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

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1 year of job experiance is enough for taking advantage in MBA placement [duplicate]

i am currently working in IT company as a Software Engineer. It's been a 4+ months working there. But i am not satisfied with currently due to some reasons. I wanted to leave after 1 year. I want to ...
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Master Thesis supervisor offers PhD position, but i am hesitating

I did pretty much all my important bachelor and master courses within one working group, which maybe was not that efficient but it offers a very nice and comfortable environment and colleagues. ...
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What is the standard way to include introduction and references parts to a masters thesis?

I have seen that students have two ways to write their thesis, They have a separate chapter to write an introduction to their thesis. This chapter usually consists of a literature review of their ...
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Thinking about switching to a Masters from a PhD, advisor wants a decision now

Main Question: Three semesters into a PhD program, I am still unhappy with my project. I am currently in a summer internship where I was offered a job, and as I have enjoyed it so far and they pay ...
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Is it possible to do a Masters dissertation at a different university?

I am currently doing an MSc and am struggling to do my dissertation as i have no real interest in what i am doing and feel very low. I have completed all my coursework to allow me to gain a PGDip and ...
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Is it possible to do a Master's in Mathematics after a Bachelor's in Economics?

I'm currently an Economics student in my second year (only just begun).I've come to realise that I'd like to study mathematics further (pure or applied) since I'm missing the subject ever since school ...
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Quitting PhD upon advisor's suggestion

I am a 2nd-year (starting 3rd year) international PhD student at a top-10 electrical engineering program in the US. I've started this program right after BS without giving it much thought because I ...
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Stuck in a M.Eng. thesis without any results so far [closed]

Good afternoon, My profile : I am a French engineering student who is currently doing his final-year project in a research cluster in Belfast in order to obtain a double diploma : a "M.Eng" in ...
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Will MS in US be useful to me? [closed]

I need your advice if doing an MS in computer science from US be financially beneficial to me? I am working in software product development industry in Asia (not out sourcing) since last 7 years as ...
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Can I enroll in just the second year of a master's degree program in Germany?

In the french academic system, master's programs last for 2 years and one can start from the second year (if he/she fulfills the academic requirements, such as having already studied the first year or ...
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Which career path to take? Directly applying for MS Chem. Eng or finding a job? [closed]

I'm a fourth year chemical engineering student from Middle East expected to graduate in Spring 2015. I wish to settle in US, hence I am very confused whether I should apply for grad school right now ...
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Is it acceptable to ask a professor who is not your supervisor to provide comments on your thesis draft?

I want my thesis to be the best it possibly can be. My supervisor is away for one month right before my thesis submission. Is it inappropriate or poor etiquette to ask another professor in the field ...
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Are there online resources for finding information on M.S. programs that fit my criteria, without having to go through every school's website?

I'm looking for an M.S. in Computer Science and I found it difficult to properly navigate all the available degrees. I'm interested in a particular focus (computer graphics, not modelling and that ...
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To choose which Masters program to attend, should I favor institution or specialization?

I am an Electronics & Communication Engineer and I want to pursue a masters degree. After completing the degree, I would like to work in industry with zero inclination towards a PhD. I am ...
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Applying for masters again, will the application be evaluated on the basis of undergraduate/Bachelors or the most recent postgraduate grades [duplicate]

Applying for masters but have a previous uncompleted masters on my profile. Will that grades from that masters be factored in when the admission committee evaluates my application. What if i have very ...
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Will an incomplete masters hurt my chances of admission in new graduate school.? [duplicate]

I took admission in part time masters after I graduated while also doing a full time job. But I soon found it very difficult to manage full time job with my studies. The reason was that the the ...
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Optimal path of pursuing an MBA

I am currently starting my last year at the university X pursuing a BS in Information Systems. I have been struggling to come up with a decision about what should I do after graduation. My wish is to ...
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Is it possible to pursue PhD in different area than master's thesis

I am doing masters in physics. I recently did internship in high energy physics for 2 months. But my institute allows me to do 6 months project only in condensed matter physics. I want to pursue PhD ...
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Admission process to British universities (in particular, Oxford and Cambridge) [closed]

Can you clearly outline how the application process for a MSc (that is, after having gained a 3-years degree) in the UK (with particular attention to Oxford and Cambridge) works? The subject is ...
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Can't find Masters in High Performance Computing [duplicate]

I just finished my undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, I have developed an interest in High Performance Computing and GPGPU and would like to pursue a Master's degree in the aforementioned ...
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Scholarships for master degree in pure mathematics

I have been searching for universities to study a master degree in pure mathematics in Europe or USA but I am a little concerned about the fees and the cost because I cannot afford that amount of ...
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What does it mean by “Follow-up Masters”?

I see various universities in Czech Republic and Netherlands offer a type of Masters degree called "Follow-up Masters". What does "Follow-up Masters" actually mean?
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In what countries is it possible to enter a life science PhD program directly after a Bachelor's? [closed]

I would like to know which countries allow admission to a PhD program directly after finishing a Bachelor's (Life Science), without requiring an intervening Master's degree? And if you go directly ...
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Entering academia as a high school dropout

I have a strong desire and determination to contribute to society by expanding the knowledge in my field of interest, but I feel that I am failing to get into a position to fulfill this dream. This is ...
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Masters VS. PhD in I.O. Psychology [closed]

I am an undergrad wanting to pursue an industrial and organizational psychology career. I understand there is a wage gap difference in obtaining a masters/PhD. Yet, I haven't the slightest clue how ...
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Should professors help masters research students to find a research topic? [closed]

I have seen that some professors have some research topics with a prepared proposal available at the beginning of the semester, and if a masters student wants to do research thesis under their ...
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Can an online degree through an accredited institution affect admissions into masters programs abroad?

