bachelor's degree. My program had a lot of psychology. I had some physics, biology, psychiatry, neurology, audiology, however, I didn't ...
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How much research experience do US grad schools really expect from an undergraduate CS student?

I'm in my third year at college, currently pursuing CS. I've developed quite an interest in social network analysis and machine learning and have, thus, been working on research papers that lie within ...
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University does not explicitly request either a motivational letter or recommendation letters

I am applying to University of Helsinki for Master degree, just filed the application. But the weird thing about it - they do not explicitly ask neither for letter of motivation nor recommendation ...
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Is it possible to be admitted to a masters in Germany with a 3-year bachelors from another country?

I am a Nepali citizen and I have completed a 3 year bachelors from my country. I am planning my masters degree in Germany. Can I directly start my masters or do I have to do some courses?
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Pros and cons about graduate programs [duplicate]

I was accepted into a MSc program at a highly regarded university in my country (let's call it University A). However, I still don't have an adviser: all of the interesting ones are already taken, and ...
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Is there benefit in listing fewer degree options in MS application?

When applying to university one can choose multiple degree programmes he/she wish to apply. Usually you also list them according to your priority. For example application can be targeted to: MS in ...
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Stuck completing master's thesis, how to overcome poor choice of topic and supervisor at this stage?

I'm in the second year of a master's program, working on a thesis. I am not getting enough help from my supervisor because he has a different methodological background from me. I am also not finding ...
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How to best prepare for a Master course

I'm planning to apply for a Master course in the area of computer graphics. My goal is to conduct research in this area in the future. However, I'm not sure I will be able to apply for the course ...
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Is it bad to apply to one PhD program with the intent of leaving for another (more prestigious) one?

I'm in my senior year of undergrad. I messed up a little bit academically this semester - not seriously, but enough to be confident I wouldn't get into a top 20 math PhD program. So I wanted to work ...
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Can you teach in higher education with a master's degree?

I have a Bachelor's degree in journalism, and I'm starting a Master's degree program next year. I'd like to teach in a university - is it possible to do so with only a Master's?
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Applying for an MPhil or PhD in Computer Science at Cambridge University [closed]

I am an MSc Computer Science student in UK. I love to study and I would like to apply for a competitive place. I'm interested in Cambridge PhDs, but I have no previous experience in research (except ...