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Questions about institutional recognition of academic progress, such as master’s or doctoral degrees.

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Degree in Philosophy at Mathematics department? [duplicate]

I saw some tesis that, for me, look as paper of Mathematics and, indeed, are from mathematics' department. However, the name of the course is "degree in Philosophy". There is any explanation ...
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It is worth to get a bachelor degree in education? [closed]

What can I do with a bachelor degree in education and what are the pros and cons of getting a degree in education?
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What is the difference between the MBA and EMBA?

Somewhere I found Executive MBA degree program. How this program is different from regular Master of business administration, and which one is better program?
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What universities (especially in the USA) prohibit or restrict duplicate advanced degrees? [closed]

For example, University of California - Berkeley says The Graduate Council views academic degrees as evidence of broad research training, not as vocational training certificates; therefore, ...
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Is a 4-year part-time bachelor’s (honours) degree seen bad for a job compared to full-time? [closed]

Is a 4-year part-time bachelor’s (honours) degree seen bad for a job compared to full-time? Is this degree in business from Institute of Public Administration (Dublin, Ireland) considered good in the ...
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Are Non-US bachelor's degrees equatable with US bachelor's degrees when applying to law schools in the US?

Most law schools in the US require applicants to have bachelor's degrees (used here and throughout the question to refer to a typically 4 year college degree) - usually on topics related to law such ...
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Which university's diploma certificate is the most aesthetically pleasing? [closed]

I read this quote from a user forum that says "The nicest-looking diplomas usually come from diploma mills" Hence this question: which university issues diplomas that could typically be considered ...
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how should I describe my status in job applications? I have just passed my PhD oral defence

I have passed my PhD viva voce and submitted my revised thesis. Currently, I am waiting for my degree to be conferred which will take one to two months. How should I describe/introduce my academic ...
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I reported cheating in an online exam and now I am scared the professor is going to blame me

I took an exam online and immediately after the exam typed in the programming question on google to see if there is an answer out there so I have an idea if I did well on the exam. I found on Chegg ...
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Ethical reaction to fake academic degree claim. (Unfinished PhD)

Let's assume a hypothetical context where someone figures out that a given businessperson's claims to have a PhD from a prestigious university are not true. The person in question was enrolled in a ...
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If I am enrolled in Bachelor's degree taught in English, Can I in the future continue with Master's Degree taught in different language?

Is it possible?, do Universities recognize the knowledge you have and believe in your billingual skills in the field that you are studying, or is it completely not being acknowledged, and require you ...
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Is a PhD degree from a European university considered equally valuable as one from the US?

I earned my PhD in continental Europe. Except going to a few conferences outside Europe, my network, collaborations and events were all in Europe so I was pretty much living in a European bubble. I am ...
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Can research publications or paper acquire University credit? Or a degree?

I've seen and been with people with a master's degree that haven't gone to any Universities. They acquired a degree by submitting a papers correspondingly to their field of interest. How is this ...
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Qualification prior to highest degree

What does it means if someone asks the qualification prior to highest degree ?
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What does ‘content’ as part of a degree mean?

I have just received a letter of recommendation from my supervisor from two years ago, and in it, they* present me as ‘M.Art.Content’ (magister artium [?]). Searching online for various key words + ...
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Is there anything called “quality of PhD”?

I heard the term "Quality of a PhD" many times. People says that "Quality of a PhD" determines the usefulness of a PhD degree and the employ-ability of a PhD graduate. My questions are: Is there ...
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Is a Bachelor's sufficient to claim being an “engineer” in countries with Engineer's degrees? [closed]

Here in Peru, a Bachelor's degree recipient can do an additional thesis to earn an Engineer's degree to be recognized as an engineer. Some Bachelor's degree holders have been calling themselves ...
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Am I pursuing a “degree in” or “of computer science”? [closed]

On my profile, I described my career status as: Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Temple College. Is using in or of the correct preposition used in an academic setting?
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My MRes will be unclassified - will this make applications outside academia less competitive? [closed]

I have just graduated 2.1 in a bioscience subject and have been offered an MRes / MSc(Res) (masters by way of research). I really want to do the MRes because I want to test my aptitude for research, ...
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If someone would have obtained two MSc degrees from the same university , how do you put that on a business card?

If someone would have obtained two MSc degrees from the same university for example MSc politics from UCL and MSc international relations from UCL too, how do you put that on a business card?
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Should I write my name with an already gained bachelor title in another bachelor thesis?

I am writing my second bachelor thesis for a completely different degree and don't know if I should put my name with my already gained title(B.Sc) onto the title page. I live in a country where even ...
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Can a degree be revoked for minor misconduct? [duplicate]

I was wondering how possible it would be that, after graduating, the university would investigate a minor misconduct during college. By minor I mean, if found guilty the worst punishment would be / ...
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Why transcripts instead of degree certificates?

I've been offered a few adjunct teaching positions recently, and the colleges have said that degree certificates don't count in verifying my credentials and that only academic transcripts are ...
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Should I focus on my grades or on finishing my degree on time?

I am doing an 5-year Integrated Master's degree (3-year Bachelor + 2-year Master) on Physics in Europe. Aiming for a thesis in Quantum Computation/Information. I am currently on the 4th year and have ...
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Dates on degrees don’t make sense – will people care?

I got my bachelor’s and master’s from different universities in different countries: I enrolled for my master’s overseas when I hadn’t officially graduated undergrad yet, despite having done the ...
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Do details of my undergraduate title matter?

