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

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masters in switzerland worth for getting post graduation jobs? [on hold]

hey guys i am a bachelors holder from India. I have completed my major in Electronics. I want to pursue my masters and I am stuck with the choice between australia and switzerland. I want to change my ...
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Will flat earth society membership affect my graduate school application?

Just to be clear: no, I don't believe in the flat earth theory. However, a few years ago, I thought that the flat earth society forum is a good place to practice my debating skills and to have fun. ...
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As a masters student what should I do in the coming two years to be eligible for a top PhD program in computer science? [on hold]

I am going to start my master's degree in CS at University of Florida. what are the main factors I should keep in mind if I want to go for PHD in Top 10-20 universities in computer science. 1.) What ...
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What is expected in a masters thesis of a mathematics student?

What is the level of work expected in the masters thesis of a student of maths? I know some people's works are worthy of publications while some involve only studying some topic in detail from a book ...
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Benefits of taking postgraduate/PhD-level courses during Master's

During my master's studies, so far, I have taken quite many postgraduate-level courses (i.e. courses that are accepted as a PhD-level course for a PhD student at my university). Some of these courses ...
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Need help choosing graduate Program Los Angeles area [on hold]

I'm sure this question gets asled a lot this time of year, but I just graduated with a B.S. in IT and I'm thinking about graduate school. I will be working at one of two companies who have made ...
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Regarding change of field of research [duplicate]

Does my Master thesis effectively decides the fate of my future research or can I change into a different field later on in my career? How easy or difficult is it change fields after the masters? Can ...
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Does a low GPA affect my chances of getting into a top US masters program if I also have work experience?

I am a software engineer and unfortunately I have a low undergrad GPA (2.2). I wanted to get into a graduate program (MS) in the US as an international student specially in (Machine Learining/AI). ...
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How Good Is Art Institute? [closed]

I want to take admission in the The Art Institute of Vancouver. But fater seeing some negative feedback on internet, I get suspicious. How good would be degree from this institution for the US job ...
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Will already having a masters degree make it harder to get funding for a second masters in Europe?

If a person who already has M.Sc degree (from the university outside of Europe) wants to enter European university for another M.Sc degree, would having M.Sc degree be a hindrance for getting a ...
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What does “masters 2 level” mean?

I saw an offer in a research group described as 'Research position at master 2 level'. Can anyone clarify for me what that means? Is it a 2nd masters or anything else? Does it always need a masters ...
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Is it common for supervisors to approach their student and ask to work on publishing the student's masters thesis?

My supervisor emailed me asking if he can work on trying to publish my masters thesis, with me being the first author. I have said yes, is it common for supervisors to approach students asking to ...
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Did a masters in order to make up for my BA marks. But I did worse. What now? A second MA?

The title says it all. One thing to mention though, is that I am not too bad - I have B+ marks. Another thing to mention is that a lot of my doing bad had to do with mental health and family in war. ...
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Scholarships in UK colleges for MBA [closed]

I want to pursue MBA from UK. I want the suggestion about college and academic helps provided by the colleges,.
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Is it commonly accepted to refer to a Master Degree in Statistics as M.Stat.?

I have recently obtained a Master Degree in Statistics. Can I routinely use the term M.Stat., which has the strength of being much more specific and informative, or is it more appropriate to use the ...
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which option should i prefer Thesis vs Non-thesis for MS in CS? [closed]

I've got admission for MS in Computer Science in a US university. Which option is better Non-thesis or thesis ? How do I decide which one I should take ?
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Is research experience or GPA more important when applying to MSCS programs

It seems that for PhD programs the research is more important but, which is more important for masters programs?
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Specialisation MS in US after a Conversion MSc in UK [duplicate]

I am a 4th year electronics engineering student, and I will be completing my bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering in June. I intend to apply to MS in Computer science programs in US for the ...
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Advisor tries to reproduce my results to ensure my honesty. Is it the norm?

I am a M.Sc. student in Machine Learning, about to finish my thesis this month. My advisor wants me to meet him in person to reproduce my results under his control. It is obvious that the main reason ...
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Should I describe failed iterations in methodology?

I'm currently writing my Master's thesis in machine learning. My understanding of academic papers are that you describe what you did in methodology section and what the outcome was in the results ...
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Should I send email expressing my gratitude to professors who provided me with letters of recommendation?

I have asked for LORs from two professors that I haven't cooperated in the past and they were happy to provide them. Now, I've been admitted in the MSc program I was interested in. Should I write an ...
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Research plan - 'meaning and features of research'

I'm writing a research plan for my master's degree and have a field named 'features', with the description 'meaning and features of your research'. What information is supposed to go here? Here is a ...
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Reputation of Masters thesis supervisor

I have two options for my masters thesis (theoretical physics), Professors A and B. A is senior and globally renowned. B is very junior but appears to be making a strong impact in the field. When ...
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Is a graduate pathway program likely to help for admission to a masters in another field? Is it better than MOOCs or an internship for this purpose?

I am a 4th year Electronics engineering student studying in India. I applied to Master's of Science in computer science programs (I wish to change fields) offered by 11 universities in the US, but my ...
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How do I decide whether I should do a Master Degree or not? [closed]

I am a computer science undergrad, graduating in a month's time, with a high-paying job in hand. However, I know that I want to learn and implement new things, explore more domains. I have done ...
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Post-Bologna process, is my sociology degree an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree?

