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Questions tagged [graduate-school]

On schools that award advanced academic degrees, such as masters and doctoral degrees. This tag is mainly for questions about the structure and organization of a graduate school or the fundamental experience of being a graduate student. Do not use this tag for questions about research in graduate school (use [research] instead), coursework in graduate school (use [coursework] instead), gaining admissions to graduate school (use [graduate-admissions]), etc.

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Is there a difference between Top Tier and Second Tier graduate programs in Mathematics regarding tenure track?

I am unaware if this question has been asked anywhere on StackExchange before. However, I would like to know what is the major difference between a top 6 and a top 10 graduate school in Mathematics. ...
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Funding with PHD +MS admission

I have completed my BSc in physics and now doing my MS in my country(Bangladesh), but I want to do PHD/PHD+MS in USA with decent funding (RA or TA). I know In a PHD level, funding may be available, ...
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Professor not responding email about his grading, do I have to email again?

I received a failing for a course; however, one of my project (which worth around 10%) was not graded. It is possibly due to my late submission (one minute late). Previously many of his students ...
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Is there a case to be made for adjusting how academic semesters are scheduled in North America? [closed]

From my limited experience, many universities in North America with two-semester (full year) type schedule has the following timeline, Semester 1: Early September - Late November (or Late August - ...
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regarding a graduate program research methods course

To whom it may concern, I am a graduate student in my didactic year of physician assistant school, and am currently taking our research methods course. Normally our course was spent the way most ...
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Getting into a US PhD programme for math after an Indian MS [closed]

I studied math as an undergrad in India, and after two years away from the field, have decided to come back to it. I am interested in learning more about pure mathematics, and am interested in the ...
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Should I report someone that acted against the university policy about diplomas and transcripts?

Background: The graduate school in our university, which is a public university in the US, has a policy about international students and their original diplomas and transcripts, which may be written ...
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When does the grad school classes begin [closed]

I want to know that when does the classes for grad school begin in US universities. Is it divided into two like summer and fall as i have seen in the websites of universities or does it have a ...
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TOEFL or IELTS - Which is more likely to be substituted for the other? [closed]

English is sadly my only language even though my parents and majority of my relatives are bilingual, and I completed my bachelor's and master's in a university where the medium of instruction is ...
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Issue about continuing PhD and sue university [closed]

I started my CS PhD from 2013 and changed my advisor last semester. My new advisor is in the electrical department and has an affiliation with CS for advising CS PhD student. Although I passed my ...
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How to ask my professor to assign a paper to publish?

I am a masters student. This semester I had a course with my supervisor. This course was not directly related to my thesis. During the term, the professor assigned me an in-class project (which was ...
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what's happening with PhDs.org [closed]

I used to check PhDs.org for info on PhD programs, but for the past few months, the site hasn't been working. Anyone know a reason for this?
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Entering a program you don't want to finish? [closed]

I am an aspiring mathematician but I am depleted/ malfunctioning (as alluded to in my previous post What do you do to keep mind sharp?). Thus I am not in any position to begin a graduate math degree. ...
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Graduate School Advice, very conflicted

So I have just recently graduated with my undergraduate degree. I had a really great undergraduate career. I started off pretty roughly in undergrad due to family issues but was able to then grow as ...
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Discontinuing Masters Program in Coursework after census date [closed]

I am planning to discontinue my studies due to health and financial reasons.Will I be able to get a job after this? I have good programming skills though.
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B.S. in Electrical Engineering a “Professional Degree”?

You always see those education checkboxes where you pick your level of education; i.e. you have high school diploma, some college, associate, bachelor's, masters/professional, then finally doctorate/...
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Stay in Institution or Move to a new institution [closed]

Last time I reported that I had failed my qualifier and now have been asked to leave. In that time, I have done the prep work to exit out of with my masters with a presentation for my Masters work ...
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Trimester percentage 22% due to an accident. How to explain it to employers? How will it affect internship and job opportunities?

I am an international student currently pursuing my Master's program in Computer Science that follows the trimester system. Before the beginning of the trimester, I had an accident but I decided to ...
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Email to a potential Phd advisor: how to make a research proposal if you don't have one? [closed]

I'm a third year Physics & Mathematics student, and I want to work with a specific advisor. I have read almost all the related questions in this site and this blog post. However, almost all of ...
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What should I reply to graduate office?

I have applied for a PhD position with scholarship where the assessment is still going on(I will get the result on November). I have only applied in the projects where a bachelor degree is the minimum ...
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High paying job versus Master's Degree. Short versus long term [closed]

I am from a country where this is quite a decision. Whether or not to get a job right away graduating is something most engineers, like myself, fear. I just graduated and I couldn't get a job so far ...
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3.8 GPA in Major, 2 F's in non-major classes [duplicate]

I am an international student at a US university with a major in Physics. I am applying for PhD in astrophysics/gravitational physics fields. Until my sophomore year I was a Computer Science major ...
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I withdrew from my graduate program and have a 3.6 graduate gpa. Can I apply to another university? [closed]

I withdrew from my graduate studies due to academic bullying from a professor I would continually have throughout the rest of my graduate studies. I was given F's and C's in classes taught by that ...
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Graduate Studies Scholarship Application [closed]

I am working on a scholarship application, and am worried the achievement section is a little sparse. It asks: ACHIEVEMENTS: SUMMARIZE IN CV STYLE - AWARDS, PAPERS PRESENTED AT MEETINGS/CONFERENCES, ...
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Differences between subfields of biology related to mathematics?

