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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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Is it appropriate to mention lack of expertise in certain area as limitation for master's thesis?

I'm currently finalizing my master's thesis and am working on the discussion and limitations part. I did some relatively standard statistical tests on my data, which gave promising results. My ...
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How much does the ranking of your Master's program/school matter when applying to PhD programs?

I'm applying for research-based Masters in Oceanography. So far, I've lined up advisors at University of Massachusetts (an intercampus program), South Florida, Georgia, and New Hampshire. According ...
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How to still get something out of my masters degree - overwhelmed in lab, coursework not helpful

I am halfway through my 2 years masters now. I am doing my masters abroad in Asia and slipped into a bit of an unfortunate situation. I originally studied general science as an undergrad and during ...
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is my spreadsheet considered a framework? [on hold]

I want to conceptualize a framework for a "use case"/ application in a certain domain. this framework identifies the elements that interfere in the conduction of the application and draws a connection ...
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Can an application for a PhD after an undergraduate program be considered for MS if the profile fits it better?

I am applying for a PhD under a professor whose interests strongly match with mine and I don't want to lose an opportunity to work with her. My profile is not so strong for a PhD as compared to a ...
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Should I mention a professor's name in my SOP for MSc if the professor is only taking PhDs?

Some facts: I am applying for a Master's program in Computer Science at a university in US. My research interests exactly match with the professor's. I am applying to the university because of the ...
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Is it possible to get second master while I already have one?

I am in a difficult situation and I am looking for some guidance. I have done my research and I have come to the conclusion that it is best for my mental health to take master and leave. Unfortunately,...
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Bad advisor + a research area that interesets me or an active advisor + research topic that doesn't interest me?

I'm a beginning Master's student in Mathematics, I'm passionate about Mathematical Analysis and want to have my Master's thesis on some topic in Mathematical Analysis. Problem is, in my Department, ...
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Applying to theoretical physics Masters in Europe while not having a physics undergraduate degree

I intend to apply to European Master programs in theoretical physics. I don't have an undergraduate degree in physics. My question is : Is an undergrad degree in physics absolutely required for ...
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Resume Question: How do you put mastering out of PhD on resume? [duplicate]

I am currently in my 2nd year in a PhD and going to master out in May. Should I put "leaving PhD" on my resume? Or just Masters? My field is in Computer Science where mastering out is quite common.
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How to prepare before going to grad school [closed]

I earned my Bachelor's degree in Information Technology this year and I am currently employed in the last 5 months. I am currently 20 years old and expected to be 21 when I enter graduate school. For ...
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What can I do when some people stole my master thesis work and published it as their own work?

Google scholar suggested a paper for me to read, I opened it and boom it was my master thesis work. My work was based on Arabic language but they claim their work is based on Telugu language. Even ...
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how to represent implemented software in thesis [closed]

During my master thesis I implemented a software in c programming language. My thesis is in the Earth Science (Geodesy) field and this software is just GNSS data processing software. Is a Call graph ...
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Just starting in grad school, I haven't heard from my advisor in three weeks …

I just started grad school this year. I met with my advisor over three weeks ago, on the first week of school. We talked about the school, she told me a bit about the department and showed me around ...
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Can I get a maths master after an economics bachelor

So currently I am doing my bachelors degree in economics in Germany. I took all possible quantitative course(econometrics, time series etc.). Know I am thinking about doing a masters in maths or ...
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How formal should the dedication section in a master thesis be? [closed]

I want to make a little practical joke in the dedication of my master thesis. It's nothing extraordinary, and it's harmless, but it is all but formal. I searched around and found this answer that ...
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how to get into ms programme without a bachelor degree? [duplicate]

I don't have a bachelor degree but I am good at studies. I was wondering if I could get into MS by publishing research papers. I am interested in Math and Computer Science.
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What is the difference between M.Phil and Msc [duplicate]

What is M.Phil and is it better than Msc. in biological sciences perspective ?
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Failed for the first time in the last unit of my graduation. What options do I have? [closed]

I have failed the very last unit, which is my first fail for my combined degree course. I haven't failed any of the in-semester assessments, nor have I failed any other units in my course. I was ...
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Is it okay to choose a non-peer reviewed research paper as Master's thesis topic?

I am interested to work and improve on one of the research papers which published on https://www.casact.org/pubs/forum/ but I found out that, research paper published on Casualty Actuarial Society, ...
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Does Holding a MSc help you to get in a PhD Program?

I'm an Italian mathematics student who wants to apply for a strong PhD program in pure mathematics in USA. Of course, like everyone (I think), my dream is to get in a top school, just to make the idea,...
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How to find a masters/phd program and supervisor?

