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1answer
177 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
116 views

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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1answer
58 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
178 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
48 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
77 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
227 views

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. ...
6
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4answers
305 views

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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6answers
2k views

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 ...
1
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2answers
300 views

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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3answers
163 views

How to increase my chance for being admitted to a PhD if my MSc is in a different topic? [duplicate]

I have a MSc degree in Computer Science from a well known university, but the problem is that my degree is, for example in Computer Graphics. Now I would like to study PhD in computer Science, but ...
3
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2answers
203 views

Apply for PhD before finishing my Master's degree

I am now in the middle of my master's degree and I plan to graduate in August 2015. I currently study in Germany and for most engineering students here it is common to finish the five-year program (3 ...
0
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0answers
72 views

MS after completing MSc

I'm currently in my 4th year of Integrated MSc. (Physics). In my institute the Physics dept. provides specialization in Material science and related fields. I'm interested to pursue Astrophysics. So ...
0
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1answer
150 views

What are the important factors to consider when choosing a Master topic?

I am a computer science, master student. As I am nearing the end of my studies, I am starting to weight my options for the final "thing", the Master thesis. I already had 2-3 meetings with some ...
5
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2answers
301 views

Physics PhD without a masters

I recently completed my MBA and have worked in the IT field for the last 7 years. I have an undergraduate degree in math, and have completed 3 physics graduate courses (mechanics, E&M, QM) as an ...
9
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1answer
159 views

publishing papers vs. receiving Masters/PhD

I'm a software engineer with several years of industry experience. If I got involved part-time in a research team and collaborate with them to publish several papers. Practically speaking what's the ...
5
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3answers
705 views

Life as a master student vs PhD student

There's something I am not able to understand. I'm a CS master student in Germany. Now I'm doing my master thesis. Before starting my thesis I had an image about PhD students which turned out to be ...
4
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3answers
800 views

Are Master's becoming required for USA PhD programs?

In the USA, many universities enroll PhD students with BSc degree. I think this is the classical scheme, which remained in the US universities. In many countries, it is almost impossible to enroll in ...
3
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2answers
177 views

Can a Ph.D. candidate at a US-style Ph.D.-only graduate school be admitted to a European doctoral course?

While most European doctoral courses require its applicants to hold master's degree, many doctoral courses in US often do not. In these graduate schools, by satisfying conditions set by the schools, ...
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3answers
1k views

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 ...
2
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1answer
136 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
92 views

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 ...
4
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5answers
504 views

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 ...
6
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2answers
490 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
199 views

another master's or PhD?

Here is my situation, I have obtained a MSc in Computer Science in Europe with some publications in the field. Actually I would like to follow PhD studies, but the problem is that a lot of them are ...
1
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3answers
442 views

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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0answers
105 views

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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2answers
172 views

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 ...
2
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4answers
304 views

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 ...
9
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5answers
2k views

PhD in Germany after Bachelors

Recently I have received an offer for PhD studentship in Biology from a lab in Germany. I have completed my Bachelors degree and I have solid 2 years of research experience with 3 peer reviewed ...
4
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1answer
226 views

Reasons to do MS before applying for US PhD?

I'm a Software Engineering (BS) graduate with first class honors, and I want to attend a US PhD program on artificial intelligence (international applicant). I know MS is not a prerequisite for a PhD ...
14
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5answers
861 views

Is it ethical to seek a PhD program if you suspect you may want only a Masters?

I'm considering a PhD or Master's in engineering in the US, and I haven't really decided which makes the most sense for me. There are many questions and answers here that mention leaving a PhD program ...
2
votes
1answer
184 views

Has anybody received any solicitation from Nova Press? are they a scam?

My adviser received an email from them if we wwere interested in publishing to one of their books and i was asked me to summarize my dissertation for publishing as a book chapter.They didn't ask for ...
3
votes
1answer
319 views

Can I be admitted into graduate school in the US without undergrad degree (if I have master degree)

I am considering getting a PhD or an MBA in the United States. I do not have a bachelor's degree, but I'm working on finishing a MSc in Computer Science from a UK university. By the time I'll be done ...
4
votes
2answers
260 views

Which Masters is right for me?

