I'm in the process of completing a PhD and will be concurrently awarded an MS in a different field when I graduate (i.e., PhD in A, MS in B). While there is a fairly fixed format for the PhD listing (e.g., "In Progress" or "Defending YYYY") to provide relevant information for search committees, how should other degrees in progress be listed?

  • One specific note to my situation, the MS is in a completely different field so it is actually quite useful in the job hunt since it opens additional opportunities.
    – anonymous
    Feb 20, 2019 at 16:09
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    Clearly. They should be listed clearly.
    – JeffE
    Feb 20, 2019 at 20:29

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I would do something like this:

*Ph.D. Theoretical Junk, Enormous State University, 2019 (defending June)

*M.S. Useful Shiznat, Enormous State University, 2019 (May completion)

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