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

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Is preparing for a lawsuit a valid reason to defer an exam? [on hold]

An employer owes me wages and I have not been able to get them to comply without escalating matters. As a result, I have been preparing to take them to court, but I have an exam for my masters that I ...
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Impact of the Designation of the Recommender for a Workplace LOR for MS

I have 2 years of work experience in the CS field and am now intending to apply for my masters. Since I am a bit nervous about contacting my manager for a LOR (since I am not sure of the consequences),...
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Is my irrelevant field of work experience a negative when applying for higher studies?

I am currently working in TCS as an Oracle analyst. I did my bachelor's of engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. Now I want to pursue my Master's in the same field. I am planning to apply to ...
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How Credible Is An LOR Without A Letterhead for MS in CS?

I am currently applying for masters in CS. My undergraduate main project, which was later made into an IEEE publication, was done under the guidance of an assistant professor, who is currently ...
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Open university and admissions into a US Masters

Can a student with a bachelor's in engineering with very little chemistry take some courses in chemistry to get into a chemistry masters? How do US masters view courses taken from Open University, ...
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How Good Is A Recommendation Letter For MS in CS From A Workplace If It's Coming From A Mentor?

I have 3 years of work experience in cloud computing and virtualization and am intending to illuminate this in my SOP. With what degree of credibility will the above mentioned work experience be ...
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Does it make sense to get an LLM in preparation for “law school?”

Someone I know thinks he wants to go to law school and pursue a career in law. One way for him to "find out" is to pursue a one-year LLM degree after graduating college. He has two reasons for feeling ...
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Is there a lot of difference if I apply for Ph.D after completing M.Tech rather than doing M.S?

I am in India. Do foreign universities prefer M.S over M.tech? Will I be on a losing side if I go for Ph.D after M.Tech?
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How can I justify doing a second Master's in Mathematics?

I'd like to apply for a PhD in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics in Europe. I have a BSc in Math and a taught 1-year MSc in Applied Math (without thesis) both from top US universities. I have taken ...
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Can a master's student change their mind and look for a different project?

I am a fairly new Master's student (~3 months). A few weeks ago, my supervisor told me to work on project X. I reluctantly agreed to work on X because I was not able to come up with any alternatives, ...
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What should the purpose of a draft of a research paper be? [closed]

When writing a research paper draft, what should be the purpose? Is the goal to write the draft with the aim of producing a finished product but expecting that it may need changes? Or is the draft ...
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Can I enroll on a master's program in finance or economics with a management degree? [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. I am a undergraduate student who majors in marketing and I will acquire a management degree next year. I am going to apply for a master'...
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How to calculate a rough 'chance of admission'? [closed]

I am looking to apply for graduate programs for Fall 2019 and I am so confused about my chances of admission for different universities. I know it cannot be really calculated and there is no such ...
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My work is being used without acknowledgement

So I was helping a friend of mine out with his master thesis, as he had no idea about a specific topic in which I had a few years of industrial experience. However, he had no idea about what I was ...
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Language and supervisor issue at an international program abroad [closed]

First of all, I would like to apologise if this is in the wrong place. I have seen questions of a similar nature posted here before, and frankly I'm rather desperate right now, so this my best bet at ...
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Will the prestige of my masters program affect my phd application choices?

I am in the last few semesters of my bachelors, and I have been preparing myself for applying to PhD programs in mathematics. However, as I was sitting with my research mentor today, he informally ...
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Switching from PhD to MRes, taking a Leave of Absence, or dropping out of PhD due to mental health

If a similar question has been asked before, then I'm sorry; it's just that so far I haven't found much here or elsewhere related to the specifics of my situation. Maybe I'm not using the right key ...
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Admission for MS/Phd in Computer Science after BE/BTech from India [closed]

Should I go for MS/Phd CS (Masters en route to Phd) in USA? I'm very Passionate about research in my field. But I have very little to no research experience. But have done internship in my field of ...
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What should someone do if he/she found a very similar published paper to his/her thesis work?

Assume while someone writing his/her master's thesis, he/she found that there was a very similar paper to his work (90% similarities) 3-5 years ago? Does that make a problem and how to tell your ...
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Why are there barely any Masters programs in Pure Mathematics in the USA?

I was just wondering why most graduate programs in the US have no Master's programs. They mostly are PhD programs. Why is this the case? After obtaining an undergraduate degree from a Canadian ...
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Should I indicate that definitions are from an article?

In my master thesis I included some definitions exactly (just translated in French) like they appear in a paper because they are particularly well written and easy to read for someone who has never ...
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BAföG financial support for European students?

Are European students (Italian more specifically) entitled for getting the financial support BAföG to pursue an MSc Degree in a German University?
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If I got 1.0 for Master thesis in Germany, can it be summa cum laude in my CV?

I graduated and got an M.Sc. degree from a German university. I got a grade of 1.0 after my master-thesis defense. In this case, can I use "summa cum laude" on my CV?
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Grad school and pregnancy [duplicate]

I 'm planning to apply for Masters in Computer Science (Non-thesis). I 'm wondering if both, pregnancy and school, can be managed at the same time. Or is better to wait until I get my baby and then ...
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Depressed PhD student in USA, wanting to quit

I am an international PhD student in Industrial Engineering at one of the average university. I have completed one year of my study. I already have an MBA from India. So it made sense to do PhD as I ...
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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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Hypothesis incorrectly stated and submitted

I realise after submitting my dissertation lask week that I posed my hypothesis in the wrong manner. I posed them as I believe that X will not be a predictor of Y I subsequently went on with ...
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Should I include interviewees in my dissertation acknowledgement?