I am an undergraduate student in Canada doing a double degree concurrently, a B.Sc (Bachelors of Science) and a B.Eng (Bacehlors of Engineering) over 5 years. (8 years down to three at the price of my ...
2
votes
1answer
154 views

Applying to MSc vs PhD in CS with science background in US

I hold a BSc and MSc in physics and want to do graduate studies in CS. I did computational and theoretical research and thesis on quantum memories which are useful in quantum communications (not sure ...
10
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2answers
376 views

Mathematical academia (graduate studies) in Japan

I have just finished a BSc's degree in maths at ETH Zurich and I am now planning to continue with an MSc's and a PhD in Japan. My question is this: is it possible to do an MSc's at one university ...
4
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2answers
170 views

Advanced degrees in two subjects?

Perhaps it is too early to ask this, but I will go ahead anyway, to satisfy my curiosity. I am currently studying Arts in a University, aiming to get a BA Honours in English and German. If I went ...
13
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3answers
1k views

MS degree after a PhD in physics

I got my PhD in quantum gravity 2 years ago, not from a top university, publishing only 1 paper, no conferences. Couldn't get a post doc, and it has been 2 years struggling in the job market, teaching ...
7
votes
1answer
602 views

Advisor is moving. Issues with quitting PhD and settling for a MSc

I'm an international student. I have been in a PhD program in the US for 1 year and this is my second. My advisor informed me earlier this year that he is moving to another lower-ranked school. How to ...
1
vote
1answer
508 views

Does work experience help in (US) graduate admissions?

I have around 8 years of work experience. At this stage, the possible step is to go along management track. But, I am neither interested nor does it appeal to me. Thinking more on this, I have decided ...
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votes
1answer
229 views

How good are journal papers which ask you to pay x00$ to get published [duplicate]

I am looking to this journal -International Journal of Information and Education Technology and it seems they need 700$ to get my work included ,once it is approved.But is it a scammy journal .Has ...
1
vote
1answer
309 views

How to fund a 2nd master's degree (UK), or should I directly go for a PhD?

I will receive my master's degree soon. Even though it was a nice program, I found out I'm more interested in something else. Now, I'm thinking should I do another MSc (one-year) in the other field ...
-1
votes
1answer
238 views

How is a Masters different from the first two years of a PhD in the same field? [duplicate]

I'm interested in Neuroscience research but haven't quite made up my mind about what sub-field I want to specialize in. I think taking courses from various sub-fields will help me take a decision. ...
1
vote
1answer
256 views

Going for PhD or MS in research right after under graduation?

I have a bachelors degree in computer science and am going for PhD or research MS, but I do not have research experience. Can I expect to successfully obtain a PhD? What are the major problems faced ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Admission in research based Master's/Doctoral programme with a bachelor's from a low-ranked University in India

I applied in Master's programmes in Europe / Asia (mostly Germany) this year and most of them were rejected or are still pending. My GPA in the Bachelor's is 7.19 / 10 while my TOELF iBT score is 100 ...
8
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3answers
1k views

Is it Worth the Risk of Going into Debt for a Masters Degree Versus a PhD?

I realize that this sort of question has been asked before and I have read through some of the other threads but I figured I'd see if there are any more perspectives out there. I am currently a ...
-1
votes
1answer
227 views

When does a researcher become a computer scientist?

When do you call a researcher a computer scientist? Are Master degree holders computer scientists? Are Phd degree holders computer scientists? Is there a certain level of experience after which the ...
10
votes
1answer
640 views

How do I plan for my PhD now that I have graduated with a Masters degree without thesis?

A bit of background: I am an Indian citizen with an undergraduate degree in Electronics from India and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science (Funny, it is called ...
12
votes
3answers
294 views

Need help and advice concerning how to apply and look for grad schools

I am very new to this grad school process and currently overwhelmed to the point of tears. I graduated from Stony Brook with a degree in Sociology in 2010. I was also admitted to Alpha Kappa Delta ...