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

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How do you keep focused on a long-term academic goal while working?

I'm a college graduate and now working as an EMT in the hopes of going to physician assistant school next year. While working, it's easy to get sidetracked by many different points of view. I don't ...
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What are basic application qualifications for Master's programs in US? [on hold]

I am a BSc (Applied Sciences) graduate from Sri Lanka. My degree is a three year degree. Currently, I work as a software engineer (for two and half years). I would like to study for my Master's degree ...
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Would a masters in maths at a much lower ranked university be a good preparation for a masters course at a very top university?

I have finished my mathematics undergraduate degree in the UK at a low ranked university. I just missed out on a 2:2. I struggled with modules such as statistics and Operations research but excelled ...
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Should I write my master's thesis in English, as a non-native speaker?

I'm currently enrolled in a Master's degree Program in Statistics in Italy. I just started working on my thesis and my advisor asked me if I wanted to write it in Italian or in English. Apparently, ...
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Seriously conflicted about a graduate program option

I'm hoping I can post with only 1 karma in this exchange, so here goes... I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Botany from a state college on the west coast. Since then, I've worked for the Forest ...
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Online Postgraduate (Statistics / Mathematics)

I decided to begin an european online Postgraduate (MA, MSc or none) related with Statistics or Mathematics. The restriction of european ones, is because I'm spanish, and the tuition fees are way ...
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The difference between literature review and background sections of a dissertation

I was assuming these two were the same. What is the difference between them? How does one relate to another? The context here is an MA (Master of Arts) level social science dissertation in UK ...
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study MS in embedded systems in USA [closed]

I have an Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from a recognized University in India. And also I have 2 years of experience as an Embedded software developer. I wish to do ...
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Should I do a master's degree purely for interest? [closed]

I've an offer to study a masters (MSt) for which the deadline is fast approaching. I haven't got funding, so it'd be my own money I'm spending. Is it worth doing the master's purely for personal ...
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How to write a believable CV?

I'm having trouble writing a believable CV. I want to apply for masters degree. I'm a professional in IT industry. I have done dozens of high-tech projects. The problem is my bachelor G.P.A is ...
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Is it possible for average students to get admitted in good colleges for MS? [duplicate]

So, if I get a 320 plus GRE score and have a CGPA of 7.0 with no research paper but a lot of social and extracurricular activities, is it possible for me to get admitted to a good college in USA? I ...
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Master of Science in HRM [duplicate]

I've done a dual degree program, MBA (Tech) - BTech+MBA from NMIMS University Mumbai. However, I want to pursue Masters in HRM (Human Resource Management) from US/Australian Universities. Will there ...
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Reasonablity of evaluation methods in developed countries for Maths and Sci students

Globally considering, in many (or maybe all) developing countries professors/lecturers in universities only take mid-term and final few-hour-exams to evaluate students' learning. In some (or maybe ...
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What is the advantage of doing an integrated Masters course over a Bachelors and then Masters? (UK.)

I am on an integrated Masters in Physics course, otherwise knows as MPhys. This means that after my third year I will not be awarded with a BSc, but will graduate after 4 years with an MPhys. At my ...
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Allocating master student schedules to fit semi-commercial research interests

I am a master student at a big university in germany. I am not a chemistry student myself but as i am active in university politics an issue was brought to me that i am not sure how to deal with. ...
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Designer Looking for a masters or phd covering IOT (internet of things) [closed]

I majored in software engineering for my degree in IT and a masters in knowledge management later on. However My professional experience has been mainly ui/ux design. I'm interested taking a masters ...
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Can I use images from other papers or books in my master thesis ? [duplicate]

even if I put the original reference of those images ?
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Is there any special field in political science to study security issues?

In my country, students can follow a special field in political science which is about security issues (like Terrorist, Threats and opportunities) in Masters programmes. The graduated people can work ...
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How many hours a day on Mathematics as a successful student?

My motivation to ask this question actually comes from here, receiving negative reactions for 12 hours a day or even 7 hours spending time on Mathematics. A person usually spends 4.5 years to ...
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different majors and need help ' astrophysics ' and mechanical engineering [closed]

i just have applied for mechanical engineering cause i love it very much i will choose a mechatronics at the fifth semester but my dream is that " work for an international company especially in ...
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Can a person fail in MBA?

I am thinking about pursuing an MBA outside my home country (either UK, US, Canada or Australia) but a bit worried since my undergraduate degree is from a small university in a developing country and ...
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How important is the time it takes to graduate?

In some countries (e.g. Greece) there is no penalty if you fail a course. You can simply try again next time. Also, there is no limit to the amount of time it takes to get a degree. I am a good ...
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Which way is generally shorter to get an post associate degree on electrical engineeering with a bachelor in mathmatics? [closed]

Which way is generally shorter to get an U.S. post associate degree on electrical engineeering with a U.S. bachelor in mathmatics? In another word, is it generally shorter to get another bachelor in ...
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How do weak students who want to do PhD's get into masters programmes in the first place?

One common piece of advice for weak students who want to go into academia is that they do a terminal master's degree first before applying to PhD programmes. This, however, bothers me for two reasons: ...
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Can giving back to my alma mater have a positive impact on application?

