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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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What to do after BCA(Bachelors in Computer applications)? [on hold]

Pretty much this.I am confused between doing MCA or to go for a job.MCA seems a really huge course(3 years) and sounds like a risky path.Also, if I have a great knowledge of cs,can I get into product ...
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Transitioning from experimental to theoretical research after masters

I just graduated last summer and currently have a chance to do a research masters in applied physics in North America. The proposed project is very experimental in nature. My ultimate goal is to earn ...
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Ask for a recommendation letter from a teacher in the university I'm applying to

My situation is a bit unusual: I plan to apply for a second Master's degree in a foreign university I did an exchange semester in. It is pretty well-ranked compared to my current one. The Master's is ...
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Is it rude to change universities/supervisors after already indicating research interest with a current supervisor?

I am currently an undergraduate student studying in an area of mathematics and am planning to apply to do a masters research degree next year. I have been doing research with my supervisor who works ...
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How to restart an assignment after a long break?

I usually work on an assignment in a continuous flow. I study Philosophy, so I have to read and write a little every day. I have recently shifted place and it took a whole two weeks gap. Now that I'...
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Time out of Academic Environment (Mathematics) [closed]

Earlier in the year, I applied to some graduate school master's programme in the US and have received a few offers last week. My goal is to obtain a PhD. Ultimately, I have two options. Take the ...
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Applying to US Phd Programs while doing a UK Master's

I recently received a conditional offer from UCL in MSc Advanced Neuroimaging. I'll be completing this program through distance learning (meaning that I won't have to physically be present in the UK). ...
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How closely is Electronics and communication engineering related to computer science?

I'm applying for my masters in the field of computer science. I observed that most universities in Europe ask for a degree in computer science or a related course. I want to change my field from ...
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Do universities mind study delay when reviewing your application?

I have been getting good grades for the last 1.5 years for my bachelor (physics), therefore I have been considering applying to a more renowned university for my masters. Lately, I have also put ...
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Accepting a scholarship for masters just to get the money and fund a future masters

I have been offered a scholarship for a masters in theoretical physics at my home university, the scholarship covers the fees along with a decent stipend but I would rather pursue a masters in maths ...
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How old can references or sources in a thesis be?

I have read that references in scientific papers should be no more than 2-3 years old, since such fields move fast, and no more than 10 years for arts or related fields: A good rule of thumb is to ...
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Can I develop software that solves a problem as a Master's thesis?

I have designed and developed software that solves a problem (In healthcare if it matters) for my master's degree, and I'm having some doubts about whether it could be considered an actual research to ...
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How can I write a thesis if my master's program does not offer it?

I am thinking of one day doing a PhD in the area of counselling psychology in Canada, however my masters program does not have a thesis option and having done a thesis is a requirement it seems for ...
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Is it a good idea to do Masters in multiple subjects rather than doing a PhD?

Suppose, someone already has a Masters in CS/EE. Say, he wants to work with Robotics. Is it a good idea to do a 2nd/3rd Masters-by-research in Robotics rather than doing a PhD in CS/EE (concentration ...
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MSc project in ML/Computer Vision - substantial achievement [closed]

What would be a valid/substantial achievement in a Masters project (~30 pages, 4 months) in Computer Vision/Deep Learning? Obviously it is not enough to just take an existing model (e.g. Mask R-CNN ...
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Working remotely in the summer (MSc)

I'm considering moving back in with my parents over the summer to save money on rent. I would still be able to commute to campus at least once a week (4 hours each way, but I can nap on the ferry ride)...
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Should I quit Master's after 2 months into the program? Please help! [closed]

I completed my Bachelor's in Electrical engineering last year in a foreign country. I already had a job pending in that country when I finished but due to visa concerns, I would only be able to start ...
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Masters in software engineering or CS without computer undergrad [closed]

I would like to get a masters in software engineering or CS. From what I have read I think software engineering would be a better fit. Or it could be a GIS program that is heavy on coding. History ...
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Second master's degree in order to get PhD [closed]

I originally applied to a Sociology PhD program and instead was offered a spot in their Sociology MA program. I already have an MA in Soc from another school, so it seems redundant for me to get a ...
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Master thesis: emails to a dissertation supervisor

i have finished all my classes and now I should start my master thesis. But first of all, I need to write an email to prof. and ask him about the available topic for the master thesis. How to write ...
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Doing a master's degree after PhD. Is it advisable? [closed]

I have a Master's degree in Materials science and am soon to finish my PhD in computational materials science. I am fairly well versed in programming (python, MATLAB, FORTRAN), linear algebra, ...
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Is it helpful to tell a university that I have admission and scholarship from another university?

I have got an admission letter with full scholarship (i.e. covering tuition fees, living expenses, etc.) from a top university X (ranking under 50) but I want to take care of my grandmother who is not ...
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Do people still have to write thesis after finishing their master/phd? [closed]

I know that the thesis is needed when doing their master. But do people still need to write a thesis when doing research as a past-time? What if they just want to publish an article but not thesis?
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MS Thesis in a Non-Thesis Program

I'm in a joint BS/MS bioinformatics program. In a few months, I'll graduate with my BS and finish my undergraduate thesis. After that, I'll have 12 more months as a non-thesis MS student. My program ...
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My adviser wants to be the first author

I am working on a paper after finishing my Masters. I did all the lab research and writing of the manuscript. My professor was only involved to guide me throughout the research and read my writing and ...
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How to accept admission to graduate school

I have made my decision on where I want to attend grad school (for a Master's program) and I am ready to accept. My admission letter was attached in an email, and there were no instructions on how to ...
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Applying for a heritage master's course as an Architecture student: What should I emphasize on my CV? [on hold]

I am applying for a master's in Germany, and while i was writing the CV, I couldn't find any section where I can emphasize Heritage related stuff. It is obvious on my transcripts of record that I'...
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Application for master's course: should my motivation letter include my contact?

