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

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what happend to Sandagama Sir? [on hold]

I just heard that Sandagama Sir is doing individual classes, doesn't he do any mass classes now? I also heard that he has grown a beard and doesn't look as he used to look when he did mass classes. ...
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What to study after bachelors in Computer Science? [on hold]

I have completed my bachelors in computer science and now iam doing job as software developer.During my 4 years stay at the university i was an average student and concentrated more on theory to pass ...
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How to write a good paper review? [duplicate]

I just started my Masters in computer science, and I started working on a research project with one of my professors last term as a part of a class project for his class. In relation to that project, ...
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Choosing Engineering Msc program: Broader field or more specific field? Also does Uni rank really matter? [on hold]

I plan to pursue my master degree in EU and currently still mulling over which program is the best for me: TU Delft (Netherlands) Msc. Mech. Eng, Control Eng Track RWTH Aachen (Germany) Msc. ...
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Can I do a masters [on hold]

I am an electrical and electronical engineering student and my last year. I expect my GPA at 2.2. Can I do a master at USA on electrical engineering or MBA? I know my GPA is low but maybe I can ...
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How marketable is a BS in Economics for different Masters degrees?

I'm currently an undergraduate Economics student with minors in both business and mathematics. As I look towards my future, I'm trying to see what options I have and ultimately make the best decision. ...
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PhD dissertation different from master thesis; What might I be able to do about methodology?

I understand that it's possible, thankfully, to have your dissertation in a different topic from your master's thesis, but I seem to have a problem (see below). Do you know any other problems might I ...
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Is there a maximum duration for an MS in Germany, and are there allowances for medical leave?

Does someone here know how many years at the maximum one can take to finish MSc degree in Mathematics in Germany ? My friend enrolled for three semesters on regular basis but due to his mental ...
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Is it possible to study masters in fine arts with bachelors in business? [on hold]

My bachelors degree was Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA), but now I want to do my masters in visual communication or masters in fine arts is that possible?
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Switching to linguistics from computer science – financial aid [on hold]

I’m a computer-science undergrad and will be graduating in one year’s time, with (most likely) a little over an A – average in a 4-year BSc. I would like to pursue a masters in linguistics (focusing ...
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Does job experience matter for graduate school admission?

I was planning on applying to US colleges for masters and recently I got shortlisted for this job at an Indian startup (I don't think they have anything major out in the market). They are working on ...
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Accepted into university for MS in CS but rejected by professor for research

I got accepted into a top 10 school for CS (Computer Science) but I was rejected by a professor with whom I wanted to work with. No feedback after resume submission, just "I found another student." If ...
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Can people with a 3 year bachelors from India apply for a MS degree in computer sciences in US universities?

Most of the US universities only accept 16 years of formal education. So do I need to get a Msc from India and then apply? Or can I get myself enrolled in a US university and then complete 16 years ...
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Supervisor announced he's going to present my work without asking permission, how can I get credited without damaging my career?

Short: My master thesis supervisor want to present my findings at a conference. He did not ask me for permission, just informed me he will do so, how should I react? Long: My supervisor early on said ...
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Can I apply for MS in software engineering in USA from a non CSE background?

Can I apply for MS in software engineering in USA from a non CSE background? If so, then which universities generally accept with such condition? And how can I make my chances better?
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What are the pros and cons of being co-supervised?

Are there any advantages or disadvantages in having two supervisors instead of one? Why would a graduate student want to do this or avoid this? The context is in an MA where students usually have one ...
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Planning on my masters on Urban and Regional Planning/related in Europe, could you suggest which university would be cheaper option for foreigners? [closed]

I have completed my graduation from Asia(Civil Engineering). Already considered Finland and Poland (missed this year's intake), Estonia (no university is offering Civil engineering/related masters in ...
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How common is a MSc fail / pass / merit / distinction [closed]

Does anyone know what percent of masters students in the UK achieve a distinction? Or how many get 70+? Or how many get an A? IIRC an undergraduate 1st is about 1/10 undergraduate students - UK wide. ...
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Is regional accreditation important for a masters degree?

My understanding is that a regionally accredited school is important for getting into other schools, such as when applying for a masters program. But considering a masters program is typically the end ...
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How to integrate a paper where I am third author, but did a lot of work, into my master's thesis?

I am writing my thesis currently and I want to include papers that I am included on as an author. I will have a couple papers where I am 1st author, but there is one where I am third but did a lot of ...
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How bad is a B+ for master's application?

I have had at-least two to three B+ in each semester of engineering but in third year when I feel sick I ended up getting 4 to 5 B+ in the two semesters of third year. Some of them in core papers like ...
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Master thesis: should I say that some results are a novelty in the field?

I am nearly at the end of my master thesis and, according to my research, the last part of it deals with something that has not been treated before in any paper/book I have found. To make things ...
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Is it wrong to leave Ph.D program after MS?

I have applied to multiple graduate schools and have been offered two GTA positions. Both included full tuition waivers and similar work loads. The primary difference is one is for a MS program and ...
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Going to a lower ranked institution for a Master's degree. Bad idea? [closed]

I am a graduate (Aug 2012 graduate) in Mechanical Engineering from NTU, Singapore. I have been working in the R&D department of a well known machinery manufacturer since my graduation and see ...
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About Appliying for MSc Program [closed]

I want to work on a specific topic that I find interesting. So, I need to have an advisor who works on this field. How should I apply for something like that? Should I firstly find a professor, or is ...
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How would one fail a master thesis defense?

So I have to defend my master thesis in computer science in two weeks. It's in Germany and the thesis is 30 credits. I'm wondering what could make someone fail his defense? In my thesis I mainly ...
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Are you allowed to copy text from your Master's thesis into your PhD thesis?

I wrote a Master's thesis a couple of years ago (which is available to view from my University's online service; so it's out there) and am now doing a PhD. Some passages from my Master's thesis is ...
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What is a 'Master's by Research'?

Someone has stated that they have a 'Master's by research'. Does this mean that their entire degree was awarded based on their thesis work? Or does it mean that they took requisite courses, but also ...
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What do I do if my part-time master's program is changed to full-time?

I am stuck in an unusual situation. I was admitted to a part-time master's program. The classes were supposed to be held in the evening and the expected degree duration was 6 years. After only one ...
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On-campus vs Online master's degree

In my country where I come from, online or part-time or even more, part-time online degrees are not comparable with on-campus full-time degrees. The difference in the value of the degree/diploma is ...
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Mechanical eng masters after Bsc mathematics [closed]

Is it possible to begin a masters in mechanical engineering having only a bachelors of science in math? If not, what other options for masters degree do I have?
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Can I pursue a Master's in the USA in software engineering after a Bachelor's in IT in Nepal?

Can I do a Master's in software engineering in the USA, because I've done a Bachelor's in information technology in Nepal? Software engineering and information technology are different majors, so ...
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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 [closed]

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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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? [duplicate]

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 ...