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

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Is getting a second masters frowned upon?

I recently read on stack overflow that getting two PhDs just shows that you're unfocused and you don't know what you want to do. However, I'm at a small school with a 5 year Computer Engineering ...
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Given only one possible appointment for masters application interview with no possibility to renegotiate date: Is this a red flag or normal?

Background: I applied for several masters programs this season (taking into account the advice given on this site) and have received a request for a telephone/Skype interview with one of the German ...
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Any university in Japan which offers Game Design related courses? [on hold]

Is there any university in Japan which offers game design courses? I have a few links from other countries which you can refer too. ...
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How to find help when writing a master's thesis

What methods could you recommend for attaining assistance when writing a master's thesis, in the particular case when one feels uncomfortable seeking any more help from the advisor, because of his own ...
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Should I comment on a cited paper in the paper-review part of my master's thesis?

I'm writing my master's thesis and began to wonder if it is ok to comment on some of the publications i cite in my 'State of the art' part. I have several papers where the results and/or methods ...
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Does starting a question with 'what is the impact of' make a good qualitative research question?

I am studying the impact of the internet on a cultural practice in my country. I have been working on this project for months. I have already started data collection and analysis. However, lately I've ...
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Can a master's thesis still be good if it lacks demonstrable results?

I am currently writing my master's thesis, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it will not be very good. This is partly because I have been unable to test the system I propose in the thesis properly, ...
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Getting a masters in Psychology after a Bachelors in CS [closed]

I'm new in USA and planning to get my masters soon. You'd figured that the reason to get into masters is 90% career and 10% increasing overall quality of my life as I'd get to know about the culture ...
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continue my graduate study in electronics and communication [duplicate]

i have a dream in my life which is continue my study in the field of communications and electronics , i love scince and understand what "things" are really work , how it really implemented(which is ...
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What makes a Bachelor's thesis different from Master's and PhD theses?

All the three types of research revolve around an argument, a thesis. They of course differ in terms of student level, that is complexity. But, what makes a bachelor's thesis different from master's ...
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Value of (multiple) master's on the path to the PhD?

I'm a PhD student in computer science. At the end of the year I will finish my coursework and be awarded a master's degree. Due to the nature of my research (machine learning) I'm considering taking ...
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Aligning my Master's degree with prospective PhD's

I'm at the cusp of selecting a MSc programme in Europe before re-applying to American PhD's and I'm at a loss how to decide which MSc position I should take. I'm strongly convinced I want to do a PhD ...
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What are some of the issues one should keep in mind while choosing between a fully funded offer and another with no funding?

I have been offered a place for a masters program in 2 places. One which is fully funded and another one where there is no aid that has been offered at the time of admission. I guess if the ...
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Does a masters degree help completing PhD sooner?

Do students with Masters Degree complete their PhDs (in US, but I am curious about other countries too) sooner than the one's who have entered the PhD program after their undergrad? I know it ...
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How does a global organization compare global degrees?

Being a US citizen and native, my view of degree progression is Bachelors, 4 years of study Masters, 1-2 years of study, thesis or portfolio required Doctorate, 3-4 years of study, comprehensive ...
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Will my job have a negative impact on my profile as a graduate student applicant?

I am a final year B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering student from India. I am interested in the field of Embedded Systems. As of now, I have been placed in an IT Division of a respected ...
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Becoming a maths lecturer

What is the initial process to become a Mathematics's lecturer at a University in London. I want to be able to lecture in a Top university in the UK such as Kings College. What academic ladder do i ...
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Is there any way to find Donald Knuth's undergrad/master's thesis?

Just what the title says. As far as I know, Knuth's undergrad thesis was so good that the faculty at his university decided to honor him with both an undergrad degree and a master's automatically. I ...
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Writing a letter of recommendation as a graduate student

I am a MA student who frequently works with undergraduates on projects. One student has asked me if I can write her a letter of recommendation for graduate school. Are there any risks to me submitting ...
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New to USA - Masters vs. Staying with my mentor

I'm 23, I recently immigrated to USA (legally lol) and I'm loving the amount of opportunity here and I sure want to make good use of it. However, I'm confused about a major decision and need your ...
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Should I learn to use LaTex to write up a History Masters Thesis?

So I reviewed the "What are the advantages or disadvantages of using LaTeX for writing scientific publications?" question on this forum and am sitting on the fence at the moment whether or not to use ...
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Benefits of doing Part III at Cambridge (Pure Math) for US PhD applications

I applied to various US Pure Mathematics PhD programs for entry this fall and the responses from my top preferences were not favorable, though some of my lower preferences were. I also have an offer ...
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Can MS be done with full scholarship?

Although graduating from a low ranked college I was able to become research associate at a well known research institution. My work there provided me with three research papers. Is there any ...
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If my college only allows me to pick one, which should it be: electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?

The Good: Some good colleges & universities like Harvard allow students to pick a secondary field of study alongside their main concentration; for e.g. I can pick Electrical Engineering and study ...
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Community College or extension programs as a way of preparing for a Masters in Mathematics

I wanted to get some directions on how to prepare for a MS Degree in Mathematics. Background: I'm interested in getting a Ph.D in Statistical Learning or related area in 5-6 years. I took some ...
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What is the best way to choose an MBA school for someone in lighting industry?