I going to create a really simple social network for my alma mater so that it could help people network better. After getting some work experience I was thinking of pursuing a masters degree in ...
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Do I need to take the TOEFL Exam?

I studied in the US up until the 6th grade, came back to India, completed high school here and finished a bachelor degree in computer science here in India. All my education in India was completed in ...
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Contacting A Professor for Master of Science (Thesis)

I want to know whether or not the professors are generally interested to supervise students in their M.Sc. (Thesis) program. How many students they may supervise? Do professors insist that we know ...
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How is the training for MS students different from MBA students?

How do universities train MBA students differently from MS students? Statistics and quantitative reasoning are vital parts of the MBA as analytics have become crucial to many aspects of business. In ...
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Time taken by department to offer the admission decision

How much time does it take for getting the admission decision after all the required documents are submitted at a university that offers admissions on Rolling Basis? I had my application and all ...
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Is it possible to support oneself as a lifelong graduate student?

I don't care much for being rich. I don't mind a modest life if I can just do research in the field I love. Thus I am curious to know if it is possible to make a living just by studying. (Suppose I ...
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Master's program advice

A little background on my question. I recently gradated with my BS in Computer Information Systems and am looking to pursue a Master's program. I am also married with 3 children. I am looking for ...
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I have a MSc degree, want to apply for PhD degree. Should I submit my BSc transcript during admission?

I have a BSc and an MSc degree on Computer Science. My BSc CGPA was too low. I somehow got accepted to an MSc degree(two years) and got 4.00 CGPA. I think I am good at my field. Now I want to apply ...
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Computer Science MS from Mathematics Bachelors [duplicate]

I'm about to graduate with a BS in Mathematics (minor in Computer Science) from a not-very-recognized school (University of Houston)(~60s in Math, ~90s in CS according to US News). My overall gpa is ...
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Masters in Physics with financial support?

We all know that most of PhD positions come with financial support that might cover the whole tuition fees sometimes and some other times it might give a certain allowance for a student to cover ...
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Postgraduate with a third

Context: Graduate has a third in their undergraduate degree from a world leading university on a notoriously difficult course (Cambridge mathematics BA) and wants to apply for postgraduate study ...
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Does doing a PhD in a small/simple university make sense after getting a Master's from a very prestigious school?

I got a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from a school which is among the top ranked of Europe. Nevertheless, this is a pure coincidence, I did it here because it was the closest to my home. ...
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How does one balance between working on a research problem and writing up the results?

I currently have two months before I have to submit my master's thesis (its a one-year program in the UK) and just finished data collection. Analysing the data is a time consuming process and I'm ...
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Master's degree in science is generally not free in US, CANADA, UK, OZ, NZ? (Tuition)

I had the impression that in general, PhD programs are the only really "free" ones in higher education in those typically high cost English-speaking countries that they charge no tuition, pay you to ...
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Start the PhD research before taking my masters?

I was thinking about getting my masters in Novmber 2015 or May 2016 (An 18 month masters) but i was wondering if its possible to start my PhD research from now, i have an idea of what my research ...
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Can one get admitted on a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering without holding same bachelors degree? [closed]

I am a student from Greece, studying Rural and Surveying Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) which is a 5-year minimum diploma involving 61 courses and a thesis (300 ...
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Should you get your masters degree from a different school then the one your received your bachelors from [duplicate]

I received an associates degree in computer science from a junior college and then transfered to an university to pursue my bachelors degree. I am almost finished with that and I plan on continuing ...
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How to explain low grades in a phd interview [closed]

I am a recent Masters graduate in nanotechnology and I have applied for a reputed phd position. I will have an interview very shortly. Unfortunately my Masters grades are very bad and I believe that ...
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Summer Before MSc? [closed]

I just came back from a month-long trip overseas and realized that I had nothing planned for the rest of the summer until the start of my MSc program in Sept. I'm actually miss doing lab work and was ...
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What is the correct way of writing two MSc degrees on a business card?

If someone would have obtained two MSc degrees, how do you put that on a business card? I myself have two MSc degrees from a Dutch university. The degrees are Computer Science which gives me the ...
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Changing scope of a thesis to be more application-based [closed]

This is a bit of a weird problem, probably. Actually it isn't exactly a problem either, but something that has come up. For the record, I will be talking to my supervisor tomorrow morning, but if this ...
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MS in Computer Science? [closed]

I'm a 3rd year undergrad currently studying Computer Science in India. I will be giving my GRE this August with hopes of going to US to further study Computer Science. I am confused as to which ...
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Relevance of Advanced Placement courses to graduate admissions [closed]

So a lot of websites recommend taking AP courses and earning college credits in advance. What exactly are advanced placement courses and where can one take them ? Why are they stressed upon; are they ...
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Master's degree in game design [closed]

Would it be recommended to join a game design master's course after an undergraduate degree in Computer Science? What would give one a better base for pursuing a Master's Degree in game/graphic ...
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Masters by Distance Learning accepted for PhD?

I have done by B.Tech in Biotechnology couple of years ago. Since then I am working with a company on bioinformatics research. I also did 1 year PG Diploma in Bioinformatics from classroom program. ...
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What specialization in Computer Science is closely related to front end development? [closed]

I'm a front end developer with 3 years of experience. I'm working with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks. My under graduate in not Computer Science. Now, I want to pursue my Master's ...