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

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Is development research?

I'm a Msc student, and my project is to develop a novel software tool for use in neurosurgery. There is a current tool that is considered the standard of care for the procedure, but it has low rates ...
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Studying for a master's in Computer Science after a bachelor's in Physics [on hold]

I am currently in my penultimate (third) year of a master's degree in Physics (in the UK). The degree is set up such that you have four years of a taught degree and graduate with a master's without ...
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Need MS Finance School Suggestions [on hold]

This is my first post here..so a short introduction: I am an Indian resident, age 23 Qualification 1 - Bachelor of Commerce with major in accounting & finance (a correspondence course from an ...
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Pursuing Master Degree related to E-Learning [on hold]

I have completed Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering (B.Tech, CSE),I have two years experience of working. One year as font programmer and the other year as E-Learning ...
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Applying for a second masters thesis oriented [duplicate]

My master degree did not include research or a thesis (it was all coursework). I would like to do the research / thesis now but I do not know how to proceed. What are the options for someone in this ...
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Can I get a second masters in the same subject but with a different focus?

I'm doing a ma in economics which isn't very technical. It's focused on macro and international economics. Once I finish this program I'm going to try to apply to another program for an ma in ...
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Will writing MSC instead of MSc in an application count against me?

I am really stressing out over masters applications and I have realized I have stupidly made a minor error. Instead of writing MSc I wrote MSC and I was not consistent. Would the admissions tutor ...
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Should an e-mail application to a lab for a masters thesis include attachments, or should I wait for these documents to be requested?

I would like to ask a researcher in a foreign institution to do my master thesis ( 5 months worth of research in Experimental Physics ) under his supervision. I have written both a motivational ...
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Is it a mistake to fail to mention future career plans in an application for admission to an MSc in pure mathematics?

I am applying to various universities to study for an msc in maths or pure maths. After sending of my application I have realized that I have not mentioned anything in the way future career plans. ...
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Master's Degree Admission with a different Bachelor's specialization

I currently hold a bachelor's degree at Biomedical Engineering and I want to do a Master's Degree in Computer Science at California. Would that be a problem? Since I don't have a high GPA and the ...
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European MSc vs MEng in CS when applying for PhD in the US?

I've read other questions regarding MEng vs MSc when applying for PhD in the US. However, those questions were from people studying at US universities, and I have a question about transition from ...
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How common is it for women to drop out of graduate school because they have children?

I am a 29 year old female. I want to go back to school. I have been told that I have a very good chance at getting into a very good graduate computer science program (machine learning, AI, robotics, ...
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Can I have show two different approaches in single thesis, regarding the same topic?

I am doing research on Security Patterns. In First 6 month i was working on Formalization of Security Patterns. I have extended a approach for formalization of Security Patterns. Subsequently, in the ...
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How to handle an advisor who regularly gives me new work for my thesis?

I'm currently working on my master thesis and will have to hand it in in April. Of course, the topic of my thesis is somehow restricted to a certain problem, but my advisor keeps telling me new ...
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Education gap in Between Graduation and Master degree [closed]

I had completed my graduation in 2013 and after that due to some family problem, I had to go home and help my father with his business. Now I have started preparing for a master degree, but how can I ...
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Can I get admission in Physics grad school having done my undergrad in mechanical engineering? [duplicate]

I am a mechanical engineering undergrad in a prestigious Indian university having good academic scores. I have self taught myself undergrad level physics and mathematics. I am planning to give the ...
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How to decide whether to publish masters project in computer science alone or with supervisor?

I am working on my Master CS project. I would like to have this published as article before my Master ends. Now I see 2 options: I try to get it accepted and published at my own (not a affiliated ...
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Are en-route masters in physics viewed differently from terminal masters in physics in the Canadian job market?

A little bit of context behind this question: I was asked, during a student presentation, whether an en-route masters (usually awarded upon passage of quals in a direct PhD plan) really was worth the ...
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Where to Place Master-class Certificates in Curriculum Vitae?

I shall soon get my degree in Biochemistry. Recently I attended several professional master-classes on film-making and producing, and now I want to get a MA in Film. For this masters, my CV is needed. ...
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Does research require a certain kind of personal abilities or is it a matter of hard work?

I've failed to finish my master thesis, I thought this was attributed to the minimal supervision of my adviser - he/she wasn't an expert in the domain of thesis and didn't give me any kind of insights ...
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What should I do if, after choosing a Master Thesis topic, I find an existing thesis on it in another language?

I picked a very unique topic for my Masters Thesis, only to find out that there is a Dissertation on the same topic, from 2008, in French. No other books have been published on this topic. Ugh... I ...
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PhD with Master's but without Bachelors

I left University early (during the final year) and was only awarded an associates degree (one level below a full bachelors) in Computer Science. I've been an IT professional for a few years now ...
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To teach English at the college level, is there an advantage to having a masters in English vs Education?

I'm currently in my second year of teaching English at the secondary level, and I'm wondering if it's better to pursue a Master's in English (I have a Bachelor's in English Lit.) or Education. Is ...
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Is it possible to get admitted to a MS program with funding if I have a poor GPA but good GRE scores?

Many university in North America or in Europe offer fundings for masters program . But it only for those students who have a good CGPA in undergraduate examination .I have completed my bachelor ...
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What majors study both computer and maths?

I would like to apply for a Master degree. I'm looking for a major that study both Computer and Maths. Can anyone tell me what such major are?
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Use paper as master’s thesis or sign up to a “direct” PhD program (and use the paper for this)?

