I am a recent grad & my main goal is to do a Ph.D. in Computer Science, but I have some interest in math and physics.
I recently found this Masters in Science program offered by a very reputable university in the US. It looks nice to me because I get to do a Masters to strengthen up my PhD app and also take classes in other topics that I want to learn but didn't have the time for in undergrad (like quantum, analysis, topology, etc.). But, it seems a little weird to me:
- It is only one year. Most universities have master's programs that take 2 years.
- If I understand correctly, you can take a random array of classes. This seems kind of ridiculous to me (even though it's what I want). I never knew that there existed these general-studies-like Masters programs.
Am I correct to find this weird? Is this program comparable to other 2-year degree-specific Masters? Would completing this program help me get into graduate school for computer science?