Questions tagged [masters]

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

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Is discovering a new (and noteworthy) branch of Mathematics not necessarily worth a PhD? [closed]

I'm currently enrolled for a master's degree in pure mathematics. My supervisor agrees with me that I discovered a new and noteworthy branch of mathematics (and rigorously proved the results). We both ...
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Is there a list of universities that cover graduate school tuition for teaching assistant/research assistant positions? [closed]

I want to attend a Master's program, but I do not want to pay tuition. Thus, I only want to apply to universities that can offer RA/TA positions which cover tuition. Is there a list of such ...
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Coursera and related readings to fill gaps when transitioning careers/studies/backgrounds

I've always had an interest in applying tech skills to improve the educational landscape. To do this, I've been building a video game to teach foreign languages as a side project. I've had positive ...
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Recommendation letters: how old can experiences be, and what happens if you don't have particular recommenders for the field

I'm applying to a Master's program in Cognitive Science in Education. My undergrad was in Business, Computer Science, and Chinese, and my career has been in business and software engineering. I've ...
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Master's thesis suggestions [closed]

I am doing masters in mathematics. Professor will give me some research papers and I have to read and generalize the contents of the paper. I have no idea of dissertation however, instructor will help ...
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How to approach research advisor after failing first semester of master's program?

So, I started grad school during the Sep 2020 session in lockdown. Within a month or two, I was struggling to reach deadlines for assignments of all the courses. I found the online mode of classes ...
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Applying to masters/PhD despite a bad bachelor thesis?

Summarized background: First of all, I personally love the environment of researching and this is something I want to pursue as an occupation. I undertook my undergraduate degree in the UK, and will ...
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Migrating from Mechanical Engineering to Mechatronics Career//At cross roads

I was 32 when I took a sabbatical from my job in India and decided to do Masters in Mechatronics in Germany. I have taken an education loan. now I have completed my papers with average grade(2.2) but ...
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How do you add two independent master's degrees to your name?

Assuming you add one master's degree (Master of Science) like that: FirstName LastName, M.Sc. What is a proper way to add two independent1 master's degrees (both Master of Science)? Do you just add ...
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Does a Statement of Purpose really matter for Graduate Admissions in 2021?

I'm International Student applying for technical courses to universities in the UK and the USA, this might seem like a frequently asked question but I'm genuinely curious in knowing whether a ...
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Should i contact professors before applying for Masters in Canada?

I am looking into sending out applications for M.Eng in Aerospace in Canada. I was wondering if it is necessary for me to contact a professor before applying as M.Eng is mostly project based and not ...
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IT specialist renewable energy [closed]

I moved in from another country to the USA just after graduating with a bachelors degree (agricultural engineering)from my country. On landing here, my dream was to further my career to a masters ...
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Master in Europe vs Master in US for PhD admittance

I am currently an European undergraduate Senior waiting on results for various Master's applications. I have applied to programs in both the US and Europe, my goal following my Master is to pursue a ...
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Low ranked master's before PhD

Is it a bad idea to do a Master's at a low ranked university before doing a PhD, if my undergraduate record is not strong enough for me to be admitted into a good PhD program out of undergrad? The ...
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Jobs with PhD requirements [closed]

There many technical focused roles which demand a PhD degree as a necessary qualification. Is it possible to access those roles with a Master's + work experience?
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Teaching high school before PhD

I'm considering doing a 1-yr MST program and teaching high school for a few years before I do a PhD. Setting aside the cost of the program, is this a bad idea? Reasons I'm considering it are to ...
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Can i Start a M2 Master in France with non completed MSC in Budapest?

I'm planning to apply for an M2 master in France, so long story short I did 2 years of Master MSC computer science in Budapest Hungary but I couldn't graduate because I failed to fulfill only 5 credit ...
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What is the difference between “FachHochschule” and “Universität/Technische Universität”, especially for master degrees?

I want to enter Germany for my master's and want to do Job there. I don't want to do a Ph.D. I am having a hard time choosing between FH and TU. My main goal is to do Job after my master's so which ...
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Is it advisable/sufficient to enroll and finish my MSc degree in an accredited private university in the same country with no ranking in Times or QS?

I have dropped out of 2 MSc in CSE programs because of my health issues and lack of proper math background. You can check the full story from my previous question. What should I do now to go ahead ...
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About to leave academia? [closed]

I am about to leave my university in the UK, however I still have access to services for the next few months. For some background, I initially did my BSc(Hons) at another institution, worked in ...
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Different area of post-doc after phd possible? / Drop out of PhD for Mres or not? [duplicate]

A post doc in an area that differs from my PhD? I am currently doing a PhD in fluid mechanics but want to do mathematical physics tbh. In another forum I got an answer about a user who had done a PhD ...
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Is it possible to do a part time MRes alongside a PhD?

In my university you are allowed to work 20 hours part time alongside your PhD. My PhD is in engineering but my background is maths and physics and I find the PhD relatively light work due to my ...
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Quitting physics master's degree for another physics MSc. degree due to family/financial-health reasons

I'm now enrolled in the first semester of my first year in Germany (ranked in the best 100 universities) and I haven't taken any exams yet, since there's still at least 2-3 weeks for it. I never had ...
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Finding it extremely difficult to get through with my Masters thesis. Stuck with a mediocre thesis

I am very close to finishing my masters and am finding it extremely difficult to get through with my thesis. Although my topic is relevant and interesting, nobody, including my supervisor is able to ...
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Undergraduate and Job Reference Letter for PhD Program?

