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Questions tagged [masters]

Queries related to a master's degree, sometimes referred to as a post-graduate degree.

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Would it be beneficial for one to mention schools that already accepted him/her when applying for MSc programs?

I am planning to apply for the same MSc program at different schools. As of now I have only completed a single application, and that school has accepted my application. Would it be good for me to ...
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How do I ask a professor to contact another professor he knows to accept me as a Masters student *via email*?

I did research with a professor during my senior year (2017/2018) and we published a paper together. He wrote me a letter of reference for my grad school applications. One of the professors I'm ...
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MS from top university or PhD from less ranked university? (public health) [on hold]

So I've been accepted into a 1-year MS in Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia School of Public Health, but I'm pursuing a couple of doctoral programs as well. Specifically, there is a promising ...
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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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Is it possible to fund a part III course in Cambridge? [closed]

I'm a final year MPhys student(not at Cambridge but in the UK) and I'd like to attend the MASt part III course in Cambridge for theoretical physics(I want to do a PhD in theoretical physics). I ...
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How much does having published in high IF journals as an undergrad counts in the masters admissions process?

I expect to have at least 3 publications (2 as co-author and 1 as first author) at respected venues by the time I apply to grad school (Mechanical Engineering) and want to know how much can that ...
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Publishing master's research while in a different PhD program

I would like to ask about a situation when a research done as a part of a master's thesis at one institution is submitted for publication and published while attending a subsequent PhD program at ...
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Graduate Recruitment Weekend Lines Up With My Vacation

I have been invited to a graduate recruitment weekend for a school where I have applied for a Master's, and they are offering to pay my travel costs. Unfortunately, this lines up with a vacation for ...
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Blown up deadline and I choose a large bite to chew [closed]

For my master's thesis at a Greek University, I proposed to my supervisor to do end-to-end encryption of multiparty situations. I chose my topic because I had a plan for a post-master project and ...
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Will it to be tough to catch up if I missed 3 classes of 3 courses? [closed]

I lost my.passport before leaving for masters in the USA. I'm doing an engineering management degree and I will miss the first 3 classes of the 3 courses Ive enrolled in. How tough will it be to ...
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What is “fair game” for a Master's thesis in Economics?

I am a currently in an MSc program in economics, and I'll be writing my master's thesis in about a year. I have a variety of interests, including game theory, statistics, and trading strategies. I'm ...
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admission in UK university for Masters/ PHD program

I graduated with Computer Science degree from a Russell Group University(Leeds) in 2016. I managed to find my first job as a software developer 3 months after graduation. I am 2 years into my career ...
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Ph.D. studies in Management field after Masters of science in Mechatronics from German university

I am a student of masters mechatronics and during my course, I attended many elective management classes. I am even allowed to write my thesis in strategic management and I'm interested to continue my ...
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Switching from Computer Science to Historical Linguistics for Master's degree [closed]

I am a 19 year-old student in my second semester of my junior year of a Computer Science degree. I graduate in May 2020, but I would like to make the switch in postgrad to historical linguistics (not ...
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How to do a masters proposal?

Suppose that I have an idea "not fully developed" of course but a sketch somehow. If I want to convince an advisor by it and let him take me seriously. What should I do? My field of study is ...
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Will pursuing master degree increase the chances of Ph.D. admissions if​ the Ph.D.​ is in different field than Undergraduate is the goal?

I am a Pure Physics and Pure Math graduate. I wanted to do Ph.D. in Computer Science on AI. I am currently a research assistant on AI. if my undergraduate is not related to my area interest for Ph.D., ...
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What if I got an idea that has been recently published, should I invest time considering it?

I got an idea for my master's work but when I did some research it turned out that someone published it in 2016. Should I stick to my idea as maybe I can do some improvements or at least I can give ...
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Can I transition from 3 years out of school to a master's in computer science?

To erase any confusion, this question is geared entirely towards requirements and expectations of academicians. I am not asking for recommendations for universities or research topics, nor am I asking ...
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Contact professors whom are not listed on application

I forgot to include one of the faculty members who works in my area of interest in my application for grad school. Since I have not mentioned him in my application, does contacting him and requesting ...
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What does define the quality of the master thesis?

I have been doing projects nearly 1 year with my future supervisor. I think he knows me enough. We were talking about many topics for thesis. Among all the topics, he is in favor of one topic which is ...
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Email to a potential master’s supervisor, initially responded but no reply after I sent my transcript

I emailed a professor asking him to be my master's supervisor. He replied saying he is willing to meet me and asked me to send him my transcript. I have sent it and he has not replied yet after a week ...
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Is there a difference in perception between a UK and a US Masters?

I grew up in the UK and I have a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from a highly-rated UK University. However, for the past 7 years I have been living and working as an Engineer in the US. I am ...
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Applying and requirements for a Phd program

I am currently holding a diploma in computer science which is equivallent to a BSc. I have also finished my MAS (master of advanced studies) in economy, which was made up out of 5 CAS modules. Now I ...
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Should I do a doctorate straight after my master or work for a while first?

I have a BSc in Software Engineering, and I am now doing an MS in Software Engineering (taking more advanced courses and such). Once I am done with my MS I would like to do a PhD in a software ...
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Is it weird to contact a professor in foreign university for research internship opportunity if I am not a student?