I’m currently a computer science (and mathematics) B.Sc and M.Sc student in my third year (since I started my B.Sc). At the second year of my B.Sc studies, I have started to work on research (in ...
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Is it possible for an international masters student to get into teaching role in US Universities on completion

I am from india. I have a strong desire to pursue Masters in Computer Science in USA. I enjoy academia. However, i am sure that i do not want to pursue Phd and also not attracted towards an IT Career. ...
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Are the Master Program & Certificates I am about to embark on relevant to my career & academic plan?

I have a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, I'm 27 and I currently work for a leading world organization. However my heart is somewhere else. I aspire to be a scientist, so a masters and a PhD are ...
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MSc Programme without a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

I'm currently applying to an MSc programme at Imperial College London but at the bottom of the page for each of the programmes I am considering, it states the following: "A Postgraduate Certificate ...
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Can I do a PhD without MSc?

I am currently an undergraduate student in Turkey. I will graduate from genetics department and I would like to do a PhD without MSc in abroad. However my GPA sucks ( probably it will be 2.5 or 2.6 ...
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Do Master of Research (MRes) programs include coursework, or are they 100% research?

Do Master of Research (MRes) programs include coursework, or are they 100% research?
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Master of Research (MRes) schools in the U.S.?

Are there brick-and-mortar or online schools that confer Master of Research (MRes)-type degrees in the U.S.?
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Is it a good idea to mention previous rejection and subsequent improvement in motivation letter?

I am applying to a Master's degree in Finland. Last year I applied to the same programme and unfortunately I was not accepted. While I am writing my motivation letter I wonder if it would be a good ...
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Leaving a Master's Degree Early for a Doctorate Degree?

I am currently enrolled in my fourth semester of my master's degree program in psychology and this should be my final semester. Due to issues stemming from myself and my relationship with my mentor, ...
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Will it be a bad move for Master's to do summer internship in industry when trying to pursue a PhD program?

Currently, I am in second semester of Master's program in Computer Science and Engineering. Even though I am yet undecided, I lean a little bit more towards pursuing PhD program rather than getting ...
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With some programming but no formal CS background, to develop fundamental CS knowledge should I get an MS or BS?

I have 3 years of experience as a programmer now. I have worked on some drivers in the automotive domain and some medical applications. Since I do not have a computer science background, I was ...
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Is an MS in computer science helpful in improving programming skills?

I attained my bachelors degree in computer engineering in January 2014. I was not a prolific programmer as an undergrad, instead focusing on my other coursework and in general completing my degree. ...
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Writing the Absolute and Relative Average in an Application Form

In the application form of a master's degree program I'm applying for, I've stumbled upon this: Please indicate both the absolute and the relative average of your previous degree. What does this ...
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How do you prepare for a meeting with a potential masters thesis advisor?

I want to do a thesis masters with a specific teacher in the field of Antennas. I am supposed to meet with him to discuss about this in 2 weeks. I am undergraduate in electrical engineering graduating ...
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What challenges to expect for admission to Masters/PhD in computer science and engineering after chemical engineering undergrad?

I am a Chemical Engineering undergrad, and interested in pursuing a Masters in Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning. I have taken a few courses in the CSE department as a part of my minor ...
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References on how often finances are cited as a barrier to graduate study

I am looking for some pointers to research that addresses the question: How frequently do students who have earned undergraduate degrees cite financial barriers as a major reason influencing their ...
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Is there some quantifiable difference between those who seek master's degrees and those who seek doctorates? [closed]

Is there some quantifiable difference between those who seek master's degrees and those who seek doctorates? If there is, does the difference justify the current distinction between the two? The ...
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To work in statistics for industry and research centers, is a masters sufficient or is there a major advantage to having a PhD?

So I am inquiring general tips from experienced individuals of academia and industry. I am a recent graduate from a top university with B.S. in math. I had goals of doing PhD in stats, but recently ...
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Should I mention that I am interested in developing bioinformatics tools in my SOP for a “Software Development/Engineering” Master's program?

The program I am applying for is "Software Engineering/Development" master's program, I am really interested in this field of study, and I have already mentioned in my SOP that I wish to follow the ...
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Can a bachelor of software engineering study masters of electrical engineering?

I'm currently in the process of applying to college for undergraduate degree in software engineering. I really love everything about electronics from hardware to software. I find it difficult to ...
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Consequences of applying for two (or more) programs in one university

Is it alright to apply for two different programs in one university (and in some cases programs within one department) at the same time? I wonder whether that would affect the decision of the ...
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Is it OK to have many graphs, tables, and images in a masters thesis?

I am writing my master thesis. In my document I have lots of tables. images and graph. Is this have a bad effect on any academic person when want to evaluate my thesis. I ask this question because I ...
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Mentioning courses taken on coursera.org in the statement of purpose

Is it of any value to mention a course one is following on www.coursera.org, in a SOP? For instance, if I have a Bachelor of Computer Science and want to apply for a Geoinformatics Master program, ...
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Is it appropriate to mention personal lessons learned in the defense presentation?

I have to defend my master's thesis in the field of computer science in about one week. Of course I will put the main focus of the presentation on the thesis itself, i.e. the research question, the ...
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Which US universities publish cohort ranking - position in class?

For example when you take the GRE you get the percentile score, is there such statistics and how is it called? Do US publish such data or does it have to be asked specifically? For example you are in ...