I am applying for a master's program at a german university, and as my whole application includes a CV (with my detailed personal info and contact), should my motivation letter include my contact at ...
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What is the expected time commitment for a part time Research Master's Program?

Let's say I get accepted to a Master's Degree Program in Applied Mathematics with a Research Thesis component. If I take 1 class a semester for 6 years and work on my thesis each semester, what could ...
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Pros and cons of supervising master's students as a postdoc

I'm an American postdoc working at a university in the UK, working in a mathematics department. I am planning on applying to jobs in both the US and UK, including smaller places, and SLACs. I have ...
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Failed my professor months ago, not sure what to do now

About 8 months ago I was about to graduate university and was trying to figure out what to do with myself then. A professor asked me if I wanted to do my masters with him and I said yes almost ...
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Do CS PhD admissions consider the time it took to get a degree?

In my case, I have the option to either extend my Bachelor's or get a Master's before applying to PhD. Since both options will take the same amount of time, I am concerned that the admissions ...
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What are some good practices for a supervisor?

I just started co-supervising a master student and I was wondering how people approach supervision. I tend to follow what worked for me but not everyone is the same, so I'm not sure if what I'm ...
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German masters CV: Should the “education background” have detail of courses studied?

I am applying for a heritage master's program at the Brandenburg university of technology, while i have an architecture degree. I did some research and found that CVs should focus mainly on education/...
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How should I state my MS degree in my CV when it was in practice a joint-program?

The title of my master degree certificate says that I obtained M.Sc. in "Control engineering", but half of the courses I took during my master belong to machine learning (computer science), and even ...
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Over-qualified candidate for a master programme?

Yesterday I had an interview with a professor. She was trying to show me that I am a over-qualified candidate for the master program... I asked her would it affect my chance? She told me she wouldn’t ...
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Is it bad to apply to multiple master/PhD programs in different universities?

I have heard that it is impolite and improper to apply to a masters/PhD program and ask more than one professor at that university to be your supervisor. In other words, when you apply to a single ...
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Include rejected paper in Masters application?

Is including the manuscript of a rejected paper (without claiming that it has been published or mentioning any rejections) as a supporting document in my application ethical / would it in any way ...
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Two masters simultaneously?

I am from Germany and about to finish my second bachelors degree (two different fields). And am now considering options for masters studies. Now i know that in Germany i can study two masters ...
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Including proofs of known theorems in master's thesis

I am currently writing my master's thesis in computer science. In my topic, I had a lot of papers to read and my main result relies also heavily on some theorems from especially one paper. In the ...
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How can I explain my grades?

I am studying Masters in one of the top IIT in India and looking forward to apply for Phd, and here I got a problem. My institute follows relative grading. Faculties are allowed to assign grade ...
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Would it be beneficial for one to mention schools that already accepted him/her when applying for MSc programs?

I am planning to apply for the same MSc program at different schools. As of now I have only completed a single application, and that school has accepted my application. Would it be good for me to ...
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How do I ask a professor to contact another professor he knows to accept me as a Masters student *via email*?

I did research with a professor during my senior year (2017/2018) and we published a paper together. He wrote me a letter of reference for my grad school applications. One of the professors I'm ...
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How to add self-study workload in the ECTS credits?

I'm applying to a Master's program in "Mechatronics", in Germany. One of the program requirements is a ECTS credits form for some specific fields. According to the university I'm applying (Tuhh) the ...
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Is it possible to fund a part III course in Cambridge? [closed]

I'm a final year MPhys student(not at Cambridge but in the UK) and I'd like to attend the MASt part III course in Cambridge for theoretical physics(I want to do a PhD in theoretical physics). I ...
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How much does having published in high IF journals as an undergrad counts in the masters admissions process?

I expect to have at least 3 publications (2 as co-author and 1 as first author) at respected venues by the time I apply to grad school (Mechanical Engineering) and want to know how much can that ...
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Publishing master's research while in a different PhD program

I would like to ask about a situation when a research done as a part of a master's thesis at one institution is submitted for publication and published while attending a subsequent PhD program at ...
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Graduate Recruitment Weekend Lines Up With My Vacation

I have been invited to a graduate recruitment weekend for a school where I have applied for a Master's, and they are offering to pay my travel costs. Unfortunately, this lines up with a vacation for ...
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Blown up deadline and I choose a large bite to chew [closed]

For my master's thesis at a Greek University, I proposed to my supervisor to do end-to-end encryption of multiparty situations. I chose my topic because I had a plan for a post-master project and ...
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Will it to be tough to catch up if I missed 3 classes of 3 courses? [closed]

I lost my.passport before leaving for masters in the USA. I'm doing an engineering management degree and I will miss the first 3 classes of the 3 courses Ive enrolled in. How tough will it be to ...