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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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Asking for an extension for decision for PhD offer. And masters vs PhD? [closed]

I feel in a slightly difficult situation. I have just finished a masters course in pure mathematics, having done a BA in physics prior to that. Both of these were at the institution that is widely ...
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Which university is better for math graduate studies, Leiden University or University of Copenhagen? [closed]

I am interested in algebraic geometry and number theory. And hope to apply for a doctoral degree after the master's program. Is there anyone that could provide me some advice? I would like to know ...
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Will an MEng in CS degree be a problem for getting admitted to a PhD in CS program?

I'm planning to attend an institute for an MEng in CS. In that institute, the only difference between an MEng and MS degree is that the MEng degree consists of a capstone project, whereas MS degree ...
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spending time to get into top school PhD vs getting done with PhD

I have a funded PhD offer from a R1 university in texas but its ranked in the 180s based on USNews, the advisor and myself click very well, he is nice, open-minded, and a young motivated and driven ...
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How to start for Masters thesis? [closed]

I am a first year Masters student in Computer Science from India. I am due to begin work on my Masters thesis after 2-3 months. Currently, I am in a big dilemma in choosing the area of my interest. ...
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Changing thesis MS application to non-thesis MS application [closed]

I have applied for thesis based MS program at Purdue. Is it a good idea to email the university and tell them to consider me for non-thesis based program instead of thesis program?
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adding pseudocode in microsoft word for master thesis? [closed]

I am doing my master thesis in microsoft word, and I have to add pseudocode in this format (or similar): How can I add pseudocode like this?
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Trimester percentage 22% due to an accident. How to explain it to employers? How will it affect internship and job opportunities?

I am an international student currently pursuing my Master's program in Computer Science that follows the trimester system. Before the beginning of the trimester, I had an accident but I decided to ...
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Stuck with a mediocre topic for my master thesis

I am a masters student in Germany. On the contrary to how most people's thesis work turns out, mine looks like it is quite far from what I planned to gain expertise in, in that it seems like it is an ...
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COVID-19 - how do I navigate this situation with my advisor?

I am a Master's student in epidemiology. It's an insane time in our field right now. Of course, I find what's going on fascinating (that's why I am in this field), but extremely stressful as well. I ...
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I'm very frustrated about what “research collaboration” is [closed]

I cannot blame anyone but myself for this because i created an illusion of what "research" would be. In my case, i am a Computer Science Masters' student of a quite large university. I have met some ...
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Asking for an invitation letter before applying to the Fullbright Scholarship?

So I'm currently applying for the Fullbright Masters Scholarship. I want to do Masters in Computer Graphics and there are very few universities in the US that deeply explore that area namely, Utah, ...
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PhD after a Co-op Masters program

I just did my bachelors in CS and am looking forward to studying further (I want to pursue a PhD because I love studying). I graduated with a good CGPA and a good overall profile so I think I can get ...
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Easy (funded PhD) vs Hard Path (Unfunded MS) [closed]

Notes: I want to do PhD I understand that ranking doesn't say much and that the professor and the research is what is important AOI - Area of Interest This question is not personal nor opinionated ...
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Asking a community college professor for a letter of recommendation

I am applying for a master’s program and required to obtain two letters of recommendation. Originally, I asked two teachers from the private college where I got my BA, even though I did not know them ...
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Do I have a chance at an MSc in Machine Learning/AI with low grades?

I am currently applying to a Master's programme at a strong university in the UK and began doubting my chances of getting in. I completed my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at a large research ...
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Potential Supervisor Said She Will Contact References- No Response

So I met with a potential supervisor at an Open day and she seemed very excited at my research interest as it aligns with hers. She said she is recruiting students for Fall 2020 and she would want me ...
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What Types of Content Should Be Included in A Poster Presentation of Unfinished Work?

I am preparing my first research poster for a conference at my school that allows for participants to present on unfinished work. I would be interested to know from more experienced researchers what ...
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Master's institution forcing me to deposit $5000 immediately — what can I do if I accept?

I applied to CS masters programs in the US, and I have recently received an offer from a top-15 institution. The program is unfunded, and I want to wait for decisions from other programs I applied to,...
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Personal Statement(s) for two similar masters courses

I'm applying to two courses viz - Mathematical Physics MSc and Theoretical Physics MSc at the University of Edinburgh. I'm currently a final year bachelors student. From what I can gather post a ...
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Questions on graduate programs for Mathematics [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate Junior at UW Madison and I am finding myself really enjoying my recently declared mathematics major. I am exploring what it may look like for me to study math beyond a bachelors'....
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Extra Masters before PhD

In my field it is common for Americans like myself to do a 5-6 year PhD where the first two years are basically a masters degree. However, when I first applied two years ago I was rejected from all ...
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If, where and how to talk about personal problems during master in PhD application

I am applying to become a PhD student in some institutions. My master record isn't exactly perfect mainly because I didn't complete it in time: I should have completed it in two years but it took me ...
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How is an engineer's degree viewed among the admission committee for PhD applicants?

How is a 5-year engineer's degree viewed among the admission committee for PhD applicants? How much weight does the name of the degree have in the review process? Assuming a choice were to be made ...
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Grade complaints: Master's thesis

I received my master's thesis grade today, with comments "weak and insufficient analysis". My supervisor read it and checked it on multiple occasions (before submission) and said it is excellent, even ...
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Can you “refer” an offer to another applicant?

