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

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What are the acceptance rates of universities in US for Masters in Computer science? [closed]

What are the acceptance rates of universities in US for Masters in Computer Science ?
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Company name in SoP

I am applying for an MS in CS in USA. Is it fine to mention the name of a company in the SOP? Eg. I want to work on exciting problems like the xxx Project in xxx company or yyy Project in yyy company.
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Poor College Grade on Statement of Purpose (SoP)?

I am applying to master's courses in theoretical physics. I see that good grades, especially in foundational courses, are important when it comes to having a good application. I have had good to great ...
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What things must international students take care of while writing a Masters SoP for a US drama school?

I am only looking for tips on how to best direct my SoP in the right direction so as to not digress and stay on point with my material.
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Confused about how to show research done while applying for MS thesis option

I will give a little bit of background, I have been working in a space and defense based startup for around 30 months now. I have been involved in a lot of hands on research and have done many ...
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Professor didnt respond for months and master thesis failed

I am writing this message here for my friend who is... having some of the most stressful months of his life as I can see. The story from the beginning, my friend is studying in a university in germany ...
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Is it necessary to justify every single choice in a proposed method with concrete data?

I'm writing a master's thesis about a novel method. It is a multilayered algorithm with very large number of configurable parts and parameters. Furthermore, it involves machine learning and big data, ...
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What's the best way to handle massively over-promising on a research project?

I am complete a CS research project as part of my program requirements. From the summary description of the project it seemed to tick all the areas I have expertise in such as database, storage, and ...
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Will applying for a masters in the same/similar field where I did my postgraduate diploma and a postgraduate program a problem in German Universities?

I have read that doing a master's in a similar field and then applying for the same master's elsewhere will weaken an application. However, my case is slightly different. After doing a BSc Industrial ...
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How are MS and MA programs in Mathematics different?

Most graduate programs in Math only offer a PhD program, but some provide either an MS or MA in Math. Are there any significant differences I should be aware of between the two, or are they ...
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What is the difference between bachelor's, master's and PhD? [closed]

What's the basic difference between these degrees? Who might choose one versus the other?
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Are graduate Math programs that use the quarter system more difficult?

It seems to me like 10 weeks per course may not be enough time for some graduate courses if they are not developed carefully. Do colleges using the quarter system like Dartmouth or UC Irvine have ...
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Engineering Masters vs an Engineering double degree

I'm currently trying to figure out what I want to do next year in Uni and I've come up with two options that both interest me. And just for further information, I am Australian, just in case that may ...
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Is it mandatory to get professional recommendation letters from my current employer?

I wish to apply for a masters in computer science in the United States as an international student. I have around 3 years of work experience in 2 companies. It is difficult for me to get any ...
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What physics background is necessary for pursuing a PhD in Mathematical Physics? [closed]

If I wanted to do research related to the topology and geometry of space or their applications in quantum mechanics or general relativity, would it be possible to do that from a Mathematician’s POV ...
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Is it a bad idea to apply for MSc and PhD in the same department?

All in the title -- I really want to join the PhD program, but I'm considering "hedging my bets" in case there aren't enough spots or the stars don't align by applying to the MSc program in ...
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Childhood "story" on my master's SoP?

I am currently preparing my applications for various theoretical physics/physics master's programs in Canada and Europe. Canadian institutes typically require you to write a 1000+ words SoP. Now I am ...
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How good is an 18 month Masters in Computer Science?

I have plans to apply for a Masters in computer science in the United States as an international student. I see that some universities (Stony Brook etc.) have masters program which can be completed ...
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Can i get letters of recommendation from a senior software engineer?

I plan to apply for an MS in computer science in the United States. I am unable to get the recommendation letter from my manager and thus would it be fine if i take the professional letter of ...
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How hard is the comprehensive examination based masters in Computer Science? [closed]

I wish to apply for an MS in computer science in the United States as an international student. I see that some universities (UC San Diego) provide either a thesis track or a comprehensive exam track ...
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How to finish a thesis where none of the experiments worked out?