I'm a third-year undergraduate student yet to experience the graduate world. Currently, with the course choices I made, I can choose between two degree titles, namely “BSc Mathematics” or “BSc Applied ...
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Getting a degree quickly while already having years of experience [closed]

I am a software developer with 5 years of professional experience and 5 years of freelance experience. Prior to that, I taught myself programming since I was a kid. I have no degree. I was able to ...
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What is the function or role of a propaedeutic diploma (in e.g. The Netherlands)?

I recently came across the term "propaedeutic diploma" in the CV of a Dutch academic. According to Wikipedia, it's a diploma given for successfully completing the first year of university study, and ...
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To become a professor in anthropology, can I get my PhD from a university in the UK and still have it be on the same level as a PhD from the US?

So ultimately I want to become a professor in Anthropology, but I want to get my degree ASAP. The UK has degree programs that run 3-4 years and the US its mostly 5-7. Are UK PhD programs, especially ...
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Where do they keep record of graduated students?

I'm wondering if it is possible to find out if someone is graduated from a University. Like, I could write on my CV that I graduated from Harvard, but then how can you prove it? Suppose I'm an ...
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How much does the PhD degree name matter when landing in a job?

I am considering doing a PhD in a great lab/with a great advisor (and already convinced the PI). But I got in another program rather than the supposed program with the name of my subject of study, e.g....
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University is not issuing me my convocation certificate [closed]

I completed my bachelors in Engineering in Aug '16. It's been more than 2 years I haven't received my convocation certificate. Every time I go to university to ask about my convocation certificate the ...
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How should I state my MS degree in my CV when it was in practice a joint-program?

The title of my master degree certificate says that I obtained M.Sc. in "Control engineering", but half of the courses I took during my master belong to machine learning (computer science), and even ...
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How to add self-study workload in the ECTS credits?

I'm applying to a Master's program in "Mechatronics", in Germany. One of the program requirements is a ECTS credits form for some specific fields. According to the university I'm applying (Tuhh) the ...
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Should I worry that my bachelor's degree will be revoked because I only completed half my internship hours?

This happened in 2016. In my college where I got my bachellor degree (no thesis required), one of the requirements to get that degree is to have 600 trainee hours at a company. The company send a ...
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Who determines data manipulation, fraud or honest mistake? [duplicate]

I did a study using a company's private data in the mining sector, but I forgot to include some data in the analysis. If someone tries to do my experiment again and find different results. Would that ...
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Are theses perfect? readers opinions on honest mistakes? (whatever degree)

I used to have a big concern for a little statistical mistake in my thesis (which wont be published), and now I have overcome that fear. During that time of fear, my parents told me that all the ...
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Can my university revoke my degree after it was granted due to (corporate) data having changed?

I did my thesis using corporate data (I used to work there, they don't give their information freely or sell it), data is from 2009 to 2018. I collect the data, analyze it, everything normal. However,...
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For astrophysics grad school, is an undergraduate major in “astrophysics” better than “physics with astrophysics focus”? [closed]

I’m currently a high school junior who wants to major in a math field or physics, and possibly astrophysics. At the moment, I’m looking at Notre Dame as an option for college, but they don’t have an ...
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Skipping MEng to go straight to EngD or PhD from BEng

Generally, the "standard" path of further educational progression in the UK is: Bachelor's -> Master's -> Doctorate. However, I've been doing a BEng part-time whilst working full time and as part of ...
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After completing a Mathematics degree and an Electrical Engineering degree, is it possible to pursue a master in Physics?

I am currently studying Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor in Mathematics. I'm interested in theoretical physics, and I wonder if it is possible to pursue a Master degree in theoretical physics ...
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Doctor of Design (or Other) as PhD Equivalent, Future Risk

From another question regarding Doctorate equivalency, I found the link to this wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doctoral_degrees_in_the_US I have a few questions that are ...
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Can a university revoke one's degree for his minor misconduct?

I don't mean misconduct that will make him get expelled or miss his academic requirement. He will have received sanction like making an apology or suspension for a month if the university finds it out ...
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Can a university revoke my degree for not attending classes?

I have a 60 hour work-week due to work/school/commuting/homework, so I've had to make sacrifices -- usually this is attendance of mindless gen-ed classes. I'm worried that the university may revoke my ...
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What's the difference between a degree in Mathematics and in Mathematical Sciences?

I'm considering degrees (in England) and I noticed that Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences are separate. What is the difference? Is it the case that one subject is a sub-subject of another? Would ...
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Do some universities not give paper diplomas to their PhD graduates?

In this forum, there is the following question: How can I find out if someone really holds a doctoral degree? This question is about verifying someone's degree. In the comments to the question, in ...
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What degrees are higher than a PhD? [duplicate]

The answers and comments to this question along with the wikipedia entry suggest that the DTech degree is "higher" than a PhD in the UK. This is the first time I've heard of an academic ...
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Do international politics, language, and local culture affect recognition of research degrees?

Take a look at this subject-wise QS Ranking (CS/IT). We see that Shanghai Jiao Tong University is sitting on the 46th place, Lomonosov Moscow in on the 49th place when Delft University is between 51 ...
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How much preperation is required for GRE

I am a student going into my 4th year at a Canadian university. I am pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, although in the last 6 months I have taken up programming and have been working this ...
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What is the difference between Ph.D, D.Sc, D.Litt, etc.?

Is there any difference between Ph.D, D.Sc, D.Litt and the similar degrees?

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