I got a Bachelor degree few years ago and I have worked (non-research job) for few years since then. Recently, I would like to pursue a master degree in a foreign university but I cannot obtain ...
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Transition from Finance to Applied mathematics [closed]

Currently studying a Bsc in Accounting & Finance. During my studies if found an increased interest on subject such as Stochastic calculus, measure theory and mathematical analysis. I want to ...
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Revocation of Master Degree

I didn't give the dimensions of the machine that I designed in my master thesis. My supervisor said that you don't need to give dimensions and said that they are useless for a thesis: you don't make a ...
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Should I apply for a master in the US? [closed]

I am a CS student in Italy, about to get my bachelor degree. In the past few months I've been looking for some masters in my field (Computer Science with orientation towards Data Science) and have ...
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Could getting fired from a second job significant affect the likelihood of admission to a master's program?

I am applying to graduate school to work on a Master's of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) in the fall. I've been working for the past few years, and it's time to go back. When I first ...
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My masters project is very unclear, is it realistic to expect me to complete it successfully?

I am doing a masters in electrical engineering which involves a project done in association with a company related to the university. I initially thought this would be a good thing as I expected the ...
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Considering dropping Computer Science Master

Background knowledge about me: I'm 26, have done a Bachelors in Mathematics and now I'm in my 3rd year in my masters in Computer Science in Germany. I have found it very difficult in general to ...
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Drop out of PhD to do MSc

So, a bit of background: I went straight from my bachelor's to a PhD with the supervisor I had for my BSc. However, I have decided I'd like to instead do an MSc at a different university. My ...
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Letter of Recommendation for Business Analystics from Satisfied Client

I'm looking at MSBA programs in the United States and have the two recommended academic references lined, but should get a third reference slot open. Between my previous jobs I worked freelance and ...
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Can I cross reference in a masters application?

When applying for a masters degree, you usually have to submit your CV, a covering letter and a transcript. Do I assume that these three are usually read together, or do I need to repeat certains bits ...
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Plagiarism at its worst [closed]

A fellow student I vaguely know asked to see my assignments, I figured for format idea! She then took it and submitted it or them as her own! Professor wants to penalize me! Is it fair???
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Typesetting statement of purpose for a masters application

What is a good format to use for the statement of purpose on a masters application? I read that margins should be 1 inch (2.54cm). This seems to leave quite a lot of space on the page though. Should ...
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The professor takes me only if I continue up to finishing PhD. What should I do?

Education in my home country is very expensive and getting scholarship for postgraduate studies is not possible because I have a poor BSc (low GPA, no papers, etc). So I decided to study my Master ...
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funding for current Master's students in the USA

If one didn't obtain any funding before being admitted into a Master's program, is it hard to find funding in the middle of the Master's? Are RAs and TAs strictly reserved of PhDs? Any funding other ...
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Possibility of doing Masters in astronomy with only bachelors in CS

I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science & Engineering and currently employed in s/w industry in Pakistan, but have no degree in physics. For long, I've been interested in doing research in ...
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Is MBA really necessary to start/own a business? [closed]

I am currently an Embedded systems engineer with 2+ years of experience and Masters in Computer engineering. In future, Probably after 5 to 10 years I wanted to start my own company in the domain of ...
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apply for a Master's, already holding a PhD in a similar field [duplicate]

If one has a PhD in a similar field and goes apply for a Master's, will that hurt his/her chance of getting accepted? In the Statement of objectives, one can argue for some slight nuances between the ...
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Are PhDs in Engineering worth it for working in the labour market? [closed]

I am a undergraduate electrical engineering student in Canada. Programming courses aren't offered in our EE degree. So, to overcome this lack, I learned to program in Java, C++ and in Python by my own....
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To do another Master's, already holding a PhD

If a STEM PhD holder applies for a Master's in another STEM major, would this be an advantage or disadvantage in the eye of the admission committee?
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Attend conference without a published paper

What are the advantages for a new grad student to attend a conference without having a published paper?
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Unintentional Plagiarism in my Masters Thesis

About four months ago I graduated from a reputable university and received great feedback from the committee who judged my masters defense as well as my thesis. Prior to my defense, I was asked to ...
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Is an interest in the Philosophy of Biology a good reason to pursue grad studies in Evolutionary Biology? [closed]

I have always leaned more towards questions surrounding psychology, sociology, and philosophy but fate has me graduating with a BSc in Biology this year. Would it be smart to pursue it further more ...
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Studying in the UK for a Master's degree, still worth it?

I am an Italian student who is about to get his undergrad degree in Computer Science. As I look to further my education, I'm also looking at universities outside of my own country, also in the UK. In ...
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I got a B- in Math. How bad is that for Econ? [duplicate]

So the title explains why I'm posting. I'm a masters student in economics at a pretty prestigious university and one of the courses that you're required to take as a first year is called Math Methods ...
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M.Sc. scholarship in physics without B.Sc. in physics [closed]

Is there any hope to achieve M.Sc. scholarship in physics without B.Sc. If I only have B.Eng. in civil engineering and a high score GRE Exam? My B.Eng GPA is very poor. And if no, what can I do in my ...
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How much knowledge is expected of an MPhil applicant as compared to a PhD student, a postdoc or a research assistant? [closed]

A related question asks about differences in required background knowledge between PhD students, postdocs and RAs. This question asks about differences in the required background knowledge between ...