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can you get a PhD in an area you didn't do your masters thesis? [duplicate]

My BSc thesis was on general relativity MY MSc thesis was going to be on modified theories of gravity and cosmology, in hope of pursuing a PhD in this area or similar one day. I know replies are ...
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Is it possible to get admission to masters for theoretical physics with a bachelors in electronics engineering? [duplicate]

Can I get into masters for theoretical physics without having a bachelors in physics or maths? I have a bachelors in electronics engineering, and I can get a recommendation from the physics department ...
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want to Pursue Phd in Philosophy? [duplicate]

Want to pursue a PhD in Philosophy, but my Master degree is in Fine Arts (Painting). I want to know how likely will I be considered for the program? I have art history and Aesthetics, as my theory in ...
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Pursue a PhD in a different field than MSc [duplicate]

I have recently obtained a MSc in Molecular Biology with research on viral gene expression. It has been a long interest of mine to work on stem cell biology and neuroscience and I am wondering if it ...
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How undergraduate research area affects Ph.D. admission chances?

I would like to do a Ph.D. in CS and I will start doing research as an undergraduate student soon, and I will be applying next year (December 2014) at good (say top 15) US universities. My problem is ...
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Will a self-designed major lower my chance of acceptance for graduate school?

I am in the process of designing a major. However, I am worried that using a self-designed major can make an application look bad. As it stands, this potential major is about 70% computer science ...
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When changing fields from undergrad to PhD, which department should recommendation letters come from?

I am a physics undergrad who has worked with profs mostly on areas in Quantum field theory, string theory. However, my interests have changed slightly over the areas, and now I want to pursue a PhD in ...
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Choosing PhD advisor in a field different from your undergrad research?

I am applying to grad schools now, in physics dept. I have been doing my undergrad research on high energy and astrophysics. But recently I have started to gain a lot of interest in condensed matter ...
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Are the Master Program & Certificates I am about to embark on relevant to my career & academic plan? [closed]

I have a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, I'm 27 and I currently work for a leading world organization. However my heart is somewhere else. I aspire to be a scientist, so a masters and a PhD are ...
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Should I drop a course to prioritize self-studying out of class with the risk of having taken too few courses for grad school

This may be an unusual question: I have soft question on how to finalize my course plan in my senior year. Here's a brief background: I am an Economics and a Mathematics major who has been taking a ...
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Want pursue phd in Machine Learning but having a networking background [duplicate]

My situation is similar to but not same as -UG different field than phd Please skip to edit 2 below if you want to know the problem in short. Details Talking of my career so far, I completed ...