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

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If I didn't learn much in my PhD program, should I do a coursework-based masters in the same field?

I am thinking of quitting my PhD program to leave with a master's degree. I don't think I learned much in my PhD so far, and I would have gained more skills if I got a normal master's and took a ...
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Transitioning from music to neuroscience/cognitive science for masters or PhD, how to increase chances of success? [on hold]

What strategy worked (or didn't work) for you? How can one convince them to open the door to someone with a only music degree, but who is otherwise highly capable? I know that Daniel J. Levitin ...
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How will study as a non-degree student affect my graduate admissions chances later?

I am considering applying to a computer science department at an esteemed US university, university A, as a non-degree seeking student. The reason is three-fold: Determine if what I'm studying is ...
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Is it common practice in the US for students to propose master thesis topics themselves, or do labs have a list of topics to pick from?

I'm currently doing a masters in electrical engineering (image and video processing, machine learning, etc.) at a renowned European university. For my masters thesis, I'd like to go to the US (or ...
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Second undergraduate degree in Law or Masters in International Law [on hold]

I am a graduate of International Relations and I want to be grounded in Law. Do I do a Masters in Internal Relations and International Law, or a conversion course before doing a masters in law. Also, ...
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how hard MS in Information technology without engineering background? [closed]

I did undergraduate degree -Bachelor of Information & Management in 2005,the curriculum of the program was such that every year there were two papers of IT besides usual management subjects,so I ...
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Good Master programmes in Computer Architecture [closed]

I'm currently at my final year of undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Engineering. My grades are not that bad, (I currently have a cumulative grade point average of about 7,3/10) and I want ...
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How to assign authorship when publishing with Bachelor's and Master's students

The usual recommendation I have read here is that when you publish together with a (PhD) student of yours, the student should be first author, and the supervisor will be second author. Although this ...
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Why do top universities prefer candidates with work experience for their MBA programmes?

Most top univerities in the world prefer candidates with work experience for their MBA programmes.Why so?
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Is there any advantage or disadvantage in completing MS first vs. direct admission into PhD from undergraduate? [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate student (civil engineering), and I am considering two options that are available to me: Direction admission into a PhD from undergraduate studies First complete an MS and ...
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How to deal with advisor who wants me to submit dissertation on time even though there's a major problem?

I'm on my last month before the deadline to hand in my dissertation. I found a severe problem with the work that renders it pretty much pointless and I pointed out to my advisor that I would need ...
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Choose dissertation topic for masters in computer science [duplicate]

I am pursuing my masters in CS and I have to come up with the dissertation topic on my own. It's very confusing to me and I am not able to come to any conclusion as to how to narrow down to specific ...
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Careers to Pursue after quitting ABD? [closed]

So, recently I have had two advisors die on me. Because of this, I have not been productive, and am coming into my 5th year. The new lab I'm in is really giving me the blues-- with a supervisor who ...
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Can I change from a PhD to a Masters program before my first semester starts in the same school?

I'm an international student and I'm starting my Ph.D. in Computer Science in an American university this Fall 2015. I didn't get any sort of funding in my first semester and my supervisor told me ...
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What is the equivalent of “good honors degree” in terms of universities in EU

The requirements for applying for a master's programme in National University of Singapore are stated as The candidates must possess: A good honours degree in computing; or A good ...
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Can I get masters and PhD in CSE in USA? [duplicate]

I am a student of physics at graduation level.I want to Masters and PHD in CSE in USA. can it possible?
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How to leave graduate school without pain

I am an international student in one of the top universities in Canada. The graduate admission in Canadian university is a little bit different from other countries; if you want to pursue Phd, you ...
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Contact Prof for Course-Based Master Admission?

I am interested in applying course-based master program in electrical engineering. Most of them are self-funded, 1~1.5 years in length, and don't require a thesis . I learnt that it is (usually) ...
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Dullness vs. going overboard: Should I be calling people 'enfants terribles' in an academic paper?

I'm just about to finish my master's in law with only my dissertation left to handle. I'm being extremely cautious with the language that I'm using when writing as I've previously been told that my ...
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MS in USA with very LOW grades and 16 backlog (cleared) [duplicate]

I am very confused regarding getting admit for MS in USA , but my grads very low (6.1/10 cgpa) and i want to pursue MS in embedded system or VLSI . though i secured very low grads in my UG my passion ...
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asking professor to fund Master's student

I am a graduate Masters student from one of the top-tier universities in the US. I have been working closely with a Professor and two of his Ph.D students on a Research Project for the past two ...
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Should I mention that I'm able to self fund my degree in my SOP?

Should I mention that I'm able to self fund my degree in my SOP? I don't find anywhere else in the application process where I can communicate such information. I'm a prospective international ...
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Possible to defend myself from plagiarism in draft thesis?

I recently submitted my latest draft thesis to my advisor. I had been having problems with my advisor because I had found him unhelpful, he would not make it easy for me to ask him questions as he ...
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Jumping from an ABA to an MBA?

So, when I did my undergrad degrees in computer science (BA) and creative writing (BFA), I spent the whole time thinking "I'm going to be going into industry. I should take business classes." But ...
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How can I help my advisor not lose face when changing from a thesis to non-thesis program?

I am a comajor masters student who is experiencing difficulties in timely responses from my advisor. It has taken an average of almost 4 months for me to get feedback each time I have received ...
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Why would master student spend more than the normal duration to complete master degree?

I am looking at a particular research group for graduate studies. The research group is in STEM. From talking to the professors, they have repeatedly told me that a master degree merely takes two ...
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Should I correct a successfully completed Master's dissertation before publishing online?

I successfully completed my Master's dissertation a while back and I've decided I would like to publish it online to help others and probably print a copy for myself to up on the bookshelf. The ...
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I've been working for one year. Can i apply for grad school in CS in Canada?

I planned that I could make myself money to continue education(obtaining a master degree), but what am I supposed to do to continue my education? It would be nice if it's gonna be a part-time ...
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How to ask for a co-supervisor? (master's program etiquette)

I'm finishing up the first year of my master's program, heading into the second starting September. I had proposed a topic to my (then potential, since confirmed) supervisor in October and we agreed ...
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I'm admitted to a PhD program in mathematics, but only achieved a pass (no distinction) in masters. Will this affect my reputation in the PhD program?

I'm a maths student who did his BSc at a top 10 university in England and got solid first. After this, I decided to go to Cambridge to do Part III of the Mathematical tripos (a Masters). This was a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...