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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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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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I'm Really Worried About My Letters Of Recommendation (Mathematics/Computer Science) [closed]

I completed a B.S. in Mathematics in the USA with a 3.6 major GPA. 1.) The strongest LOR I have is from a lecturer with a PhD in 2010 that I took two applied Statistics courses with. They're graduate ...
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I wish to do my MS in US or UK [closed]

I completed my MSc in food science and technology in india. And now i want to do my MS in food science and nutrition in US or UK. Is it possible to do MS after MSc?
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EQUIVALENCY DEGREE IS ACCEPTABLE OR NOT? [closed]

I have done CMA from ICMAP (Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan). A professional certification in the field of business. I have obtained equivalency degree of Masters in Commerce ...
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Advisor threatens to resign as my advisor in my 4th year in a PhD program [closed]

Edit My PI is threatening to resign as my advisor in my 4th year in a PhD program, after passing candidacy. I have already accepted he does not want me to get a PhD even after passing candidacy, as ...
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Toefl Score Validity - At application time or Time of start term Fall 2019 [closed]

I am in middle of my application process for Masters of Science Computer Engineering in US Universities. I appeared for toefl on 10th June 2017 and scored 106. I have submitted my application at ...
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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 ...
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Can you be working remotely on your PhD thesis of another country and then enroll and get a master/PhD in US at the same time?

A friend of mine has finished his courses needed for his PhD. He's just working on his thesis now. He can do that remotely. He's coming to the U.S. for his wife to study. During this time, can he ...
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Is it possible to gain admission to an engineering master's program without an undergraduate engineering degree? [duplicate]

I tried to search for this and could not find it. This is my first stack exchange post so go easy please. Here is my situation. I have an undergraduate degree in economics from a top tier economics ...
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How much emphasis should be put on GitHub reputation in a computer science MSc application?

My undergraduate major was not computer science, but civil engineering, and I took five computer science courses in college. I worked as a software engineer for five years after I graduated, but not ...
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After completing a Mathematics degree and an Electrical Engineering degree, is it possible to pursue a master in Physics?

I am currently studying Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor in Mathematics. I'm interested in theoretical physics, and I wonder if it is possible to pursue a Master degree in theoretical physics ...
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Q: What should I do if suitable Professor for my thesis research is completely booked?

I plan to make Master Thesis with the topic around Energy Storage System and PV, unfortunately the suitable Professor in electric power system does not have time to be my advisor. I will use Matlab ...
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Is it reasonable to write the major part of my statement of purpose on machine learning for masters in data science?

I am an aspirant for masters in data science and I have mentioned in major chunk of my Statement of purpose about machine learning and my past experience with it. Is it okay or not ?
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Graduate Admission Application

What does this question mean in an application for MS: "Do you have partial funding for your graduate education? " or "Do you have full funding for your graduate education? "
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When is a not updated software considered deprecated in the academic world?

Currently I'm writing a thesis in Computer Science for which I need to introduce and compare several open source tools that are available for performing a certain type of testing (mutation testing) on ...
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Official Transcripts From Indian University

Most of the US graduate programs I'm applying to require official transcripts sent in a sealed envelope from the issuing university itself and not by the candidate. I visited my registrar office and ...
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Missing One Pre-Requisite Course for MS Application in USA and Canada [closed]

I have a Masters Degree in Chemistry, India. I'm applying for MS in Data Science for Fall of 2019 in Canada and USA. I have the Pre-requisite Courses in Algebra, Calculus and Programming. ...
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What does 30 credit hours mean in case of dissertation?

I have just got an offer letter from the University of Malaya for MSc in Software Engineering. It is a 42 credit hours course. 12 credits for courses. 30 credits for dissertation. I am confused with ...
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how to stop working for other people's thesis?

Last semester, I took a course with my supervisor and he assigned me a project. This project is part of one of his student's theses. I did the project and passed the course. Later, I was asked to ...
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CS Associate's degree in Brazil: go straight to master's or get a bachelor's first?

I am 23 years old and finishing my associate degree (3 years part-time) in Computer Science. I've been thinking about pursuing a career in academia; I've started to do research and got a paper ...
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Thinking about grad school for computer science. How to talk to my old professors now?

I am considering grad school for CS now after graduating my undergrad in 2014. I have been working for the past 4 years and it has been fine, but I feel like I might need a more complete education in ...
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How can I complete the prerequisites for MS in Computer Science? 2019 application [duplicate]

I have gone through: Similar question asked 4 years ago but this person had a lot of experience. My Background: I am currently pursuing my bachelors in electrical engineering. I wish to pursue my ...
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Asking professors’ help on proposal

I am applying to a master program. The application requires a pre-proposal for a project that is relevant to scholarships. Although I have a specific topic to write my pre-proposal about, I am not ...
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applying for PhD [closed]

In one of the PhD positions I found recently, this is requited: master thesis (or a link to the thesis). my thesis is not in English. should I translate it completely or only the abstract would be ...