My undergraduate studies were in the area of applied mathematics and statistics and I am interested in doing postgraduate studies in the area of mathematical biology. But when I looked into different ...
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Who will be my final adivsor? [closed]

I am presently a third year graduate student. I am currently being supervised by professor A. Recently, I am co-supervised by professor A and B. Now professor A decides to leave, and if I graduate in ...
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Which university is better for math graduate studies, Leiden University or University of Copenhagen? [closed]

I am interested in algebraic geometry and number theory. And hope to apply for a doctoral degree after the master's program. Is there anyone that could provide me some advice? I would like to know ...
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Do I have a chance to be accepted for a political science master's despite a low CGPA?

I'm studying political science. My CGPA is awful at around 2.95, however, my GPA for the last fall, winter, and summer semester for my 3rd year have been 3.3, 4.0, 3.8 (I did really bad in first and ...
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Chances of Getting into Neuroscience PhD program [duplicate]

I have a 3.46 overall gpa ( I'm retaking organic chemistry, so it should be closer to a 3.6 or a 3.7 by the time I graduate) and a 3.7 in my Biology major. My gre scores are pretty shoddy, not gonna ...
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Low gpa, but plenty of experience: Neuroscience grad school chances? How can I improve? [duplicate]

I am a Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) undergrad student at UC Davis. I am taking my last year and a half (with 5th year) of classes. I transferred to UC Davis from UC Santa Cruz for my ...
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Is it practical to pursue AERO-MS in Europe?

I have an affinity for Germany, and I've heard a lot about the growing value of international experience, so I'm entertaining the possibility of applying for an MS at a German institution. However, I'...
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Direction to university level instruction [closed]

I am a senior in computer science and I have tutored courses in Math and CSC/CIS for the past two years and I enjoy it and studying research (aka reading industry evaluations and research essays that ...
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Professor asked me for draft of letter of recommendation,what should I do? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of discussions about this topic in this forum and I read all of them but my situation is slightly different. I took a class with my professor and I worked in his research lab ...
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Public University - How to get competent help?

I recently went back to school at a local public University. I'm not sure how to approach getting help (from any department, admissions, registrar etc.). I understand they're state employees (I've ...
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VERY bad GRE score — subject test in English literature [closed]

I desperately need help. I am applying to PhD in English and I am applying to the top ten programs in the USA. Generally, I have very good chances, because I am working with very well-known ...
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Will one “F” keep me from grad school? [closed]

I am a third year undergraduate Computer Engineering and last summer I tried to take a course while occupied with a full-time internship. Due to a work conflict, I missed an exam and failed the class. ...
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i'm 23 years,high school dropout ,looking for a second chance [closed]

i'm from morocco,23 years old,dropped out of high school and i got into freelancing,but now i want to go back to school (school based in canada or europe "overseas"). which type of programs would suit ...
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For the average pure math US PhD program, what are essential topics after basics topics of complex analysis, abstract algebra and topology? [closed]

In short: Why don't we have the answer as "just the topics in the GRE" simply because the GRE is meant for applicants to average pure math PhD programs in the US, or is it not? if more than half of ...
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I have credits from three different graduate programs - can't i combine them into one degree? [closed]

I started seminary - 6 credits Elementary education - 12 credits Human Services - 9 credits Is there a single "degree" I can combine these into or a university that will accept all the credits to ...
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Some people publish great ideas in grad school, others are not [closed]

While reading certain papers, I come across great ones, presenting truly new findings, and not re-inventing the wheel or doing minor changes to other works. I seriously find it hard to believe that ...
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What should I do to make it to a top-ranked graduate program given my current situation? [duplicate]

I am from an elite non-IIT school in India (one of BITS Pilani/IIIT Hyderabad/NSIT/DTU). I've just finished my third year, and after taking courses from AI and ML related fields, I realized I am ...
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Will a master's in math from the University of Vienna help or hurt my Ph.D. prospects? [closed]

My end goal is to become a professor of either mathematics or philosophy. I haven't made up my mind which. Thus, I plan to get a master's degree in math, specializing in logic, in order to continue my ...
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Professor requiring volunteer work

I am in a US graduate program and our professor has made a requirement that we have to participate in a program called VITA. It is a volunteer tax aid program for low-income individuals. As a ...
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1-year professional masters at excellent school or 2-year research-oriented masters at great school? [closed]

I am new to this site. I did my undergrad in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. After taking three years off to work off a government scholarship, I have been accepted to CMU's 1-year ...
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Is simulation a necessary part of writing a research paper? [closed]

In fields like machine learning, where the validity of your solution is measured on the basis of the accuracy of your model, it is important to have a simulation i.e. write and run code to implement ...
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Being asked to take up a part-time status [closed]

TL;DR I want to maintain full time status for now but my department is asking me to switch to part time status, I'm not certain that is a good idea since international students need to maintain a ...
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In general, at the Master level, is the concentration Applied Maths easier/more practical than other branches of “Pure Maths”? [closed]

I'm choosing the direction for my graduate study. I like Maths, but have limited exposure to different areas of it. As I've only just finished my Bachelor, I can't say for sure what my strengths are, ...
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what is the difference between a Research question and a research Hypothesis? [closed]

Is it a must in a research paper when you have four research questions, their must be four research hypotheses?
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What should a graduate student be doing in the summer? [closed]

What should a grad student do during summer?
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How do I ask for a better grade?

The prof did not mention his grading scale in this syllabus. I got A- with 94. The School usually set the A scale to be at 93. But the professors always have the right to set his own standards (e.g. ...