I obtained my Sociology degree after 5 years (stipulated) university studies in Spain (Licenciatura) in 2004. Now with Bologna, sociology is only a four-year graduate program. I am not sure whether ...
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How Computer Engineering related to “major field”, “specialized interest” and “kind of program”?

I'm in the process of filling the Fulbright program's application for visiting graduate students. The program gives merit-based grants for international educational exchange, in this case - grant to ...
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Parents attending thesis defense?

My wife is defending her thesis soon, and in her department, defenses are open to the public. I will be there along with several of her friends/colleagues. Her mom also wants to come to the defense. ...
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Interview for masters program including 2 minute scientific presentation

Yesterday I received an email that I have to give a 2 minute scientific presentation as part of an interview for a masters program on this coming monday. Now I am really struggling whether I have to ...
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Why doesn't a master's thesis get read by a PhD admissions committee?

I have heard from three professors internally at my school that my master's thesis will likely not be looked at by Phd admissions committees - these professors are frequently on the admissions ...
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Can I attend a PhD program with the intent to transfer my PhD credits to an MS and after 2 years, apply to a better university for a PhD?

I have been admitted to a PhD program at a US university in the department of physics. The department ranking is 100 (according to the US News ranking). In the PhD program, most of the students in ...
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Will a masters degree from Japan be seen as less valuable?

I'm a canadian engineering undergraduate student in the field of robotics and I'm considering doing a masters degree in Japan when I finish my bachelors. I've talked about this with my internship ...
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Methodology for estimating costs of a master’s program before seeking official approval for the program

Do you happen to know any methodology for estimating the cost of a master’s program at university level before proposing and asking for approval of that program and cost by the state or the university ...
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Is it okay to ask for a letter of recommendation more than a year before applying to a master's program?

Not too complicated of a situation -- I'm graduating with my bachelor's degree (Mathematics) in a couple weeks, but to support my wife, I'm going to get a job for a while before looking at attending a ...
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Math: Perception of only or mostly doing research in Master's for Ph.D. admission folks

Background: I'll be starting a 1.5 - 2 year master's program in mathematics this coming Fall in the US. Because of my non-degree graduate courses relevant to the program and my research interest, I ...
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Writing a Master's thesis for 2 years … is that appropriate?

I am currently three months into writing a Master's thesis for a Master's degree in Mathematics, and the school I am currently attending is a California state university. I was asking my thesis ...
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Can master's thesis be simply a description of an original algorithm? [closed]

I'm in a situation where I've probably bitten off more than I can chew. I decided to do my master's thesis on an original (as in, invented by me) machine learning algorithm, which I believe (and my ...
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What is better, “self study” or a “research internship”

I am a 4th year student in an bachelors in Electronics Engineering program in a university in India. I am plan to pursue a career as a researcher in Machine Learning and computer vision, and hence I ...
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Options with a Diploma in Theoretical Physics (A failed MSc)

To put this bluntly a number of our class are facing a real prospect of failing their finals myself included. By fail I mean not obtain MSc. and instead obtain a Diploma. What are our options if we ...
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Internship offers [closed]

I'm in a dilemma between 2 internship offers and would like to get some professional opinions here. I'm an environmental engineering master's student (in US) and I have been professionally doing ...
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Is it okay for professors to completely copy another professors' notes, assignments, and exam questions word for word from another university? [duplicate]

I have a professor who used the same lecture notes, same assignments, and same exam questions word for word from from another professor at a different university (who posts his notes, assignments, and ...
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What to write about in a master thesis that's mostly software applying common knowledge?

I have got a topic for a thesis that I'm interested in. It's not a very difficult task and is well covered by the basic theory in the field. I'm not doing anything new and I'm not supposed to either. ...
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How common is it to work extra with one's professor after getting an M.S?

I'm in a situation where I am continuing to work on some of my M.S. research work, after I have already filed and will receive my M.S. It is fine with me, and I think it's good because there were ...
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Do I have to do a Masters and a PhD thesis?

I am currently perusing my masters degree in engineering, and would like to continue that with a PhD, and it was my understanding that I needed a thesis for my masters in order to get into the PhD ...
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How do I pay for classes as a non-degree student?

I've already earned my degree (B.S. in Neuroscience, Psychology and Music), but need to take some pre-requisite classes before applying to a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program. These ...
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Am I less likely to get into a masters in finance or economics with a bachelors in business administration than I would with a bachelors in finance?

I had always thought I have going for a bachelors in finance, but it turns out I am getting a bachelors in business administration with concentrations in finance & applied analytics. I plan on ...
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What should do when you don't have your masters anymore and you can't apply for PhD? [closed]

I have been a Masters student in a German university. I had 4 semesters and as a rule in my last semester, I went to an other city to do my masters thesis. When I was doing my thesis, after 3 months I ...
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Transfer of credit (masters) in Germany?

Is it possible to transfer credit (masters) in Germany? I have completed half of my credits in a German university. Now I want to transfer to other university. Is it possible?
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Masters in US or (Masters + MPhil) in UK

I am an engineering student studying in India, and I will complete my Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering in June. I am looking forward to pursue a career as a researcher in Machine Learning, Signal ...
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is it ok to write about your poor economic condition in SOP

I want to pursue my masters in USA. I have completed my bachelors in Electrical Engineering from one of the top colleges in India and have about 4 years of experience in software development. I will ...