I want to apply for an MBA, but I have found that it is really difficult to choose universities in the USA. There are hundreds of them, and each has its own features. Therefore, I have come up with an ...
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How to finish Master's Thesis when my adviser is too busy to help me thoroughly edit what I have written?

I have finished my B.S. and I am now finishing my M.S. thesis (already finished M.S. classes). My original thesis topic was not getting me anywhere and I came to my adviser asking him to allow me to ...
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How to make a one-year study plan for a difficult exam and remain motivated throughout?

In a year, I will be taking a difficult entrance exam at a renowned postgraduate school. There are many competitors, most of whom are smart. Despite that, I'm aiming at becoming #1 in the exam, and ...
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Do any statistics program provide funding for masters students?

I plan to be applying to graduate school next year in Statistics or Biostatistics and due to some financial constrictions, I will not be able to attend unless the tuition is waived at the the minimum. ...
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How much does it matter if my Masters is in Stats or Math (in Stats track)

I have a choice of Master's programs in statistics, one of which is formally a program in applied statistics, the other is formally in math with an applied statistics "track". The courses in the 2 ...
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What is difference between funding an MS and a PHD student

I am trying to understand this regarding aspects of funding only and not quality of research.What is difference between funding an PHD and an MS student. I thought both took courses, get some ...
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What are the pros and cons of doing a pathway to the masters course in US?

Some universities offer a pathway program for students when they apply for a masters program:- Some of them are:- INTO, Global Pathways, Navitas etc What are the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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Studying mathematics and planning to do research in AGI - what should I specialize in for PhD(/MS)?

First of all I hope this question is adequate here, I've been wondering where to post such a subjective question for quite a while. Currently I am working on my Bachelor's Degree in mathematics. I've ...
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Can I pursue a new Master's in another country, while I'm pursuing one?

I am a first year Master's degree student of computer science in Northern Europe. I am paying for my living expenses and do not have any kind of assistantship or funding. I have a full funding ...
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How good is the idea to do MBA after an MS

I am currently in my senior year of engineering in Computer Engineering from India. I plan to do a Master of Science (preferably non-thesis) in the field of Computer Engineering from the US this fall. ...
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Can i pursue MA and MBA simultaneously?

I am pursuing masters in Economics (correspondence), i also want to enroll in a MBA program (correspondence). Am i allowed to do that?
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Without teaching experience, but industry experience, how can I begin teaching at college level?

I have a desire to teach at one of the colleges/universities in my area. I think my experience in industry and my own educational background would be an asset to an IT program. However, I'm finding ...
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Computational Physics V.S. Engineering Physics

I currently on track to graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science and Physics. I am on the fence on which masters program I should pursue. I want to deal with new technologies like sustainable energy ...
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Do I need to focus my writing to specific paper?

I'm a master student and I'm the phase of preparing my thesis. I've searched many papers related to my thesis but I'm a bit confused in what to focus. Do I need to take only a paper (or few papers) ...
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Teaching at a community college with a master's degree

I'm interested in teaching a class at the community college level. I'm not interested in it as a career, but rather because I like teaching people about computer science. How likely is it that I ...
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Non-degree courses and Masters admissions

I had a low Undergrad GPA, around or below the cutoff of most of the masters programs that interest me. I have since started pursuing a graduate certificate (Mining Massive Datasets from Stanford) and ...
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Switch fields from Physics to Electrical Engineering in US: MSc vs BSc?

My brother wants to switch to Electrical Engineering and possibly do a Master's degree (with thesis). He also has a BSc and MSc degree in physics but not much formal training in EE (except some basic ...
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Creating a schematic figure based on an existing one

In the context material chapter of my masters dissertation, between other things, I must write about the state of the art on the thematic presented. There are some very expressive and simple schemes ...
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Bachelor of engineering or Bachelor of IT + Master of Engineering?

I'm from Argentina, and I'm doing a Bachelor of Engineering in Computers/Systems, which is a 5-year full-time career (each course has 68 hours of lectures per semester + additional time for ...
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Which is the better place to do an MSc in theoretical physics, Imperial College London or Perimeter Institute? [closed]

I'm considering both the MSc in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces at Imperial and the Perimeter Scholars International program at Perimeter. I do not currently live in the UK or Canada (or even ...
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Master degree and PhD in biomathematics

The following question was posted on Math SE, but seems to be more related to Academia SE: Next year I will start studying maths at university. I'm highly interested in biomathematics, but in my ...
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How to defend Masters thesis?

I have to defend my thesis. I have implemented new technique but the results are same(as with the old technique). So how should I defend it? Is this necessary to get the better results or ...
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Is it possible to apply for a second masters degree in a different field of study? (different department)

Specifically, is it possible to apply for a second masters degree in MS&E (management science and engineering) or statistics (MS in statistics) after a masters degree in computer science? How ...
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I'm writing a personal statement for a Master's degree. The length requirement is about 1000 words. I have written 2000. Shall I shorten it?

Currently I am applying for a LLM programme at SOAS and am having certain difficulties while writing the required personal statement. According to their guidance, the statement should be "describing ...
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Can a literature review be a “master's thesis”?

I have selected a single question for my master's thesis, within my field of Foreign Language Teaching. Most papers I have read contain just short literature reviews providing some background for a ...