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

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Is pursuing an Master at another institution while being a PhD student prohibited in general? [closed]

Are PhD students prohibited from pursuing a Master degree from another institution?
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Would it make sense to get an academic reference from a former student for graduate school?

I graduated from law school (which confers a bachelor's degree in my country) a few years ago. I then switched to tech soon after (as a software engineer), and now I'm thinking about going back for a ...
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m.tech degree and it's syllabus which lost its edge 15 years back [closed]

I was mostly eligible even without an m.tech for a Ph.D. as it was not a necessary degree for an MCA candidate. now currently I am doing m.tech so that I can pursue a Ph.D. degree. Now after the first ...
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Is it advisable to work on something your thesis advisor *isn't* an expert of?

Context: I'm looking for an advisor for my master thesis in holography, and I've received some interesting proposals that include "the necessity to be able to use numerical methods to solve ...
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MS or PhD with publication records?

I have an above-average undergraduate GPA (7.5/10.0, top 20% of my class), but it is not exceptional. I have top scores in all my labs, but my written test scores are all over the place. However, I do ...
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Even if I already have a master's in clinical psychology, can I apply for another master's in another field of psychology in a different country?

I have received my education in a back to back format, school then bachelor's and immediately after that, master's in clinical psychology. Currently I'm working as a school counselor. It sounds lame ...
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Degree for Quantum Computing Career [closed]

If I would like to work in Quantum Computing, is there any (UK) specific Bachelor, Master, PhD Degree should I apply for? Would it help at all if I do Maths and Statistics for Bachelor (and do Quantum ...
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My master’s defense was cancelled with no clear reason. How can I deal with this?

I have been doing my master thesis in Germany for the last six months and submitted my thesis this week. I kept in touch with the supervisor while I was writing the thesis and the result was ...
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Am I taking the purposes of seminars too seriously?

I'm a grad student pursuing to Master's degree. My major is Applied Mathematics. Here I call my advisor Mr. Iggy. (Not the real name) The branch of math that Mr. Iggy researches is Algebraic Topology. ...
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Does not having yet completed my master's thesis decrease the chance of acceptance for a PhD position?

I had a PhD interview (bioinformatics) a month ago. I was a master student during the time the interview happened and I am still a student. During the interview I was asked when I officially want to ...
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Having problem in getting LOR for higher study because of my corrupted undergrad thesis supervisor

I am an engineering graduate in Bangladesh. During my undergrad thesis, my supervisor took students for working on a topic that was for the first time in our department but he didn't help any of his ...
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My advisor wants me to put his name as the first author but he didn't have math contribution

I am in a masters program (mathematics) and I have written a paper with my supervisor. My supervisor taught me the whole general procedure of finding papers to start with, methods of research and ...
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What is the point of questions asked in a mathematics master thesis presentation by the professor?

A student working on a master thesis in mathematics will have to present it at the end of the semester in front of the professor. The professor will ask several questions during the presentation, what ...
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Would it be necessary to justify in my SOP, a course which I had withdrawn?

Our university has the option where a student can withdraw from a course within the first month from the commencement of the course. This would lead to 'W' grade and is generally not equated with a '...
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Approaching a teacher outside institution for MS thesis guide

My institution allows me to pursue MS Thesis with a teacher from any other institute, I have interest in a topic and want to do my thesis in that. There are many researchers in different institutes ...
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Being a reserch student of some professor that I am not officially a student at their university

I am very much interested in some specific subject in mathematics that there is no professor in the whole country of my residency working or knowing about that subject. I am a first year masters ...
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Grad School Failure and Drop out

During the end of my first year of grad school we have to take a comprehensive exam (I am majoring in Microbiology and Immunology) Due to personal problems I failed my exam, now I get to retake it but ...
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Can MOOCs help me improve my profile for an MS in Computer Science? [duplicate]

I wish to apply for an MS in CS in the United States or Canada for Fall 2022. I am from non-CS background (engineering physics) and currently work as a software developer. I had programming experience ...
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Master Thesis for electrical engineering project

My master thesis is about doing an an upgrade/update of a previously created circuit board. I need to basically redo the whole thing because the new upgrades complete changed the board. Now I know ...
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Is it still possible for me to get into a master's program in a quantitative field? [duplicate]

I am about to be a junior this Fall in college and I currently have a 2.6 GPA right now. I also don’t go to a very popular college and it’s located in the city. I have low grades and I am thinking ...
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My university is listed on Anabin as H+ but my degree is not listed

I already submitted my application to a MSc in Germany. Today I received an e-mail from the university telling me that they can not find my degree in the database in Anabin, so they cannot know if my ...
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How, and what to expect when switching fields (from bachelors to masters)?

Just context, you can skip directly to the question at the bottom should you wish to. I'm currently on my 4th out of a 6 semester pure mathematics Bachelors. My grades are 4.0x-ish out of 5, which is ...
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How can I pursue my intellectual ambitions in physics (specifically quantum foundations) without favorable conditions? [closed]

I'm in a bit of a tricky situation and I'm not sure how to proceed forwards in accomplishing my goals. I think I am a bit of an information addict especially in regards to physics. I can't stop ...
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Can I send my thesis to an internship I am applying for when it has not been published yet?

Is it okay to send my MA thesis for an internship I'm seeking to apply for (they asked for it among other documents) even if the thesis is not published yet?
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Development of IoT device for an MS Electrical Engineering thesis [closed]

Is it a good idea to design and develop an Internet of things (IoT) device instead of investigation of a theoretical research problem for an MS Electrical Engineering thesis? Majority of the MS ...
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Does Math research experience help when applying to Electrical Engineering Masters?