I'm currently attending an accredited university which provides an online BSc CIS program. Is an online degree considered lowly in compared to a traditional education, and can it affect admissions ...
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What to wear for a PhD/ MSc thesis defense?

Is it better to wear formal clothes for a PhD or MSc thesis defense or can we wear something as simple as a T-shirt?
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Is it ethical for a professor to get masters students to work on open source modules related to the professor's profit-making company?

My professor (computer science) has a company that promotes an open-source software. Of course the software is free and open-source, but his company makes profit by support, training, etc. and they ...
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Chance of getting into thesis-oriented applied math master program on fluid mechanism and atmosphere ocean science with only math background

I have asked the same question on physics and math stack exchange, but they suggested me to post it again here. Should any information need clarification, please let me know. I am a student with only ...
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Applying for a master in the USA with a European Bs [closed]

I will finish my degree (Biotechnology B. sc.) next semester. I want to do a master(MS Bioinformatics) abroad. I am considering applying on universities of several countries of European Union (my ...
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Undergrad seeking information about PhD/Masters in Economics math requirements

I am currently a Senior undergrad at a small school in the US. I have pretty good grades and have yet to take the GRE. I am a double major in Accounting and Business Management. I love economics (all ...
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How to increase PhD funding chances when MA is in a different field?

I have been offered a PhD position in Cultural Geography at one of University of London's Geography departments. Unfortunately, I missed out on funding for a start in 2014 so I will not be capable of ...
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Is it reasonable to enroll in an M.S. in France after my PhD in order to work on my French language skills?

I sort of want some time off after my PhD and I have always regretted about not learning another language. I am trying to learn French now. As far as I am aware, the tuition fees in France are ...
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Should I do my Masters in USA or Canada [duplicate]

Ok my situation is a bit more complicated than the title. Please bear with me. Also sorry if my question is not in scope of this site. Sorry English is not my first language so there might be some ...
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Does diversity in undergraduate research topics look bad on my graduate school application?

I have done 5 different projects in my undergraduate course and all of them are from different areas/fields. My project work during High school is from a different area still. The reason of working in ...
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How does a dual degree (Computer Science/Maths) compare to a degree in a single area?

I am considering applying for a degree (ideally, but not necessarily, MSc) in Computer Science and Maths, such as this one: ...
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Are decisions made on GPA grades overrated? [closed]

Assuming that the my questions might not reflect the real motivation behind it, I'll provide further information here. Looking to different job applications, be it in academia or industry, GPA is ...
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Applying for Masters Degree with academic integrity violation on record

I am a junior college student that goes to a top 6 CS school. I will be graduating a year early and am starting to think about whether or not I want to get my Master's degree. However I have an ...
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Should I apply for a MA or a PHD(in mathematics) after undergraduate study? [duplicate]

I am entering my 4th year undergraduate BS math program next month. I am certain I will want to do a PhD program eventually but I am not sure if I should do a MA before it. I have decent ...
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How to inform an adviser I am ceasing work with him?

There's a lot of text here, I do apologize. Many thanks to those who read it all and provide commentary. Background: I have worked with my adviser for ~7 years now carrying out research with him in ...
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If I have dropped out of a Masters can I then go on to do a PhD?

I attended a masters program in IT and completed everything except for my capstone. Its been almost 7 years since I started and 5 years since I moved out of college. I now want to apply for a Ph.D. ...
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Does engineering undergrad performance matter for masters in management admission?

In Masters in Management (MSc Mgmt/MIM) admissions, how much weight is generally given by the Adcom to the applicant's undergrad performance, especially if it's an unrelated one like engineering? ...
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Including many pages of serialization code and generated source code in Master's thesis?

I'm working on my Master's thesis in Computer Science. Shortly, I am "drawing" a diagram, which is then serialized and from the serialization I generate some source code. So, my question is not about ...
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What are the important factors I must consider while applying to a CS program for an MS after majoring as a mechanical engineer in my undergrad?

I have a master's in mechanical engineering from a pretty decent college in my country with a GPA of 7.9/10. I'd like to know what constitutes a good application to a Master's program in CS (ML, to be ...
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Showing interest / Applying for Phd position that has just opened, before finishing Master studies

Currently I am working towards Master in Computer Science degree, hoping to be done by the end of the year. Last month a new professor moved to our University and now there are open Phd positions in ...
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Are masters degrees treated equivalently in academia on both sides of the Atlantic?

This is just a general question regarding UK (and I suppose Western European) masters degrees vs. US masters degrees. The reason for asking is that I have heard that US masters are considered at the ...
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How does one go about doing a Ph.D. in Europe as an American?

I'm entering my senior year of college in the US and I'm starting to consider my options for graduate school next year. My field is kind of blurry, in that I have certain research areas that I'm ...
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Applying to PhD programs; do I need to include transcripts from unrelated master's degree program?

I'm interested in pursuing a PhD in a particular humanities field and I feel that my undergraduate GPA is strong enough for me to get into such a program at a top school. However, my path to deciding ...
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Can anyone provide insight on a Master's student struggling with research?

I just finished my first year of my Master's program in Atmospheric Sciences, and during this time I was a teaching assistant. Now that the summer has arrived, I'm starting as a research assistant ...