Background: I am writing a MSc dissertation in a technology/business-related topic. I interviewed 15 people for about an hour each. Each interviewee was given a choice of anonymity (e.g. tech-sector ...
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I want to do a masters in Biology, but I hate lab work [closed]

I have one year left of my Biology degree in the UK, and I want to do a masters. I love biology and I enjoy learning, specifically in cellular and cancer biology. However, I do not enjoy labs, I find ...
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Can a thesis not answer the research question and still be good?

I have written a thesis about applying some AI techniques to a simulation that my professor introduced. To make this happen, I had to implement a very large amount of software, because the simulation ...
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Expected issues upon graduating with a second Masters in Electrical Engineering after first Masters in Computer Science

I obtained MS degree in Computer Science degree some 7 year ago from a decent German state university. Since then I majorly worked in system software roles and occasionally embedded software and ...
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I have an opportunity to do internship at the cost of a gap in my academic year. Should I accept it? [closed]

I have just completed my B.Sc in Physics and I have a unique opportunity to do internship in my field of interest for more than 6 months. If I choose it, I may not be ble to start with my Masters' ...
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Experience on MMU Computing MSc? [closed]

I have a BSc Psychology degree (2:2), my goal is to work developing technology or software for people with disabilities (or just making tech more usable for all), I felt that the combination of ...
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How to search for relevant masters degrees in applied mathematics and/or computer science as an electronics engineering undergraduate?

I'm a second-year electronics engineering undergraduate student (at an Indian university) and have a growing interest in some interdisciplinary areas of mathematics and computer science like ...
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How to improve the language of my master thesis by myself?

I have written my thesis on my own (with my limited English skills) and I gave it to my supervisor to check it. He said the work is fine but the writing is a bit bad and I need to proofread it by ...
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What should I start doing to improve my prospects since deciding on an academic career? [closed]

So, I have had a year out to work and am now going to do my Master's degree in Computing. I have decided to fully embark on a career in academia. What can I start doing NOW that will help improve my ...
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Will past medschool failure history affect Graduate admission in Literature/Linguistic major?

14 years ago, I attended med school. After 6 years and chronic depression issue, I decided to withdraw from that program. This means I have an official transcript, but of course did not earn a degree. ...
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When should I start applying for a PhD program in the UK?

I am starting my MSc. this September (UK), and am strongly planning ahead and setting myself goals. Simply, when would be the appropriate time to submit my applications? My MSc is 12 months long and ...
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Ugly master's thesis but one great proof

I wrote an ugly master's thesis in mathematics. There were errors and I think it is not worth publishing. However, I managed to prove one theorem in a simple way that I have never seen before. I have ...
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How to defend badly graded master thesis?

My master thesis was the greatest sh*tshow that ever happened in my life. Fortunately I did manage to put it all together and submit it. After that I booked a defense date which is tomorrow. In the ...
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What is the difference between a taught M.Phil and a taught M.Sc?

I have a specific taught M.Phil in mind, which is definitely not a precursor to a PhD. In fact, strangely, doing a PhD after the course is discouraged since the M.Phil in question is more of a ...
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How to advertise the grad course that you teach?

I accepted an offer to teach a graduate course at the university, as an adjunct professor. This program has a minimum threshold for number of students signed up. In other words if not enough students ...
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Credit load for Grad courses vs Undergraduate courses for professors [closed]

As a professor I was wondering what others have experienced at the College/University regarding credit hours/compensation for teaching MA level vs BA level courses. This is for a Psychology ...
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The effect of a bad master's thesis on my future phd

Can I do a master's thesis with exploratory work without any results? It's like assume some hypotheses about certain data and testing them. If yes, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Can such a work ...
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In canada, my 3-year degree is a bachelor or an associated?

I'm taking a 3-year college in software development, and, where i live (Brazil) it's not considered a Bachelor (4 years, at least), but i dont know where my course fits in canada's classification, its ...
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Should I write a conference proceeding of my master's thesis work so far?

I'll be attending to a conference and do a poster presentation of my master's thesis work so far. What I'm concerned of is that my tutor wants me to also wirte a short report to be submitted as a ...
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Switching PhD programs after earning M.S

This fall, I will be a 2nd year PhD student in Microbiology. My ultimate goal is not to work in academia, but industry or government. After being a year in the program, I started to realize a masters ...
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Double major workloads? [closed]

I am entering Hofstra University this fall as a mechanical engineering student, and I am curious what the workload would be like if I took a second major in mathematics? To clarify my situation, here ...
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Citing propositions etc. in a master's thesis

So in my mathematics master's thesis I am mainly following a certain paper, trying to understand it and present it's results in my own way. Now for a few chapters in my thesis I am basing them off of ...
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type of experience required for masters

I graduated from university last year with a bachelors degree in Mechatronics Engineering. Good learning and GPA is quite good. I have planned to do a Masters degree from the US next fall with a focus ...