I just graduated from university and got a job in my field. I made it to the dean list every year, completed an honours program with a thesis, and had a 3.689 overall GPA (Higher in math, similar in ...
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Lost my mother middle of the master program, need suggestions about my program

I unfortunately lost my mother two weeks ago. Now I came back to finish my masters which is 3000km away from my home country. I studied mechanical engineering in my bachelor but now I am working on ...
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Medical doctor who tried science now wants to quit Phd and science altogether. How to explain to supervisor?

I am a medical doctor, but decided to go into a graduate program because I wanted to contribute to progress of humanity with new knowledge ( I know, very romantic). I got accepted into a graduate ...
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Applying for MS in CS - what are the programming languages I must know before starting graduate school?

I am an electrical engineer with basic programming skills in C, C++, Python and Java. I wish to pursue my masters in computer science to pursue research (PhD) after working for a couple of years in ...
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What degree is necessary for a career in conservation? [closed]

I'm currently in school studying towards an A.S. in Natural Science. I'd like to have a focus on marine life, which leads me to believe I should get a B.S./B.A. in Marine Biology, however I want to be ...
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Can I mention that I want to pursue a PhD later, in my Statement of Purpose for a Master's course?

I am an international student and a certain university that I'm applying to for a Masters in Media and communication has asked me to state my career objectives in my home country. Now, I wish to ...
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Can I apply to international internship 3 month early?

I am a 2nd year masters student here in Morocco. To get my diploma I have to enroll in a 6 months internship from January to the end of June. I found in the website of a well known company which is ...
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Does bachelor's degree have to be related to a PhD subject?

I did a bachelor's degree in a creative industries subject (Audio Technology) because at the time, I didn't know what to do with my future so I decided to do a "hobby" (regretful, to an extent but ...
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How to know when its time to quit grad school, due to my own failings

I am in my second semester of a MS in engineering. While classwork is fine, research is not going well. I wrote the first few pages of my thesis and basically everything was wrong: formatting, ...
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If you enter a PhD program with an MA, are you a 1st year or 3rd year? [closed]

This is fairly inconsequential, but I'm not sure how people typically count years for graduate studies. In my case, having an MA means that I have fewer years to do in the PhD program. This is ...
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Publishing with/without advisor as new Master student

I am a new master student in a ranked university. The academic program I have been admitted involves doing a Master and then continuing for a PhD (after fulfilling adequate academic requirements). As ...
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What's the admission criteria of a mathematics master program (especially in Europe)? [closed]

My question is about the admission criteria of a mathematics master program. I am at my final year of undergraduate study, and I am going to apply to a mathematics master program (especially in UK and ...
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What to add in MS thesis presentation

I am about to defend my MS thesis in Physics. How much detail of the methods should I add in the presentation? In my thesis, I have compared the results of my method to an other method's results. ...
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academic dismissive undergraduate and research experience [closed]

I've got an academic dismissive (LOW GPA) from the department at my 2nd year of my undergraduate study due to money problems, then I got back to the program and raised my GPA from 1.9 to 3.2 (overall ...
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Does an industrial internship instead of a research internship hurt my chances at scholarships for masters?

Will engineering schools at universities like UPenn, CalTech etc. reject my application if I have industrial internships that involve techno-management profiles rather than just research internships ...
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Receiving a bad grade from close professor?

Hello I am doing my masters and I got relatively bad grade from a professor. I am going to do another project with him in this semester. I think I deserve a better grade but the problem is that only ...
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How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in the UK, particularly for weak or borderline students?

Related: How does the admissions process work for PhD. programs in the US, particularly for weak or borderline students? When applying to a PhD program in UK (where GRE is not accepted), how does the ...
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Can anyone reach my thesis that is scanned through turnitin? [closed]

I will submit my thesis as an assignment on turnitin. So, I wonder whether anyone can reach my thesis? In that case, what should I have to do to prevent it?
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How to benefit from unsubmitted thesis?

I have completed a MSc thesis in image processing. But, I can't submit it yet as I don't have the money needed to finish my study. I still have 2 semesters left before graduation. I implemented a ...
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I find my masters topic extremely hard what should I do?

I'm writing this because I'm in a real trouble and I need to hear from experienced people. I'm new here so please excuse me if I get anything wrong. I'm doing my masters in Deep Learning and I'm ...
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Will taking a gap year after my Master's degree improve or degrade my potential of doing a PhD?

I am starting a Master's conversion course (in Computing and IT Management) but I am still very unsure about all of the details about doing a PhD such as where and what I want to do it in. Some ...
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Is preparing for a lawsuit a valid reason to defer an exam? [closed]

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?