I joined "X" university (US) for my PhD to work with a specific adviser (Y). For 3 years, I prepared my background to work in Y's area (through education and research exp.). But now Y says that, "I am not sure if we can work together. I am not saying no but I can not say yes too."
During my admission process, Y told me that we can work together. And I made my decision based on this promise. Since everything worked out well, I did not feel the need to approach other faculty members from the department. But as a result, now, I am without an adviser. And Currently, my department is trying to patch me up in areas that are completely new to me.
This situation has forced me to start thinking about my options and I came across following queries,
a) should I graduate with a 2nd masters degree?
b) since I want to gain my PhD, do I need to explain my 2nd masters in my statement of purpose?
c) is 2nd masters going to raise red flags while being considered for the PhD admission in new university?
Any advice on (a), (b) & (c) will be really helpful. Thanks in advance.