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

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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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is it possible to get a master position with working resume? [on hold]

i have a bachelor in computer engineering , for some reason i didn't study very well at university and i don't have a good GPA. I'm trying to apply for any position in cognitive science in Europe , 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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Arizona State Masters of Science in Psychology vs Domiguez Hills Master of arts in Clinical Psychology? [on hold]

I was accepted into two Master programs. I ultimately want to get my Ph. D and open my open practice in child psychology. I received my BA at ASU already, so i know a little about that program but not ...
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Literature review HELP. My research question: What factors inhibit Civil Society participation? [on hold]

I am doing a Masters Degree Research Paper examining the reasons why more persons are not accessing the Trinidad and Tobago Green Fund which has approximately $US 567 Million for Civil Society to ...
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Internet of things in oil and gas industry [closed]

I have completed my UG in Mechanical Engineering.I would pursue my Masters in Petroleum Engineering. I would like to carry out research in Internet of things related to oil and gas industry. Is there ...
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Master or Degree? [closed]

I recently finished my degree in Political Science. Before that I did some studies in mathematics, and I managed to get a job as mathematician (working with statistics and probabilities). Now I'd ...
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Masters in Germany- HTW Berlin [closed]

I want to do MS from Germany. I have got admission from HTW berlin for MBA & Engineering in automotive management.but I have heard that the course is not so worth(no value in the market). What is ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...