So I did my masters in the UK, but I didn't build any relationships with my professors (I wasn't thinking I would be wanting to do a PhD later on). I only saw my thesis tutor once during my whole ...
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How much will a terrible freshman undergradate year affect academic future?

I wasn't able to attend university during my freshman year due to personal reasons, so I ended up only barely passing 1 class the whole year (didn't even show up for the finals for all the other ...
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Can I do an MS in CS in USA after a 5-year integrated MSc degree in CS?

I'm currently pursuing a 5 year integrated MSc. course in Theoretical CS in India. In my search online, a little under half of the 'top' universities in the US explicitly state that they won't take ...
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Is it possible to get into graduate school for math with a non-math UG degree?

I'm an undergraduate biology and chemical engineering dual major student. I recently got into pure math while I was researching patterns in biology which lead me down the rabbit hole of fractals and ...
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What can a international student do to stand out in a masters CS application (professional, non-research degree)?

I am a Undergrad student of CS in India (in my 3rd year right now). I will have to apply for applications soon. I am planning on giving the GRE soon also (sometime this year). Assuming my GRE/TOEFL ...
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History MA Thesis: Advisor wants my research sent to her

So, in my planning phase of my MA thesis in history, my advisor says I should have my research to her by X date. What does this mean? What does this look like? I asked her and she answered me with ...
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Why does my advisor / professor discourage all collaboration?

So I have had this advisor for about 8 months now. Literally all students in my department talk very highly of him: his previous graduate students (master's) have gone on to have successful careers in ...
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How should I insist to be the first author?

First, some context. I'm a MSc student and I'm going to defend my thesis soon. The current plan is to submit the results of the thesis in two conferences: a less relevant result, which I'll call A, ...
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Does a late reference letter to UWaterloo accepted? [duplicate]

One of my referees had to take an emergency leave because of a family death and because of that she would not be able to complete the recommendation to University of Waterloo(for MDSAI program) by end ...
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How to find an internship place in a different city than my university is?

Long story short: I moved to Germany to do a Msc in molecular biology. Since corona, all my lectures and exams are online. Because of financial reasons, I decided to move to a different city (Berlin). ...
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Should I send a second (but not consecutive) follow-up email?

By the end of the term, I am supposed to choose my MA supervisor. Normally, I agreed to meet her to confer on a possible common area of interest this week. On Monday, I sent her an email asking when ...
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How many different(but overlapping) master degree can one have?

Take an example, if I have a master in mathematical physics, can I have master of physics or master in mathematics? To make the the question more applicable to other, the question is, how many ...
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Reading Projects Listing in CV

So I'm a Physics undergrad about to apply for my master's. I'm currently making my CV and I was listing out the reading projects that I've done and was confused if I should: List out all the books I ...
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Can I use these letters of reference later?

I was working with some startups as their tech advisory and with some others as tech lead. But now I want to concentrate on my main goal, that is research. That requires me to work with researchers ...
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Do I have to disclose that I have a masters degree if I am applying to a second masters in an unrelated field

So I have a horrible GPA of 3.33/4 in Masters in Computer Science. I also have a Bachelors's degree in Computer Science as well. I was 21 years old when I flew into America to get a Masters's Degree. ...
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Is it bad to submit applications for two different degree programs in the same department of a same university?

I am referring to US graduate schools here. I am now having schools that I like very much, but I am not sure whether I can withstand the competition towards PhD admission so I am thinking about also ...
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Do undergrads need an Italian language certification to get into a master's program in Italy?

For international students, do applicants need to demonstrate Italian skills for most Master's programs (except of course the ones taught in English) in Italian universities?
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Having just started a Master's in Economics degree I am feeling ambivalent, how do I change paths?

This question is from a young person who feels a bit lost and who would like some career advice—and possibly some encouragement, too. I will try to be as concise as possible and get straight to the ...
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I have one bad grade on my transcript and I'm thinking of applying for MS CS programs at top US Graduate schools. How badly would my chances be hurt?

I am currently studying Computer Science and Engineering at a top Indian engineering school (IIT). However, I have a CD (5 out of 10) grade in one subject (System Software Laboratory) in one semester. ...
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Is it counterproductive to read very long text books during an MSc program?

One of the professors for my MSc in Computer Science told me that students should not read textbooks that have more than (around) 250 pages during the 4-month semesters of coursework. The reason is, ...
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Will trying to start a PhD late and after a gap of 4 years after my Masters, deteriorate my chances of getting admitted in a PhD program?

I am 30 years old now and I graduated with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering when I was 26. I have worked in the industry after I graduated, in 2 companies for one year each and then in 1 ...
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Asking for a letter of recommendation after only some days of collaboration

I plan to apply for a Master's degree at a new university, and I require three letters of recommendation to do so. At my current university, there are two professors I did seminars/my bachelor thesis ...
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Masters in Math degrees without requiring bachelor's in math [closed]

I did a Bachelor's in Economics, having taken several modules in statistics and econometrics and 1 in math. Now I'm very keen to do a masters in math or applied math, with the possibility to further ...
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How to plan my day? [closed]

I am a M.Sc. math student my head hurts badly dring first half of day and as day comes to end or let's say after 6:00pm I regain focuss. During the first half I think I can accomplish and do all task ...
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Possible to use exchange semester credits for master's degree at exchange university?

I am an undergraduate student from South Africa about to enter my fourth year of study in economics. Key to what you should know is that our (in South Africa) academic year starts at the beginning of ...
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How badly will a master's thesis plagiarism report affect my career? [closed]

This is a question continuation of this post: How to defend plagiarism in master's thesis. I want to thank all the people who helped me in the last post with their answers. In the academic committee, ...

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