Say I applied to two graduate programs: A and B, in which A is my preferred program. It turns out that I am admitted by both, so I will accept the offer from A and turn B down. I heard from a friend ...
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Conditional acceptance [closed]

I just got a conditional admission from a highly prestigious master's programme in Europe but I have a question. What happens if I got conditionally accepted but I can't provide my diploma at a given ...
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How would you ask your professor to be your supervisor?

I am currently a graduate student. I've completed all the exams and I am currently looking for a supervisor for my master's dissertation. Few months ago I surveyed the professor I would like to have ...
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Ranking vs funding for MS in CS at USA [closed]

Suppose, I have non funded admit from a top 40 university for MS in CS. Another university is ranked 150. The rankings are taken from US News & World Report. Which one should I choose?
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M1 or M2 for masters in Mathematics for Engineering background

I want to apply for master's program in mathematics in France. I have a dual degree (M.Tech+B.Tech in 5 years) in Electrical engineering but my master's thesis was complexity theory in learning ...
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Correct form to tell and write the degrees I hold

If I have a bachelor degree in Physics, how should I write it in a CV? What is the correct form between the two: Bachelor of Physics or Bachelor in Physics? The same thing goes for the master ...
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Student side strategies for handling stressful atmosphere in class

At first day of second semester of my M.S biomedical engineering classes we have 12 units as 4  courses: Image Analysis Fuzzy systems 3. Pattern recognition Research methodology So only the ...
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I sent an unupdated version of my MSc. thesis to a supervisor of a PhD project I am applying for

I am being considered for a doctoral position and after what I think it was a very good interview, the project supervisor asked me for a copy of my MSc. thesis. Even though the results of the thesis ...
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How does earning a Masters in Iceland differ from the US?

I'm a US citizen with an BA from a US university but I have been looking at the University of Iceland for a Master's in Environment and Natural Resources while scoping US schools as well. I know ...
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Do German professors in a Master’s program respond to students who email them interested in their research work?

I’m currently receiving my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from am American university and have no clue how the process for applying to Master’s programs in Germany works. I’m not sure if it’s okay to ...
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I dropped out of my masters degree a year ago and am being threatened by my college that they will blacklist me

I took a masters a couple of years ago and dropped out because my supervisors weren't helpful, were demotivating (told me they could do my research in two months and asked why I hadn't finished mine), ...
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Citing abstract only papers/conference proceedings

I'm doing my MS in Astronomy and Astrophysics so almost all of the literature I need is readily available on NASA ADS website (ui.adsabs.harvard.edu) with links to downloadable PDFs and HTML articles. ...
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Should I give up on pursuing a PhD in Europe if I performed poorly in my master?

I'm currently a master student in an Erasmus Mundus program. Unfortunately for me, I have been doing badly. My overall grade on the first 3 semesters is a C. So far only my master thesis remains but I ...
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Going from STEM to history

I am looking to leave my career in computing and go back to university to study a History MA. The trouble is I only have a 3rd class degree in Computing from around 1990. What would you recommend I ...
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How should I set the duration of my MS program after converting from PhD?

I started my PhD program in CSE in Fall'16. Due to my personal and family issues, my professor agreed to convert my PhD to MS and let me graduate as early as possible in Spring, 2020. I have already ...
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How should I write my computer science master thesis? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing my master thesis on computer science. The topic is "Automated generation of planar geometry olympiad problems". In short, it's about a piece of software that can ...
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How to approach admissions when applying for a Master's without Bachelor's degree?

I have a decade of experience as a network engineer. At this point I'm consulting large ISP in a network design role. I am thinking about applying for a Master's in computer networking without a ...
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For Master's admissions, are recommendations from academics preferred?

In making an application to a Master's program, would I be wise to seek recommendations from academics, practitioners, or both in balance? Or would any credible letter meet the required threshold? Or ...
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Missing optional resume in graduate application

The department I am applying to doesn't explicitly require a resume (and doesn't even recommend it), but there is an item named "resume" in the "supplemental material" dropdown menu which I have ...
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When does it no longer matter whether you got a PhD or MSc

In the field of engineering and software development of computational physics, I am wondering whether hiring managers/recruiters would still look carefully if you got a PhD vs having MSc after having ...
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F in a P/F class hurt my chances for grad school?

I'm an undergraduate studying computer science at a top-10 US university and have a decent GPA of around 3.7. A few semesters ago, I took a one hour/credit programming class just for the sake of ...
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Can I pursue a master's degree and research career after taking 16 years to finish undergraduate?

I've just finished my bachelor degree in Psychology as a second under-graduate degree. My first degree was in mathematics. I am 37 years old and I would like to know if it's possible to pursue a ...
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How should I ask my advisor on help with something I should know how to do?

I am creating a mathematical model in R (programming language) as part of my thesis. I created the first part of the model no problem and sent it to my advisor. She said I did a fantastic job on it. ...
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Is it possible to complete a Master's degree while working full-time?

Generally There's a question which asks is it possible to get a PhD while working full time? The responses to this were essentially "yes but say goodbye to anything except school and work" or "only ...
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Are 16 schools too many for a professor to provide recommendation letters to?

I plan to apply to approximately 16 schools and am wondering whether that's too many for my recommendation letter providers. It's happened before that a professor of my friend refused to provide all ...

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