I am writing my Master Thesis in Computer Science and am quite desperate. I have been experimenting with a new set of mathematical tools my advisor has done research on. In the last three month, the ...
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Should I talk about courses I plan to take before starting graduate school in my CV or statement of purpose?

I am applying for graduate schools in Math and I was wondering if it is okay to talk about what courses I plan on taking this Fall and next Spring before the beginning of Fall 2022. Should I talk ...
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I noticed my thesis model is valid only for a specific case, and I've already submitted my thesis, what should I do? [closed]

I accidentally used settings that are not so common (for example, putting a real model of a system in space), and did the whole analysis on that setting. The analysis itself is correct on that model, ...
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Finding a classmate to achieve access to academic learning process and connection for non-registered learning enthusiasts [closed]

I will probably not be accepted to the Master of Cognitive Sciences program this year at a university in my country, but I don't want to lose my passion for learning and waste my time. So, I made an ...
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Doing second master's degree on same subject vs applying for PhD without supervisor's letter of recommendation

I have finished my master's in mathematics from an UK university with a first class distinction. I have always wanted to do a PhD in mathematics. But my supervisor is saying that the recommendation ...
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Any suggestions how to deal with stress if stuck while working on master's thesis? [closed]

I am doing my master's thesis in Physics and I am stuck already for a quite bit. What I mean by "stuck" is that I am trying to implement something completely new to the analysis of my ...
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Frustration with machine learning and deep learning research

I am doing a M.Sc. in artificial intelligence (AI), and I am collaborating with a computer vision company in a deep learning (DL) research project that will eventually become my master thesis. ...
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Should I put "Research Assistant" as my position on my CV if I'm a MS student?

I'm a post-grad MS student doing my thesis in a lab. Should I put this on my resume/CV or leave it out? If so, how do I word it?
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What is the difference between a bachelor's and master's in nursing? Should I do the latter if I already have a college degree in a different field? [closed]

I have a B.S. in business already, and I have seen some schools offer accelerated paths to becoming a BSN if you already have a bachelors. I have also read that some schools allow you to get into a ...
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Acknowledgements chapter of master's thesis

Hi due to the pandemic and my supervisor not using skype or zoom etc, I ended up writing my master's dissertation by myself. I had 2 meetings with him and we exchanged about 6-7 emails in total. I'd ...
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How should I ask my Supervisor for a reference letter?

I am a stem cell biology masters student in Japan and the lab I am in is a good lab. However, I have had struggles with my day to day life here in Japan. I find myself sad and even get depressed from ...
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Is it possible to go from a non-thesis MS to a PhD?

I graduated with my B.S. during the pandemic and decided to go directly into a non-thesis Masters in Earth Science. I want to pursue a PhD, however I am unsure about my eligibility without having ...
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How to pursue PhD after getting a low GPA (and no research) during my undergrad in India?

I am from India, and I would like to pursue further education (maybe even a Ph.D.). I've messed up my BE degree (in Computer Science and Engineering) by getting consistently low marks from the second ...
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Questions about masters admission in Canadian universities [closed]

I currently have a 1.96 CGPA due to me failing some first year math courses. But, all but one of my third year/fourth year courses have been either a 3.7 or a 4.0 GPA. Unfortunately, I took a third ...
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Is it legal to translate my own Master's thesis? I wrote my thesis in my native language and now I am applying for PhD programs in English

I already finished my Master's degree a while back. Now I am applying for Ph.D. programs and a lot of them require some academic publication, and since I only have a Master's thesis I don't know If I ...
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Add supervisor on social media [duplicate]

Is it weird to add the master's thesis supervisor or have any contact/like their posts etc on social media if the supervisor is a PhD student? What about after they finish their PhD?
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Publishing a non thesis article

I would like to ask to you about a topic that has been on my mind right now. Before publishing my master thesis, I want to publish a non-thesis article and use it in my thesis and I want to cite ...
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Is there a path to publishing if you're outside of academia, specifically with a master's?

I'm graduating in a few months with an M.S. in Economics. My program required a thesis, which took a bit longer to write than I hoped for, but I've done it, passed the defense, manuscript approved. My ...
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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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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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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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