I am a second year electrical engineering undergraduate student. This summer, I found an opportunity to do research with a math professor, can this help with both math and electrical engineering ...
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How to identify potential advisors for a masters program in the US

My apologies if this question is asked elsewhere or is extremely trivial, but I couldn't find a satisfactory answer anywhere... I am currently a math major (US university) in my junior-year, looking ...
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MS incoming student: How to convince my department to give me financial support? [closed]

I am an international student. I have received a MS admit (Fall 2021) from X University (USA) in Y department (STEM). My initial application to this university was for PhD, but I got a reject for PhD ...
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Does it make sense to pursue two master's degrees?

Quick background: I am currently pursuing two master's degrees, "Data Engineering and Analytics" from TU Munich and "Computer Linguistics" from LMU Munich. I am in my second ...
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What is most gracious way to exit a doctorate program?

I've made an internal decision to leave my doctorate program of 3.5 years. The reasons are many, but the major one is that I have realized that I don't need a doctorate to fulfill my career dreams, ...
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How usual/feasible is it for European universities to accept PhD candidates right after their bachelor's degree? (computer science field)

I am nearing the end of my bachelor's degree and wish to know what my options are for continuing. Optimally, I would be able to immediately pursue a PhD, but I get conflicting information on the ...
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Keeping the same supervisor/thesis topic upon transferring to MSc

I am currently a second year PhD student going on to a third year. I have made the decision to transfer my candidature to masters instead. I would like to ask the following: Do people usually switch ...
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Can I get a masters degree if I drop my PhD?

I am an undergraduate right now, looking to apply to Grad schools. I am just confused about the kinds of degrees offered by graduate schools. Some state they have a "M.S, M.S/PhD, and PhD" ...
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Should I mail my advisor concerning his attitude towards me, and possible re-use of my ideas by a colleague?

I have been doing some research for my masterthesis. I had a supervisor for this task, who was (to my opinion) quite harsh and unhelpful in his feedback. I pursued it nevertheless, and continued on ...
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How would graduate studies in Japan differ from those in the US, specifically for mathematics?

I have decided to make an academic transition from Electrical and Electronics Engineering into Mathematics after graduation. Although my first degree is from an Asian country it is a well accredited ...
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Can I have the same project as another master's student (same experiments and results) and we both write two different theses? [closed]

I am currently doing a research thesis with another master's student and we both are designated the same project by the same promotor and we work together through every single experiment that we did. ...
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Re-did my experiment, how to properly mention it?

After doing and evaluating my experiment/model, I decided to redo it (changed some small things based on the results of that experiment), because I believe that this new way would give me even more ...
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Emailing Professor Regarding Availability? [duplicate]

I'm trying to inquire professors regarding whether they accept masters students for graduate research assistant and I'm having trouble phrasing the email. If anyone could take a look and provide ...
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How can a person switch from Arts to STEM?

A person (30-35 y/o) has an M.A. in History and drives Uber. Now, he wants to study M.Sc. in CS/CSE in Canada for better employment. What/how would be the pathway to accomplish that in the shortest ...
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Is a Masters year 1 in France the equivalent of a UK Masters?

I am currently in the final year of my undergrad degree in the UK. I would love to do a year-long master's in France. I have realised their masters are two years long. Would it be worthwhile doing the ...
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Is a PhD in a small university in a small country restrictive for an academic career abroad?

I am located in a small European country and studying computer science in one of its Universities, admittedly not the most prestigious one. I am set to finish my undergraduate degree at most a year ...
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How are UK undergraduate Master's degrees (MMath/MPhys/MEng) perceived in the US for graduate school admissions?

In the UK, it is possible to do either a 3 years long BSc degree or a 4 years long MMath/MPhys/MEng degree. Both types of degrees are considered to be undergraduate degrees and it is likely that the ...
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Transferring out of a Masters

I am planning to complete a Masters in Physics (thesis based research) at my undergraduate institution after being rejected during PhD applications. I feel like this will bolster my research ...
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Stuck completing master's thesis

I started to my master thesis in a company in March, it's a new design project about the product they produce. First month was just spent on the getting all the information, technical drawings and ...
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Masters Qualification after PhD?

At the moment I am at the initial stages of my PhD, but there is a masters program (M.Sc) I love to follow after my PhD. Question 01 Is it possible to do a Masters Degree (M.Sc) after a PhD Question ...
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No rec letters from subject area of master's application

I have a minor in the subject I want to get a master's in (CS). Core courses, all excellent grades. I have a major in math. If I get all 3 of my recommendation letters from math people (or possibly 2 ...
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Which one matters more - grades or qualifications - for admission to post-graduate study in Germany? [closed]

I'm looking into applying to study abroad in Germany after my Bachelors (majoring in Statistics). My question is: which of these hypothetical candidates would have a higher chance at receiving a ...
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Masters Research versus Undergraduate Research

For PhD programs, do admissions prefer Masters' research (in the case where student focuses more on research / thesis due to less course load) over undergraduate research, in general? Or are they on ...
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Master's Research Thesis vs. PhD Thesis

What are some differences between a Masters' Research Thesis versus a PhD Thesis for STEM fields? From program websites, I learned that a Masters thesis is not as "rigorous, broad, deep" as ...
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Is this level of citation acceptable in a dissertation?

Please can anybody reassure me that I am okay. I have been so distracted thesis that I’m behind in my revision for my finals. Never once in my project did I take credit for something that wasn’t mine ...

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