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

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How to get back to academia after a rough phase?

I am looking for some advice to return to academia around financial math and related branches. I used to be a pure math enthusiast. Back in my school days, I was a competitive mathematician (qualified ...
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What are some things I should keep in mind as I enters Masters?

So I recently received an offer from a fairly prestigious university for an MSCS degree. I want to continue to a PhD, and I wanted to know if there were any words of wisdom from people who have gone ...
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Concurrent MA and PhD programs at different universities?

I was accepted into an MA in economics at a very prestigious school without funding and a PhD in politics at a reputable state school with full funding/stipend. My intended research in the PhD program ...
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PME IRR calculation for comparing private equity fund to market index [closed]

I’m trying to compare performance of a private equity fund to market using PME, I checked some websites but I’m still totally confused how to do that exactly. Does anyone know a good refrence that ...
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Can anyone help me understand the concept of M2 in french masters? If i already have a 2years masters in a subject

I have a 3yr BSc and 2yr MSc in mathematics and I've done some work related to signal and computational mathematics but always wanted to do research in Astrophysics. Now in this case am I eligible to ...
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Giving up fully-funded phd offers for masters? [closed]

I am a senior undergraduate student double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. My current research interests are in turbulence, dynamical systems, and data-driven methods. This year, I'...
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Applying for a Master's Degree with Less Than Perfect Credentials [closed]

I'm very interested in pursuing a master's degree at Perimeter Institute and consider applying in the next call. However, I am not an outstanding student. I also don't have a perfect GPA (My average ...
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Master's thesis on uninteresting topic not really related to my background

I have started a master thesis in applied mathematics with the aim of studying a paper of my supervisor. This paper uses some "basic" results of a theory (semi algebraic geometry i.e. SAG) ...
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Why is it important that my master's publications are cited?

While I'm fortunate to have two publications already as a master's student applying for PhD programs, I'm still learning the full impact of research. Having a strong CV is important, but beyond that, ...
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Is it ethical to study online solutions to for-credit math master's homework problems?

I am taking Complex Analysis for a master's degree in Pure Mathematics. The grade is: Three written evaluations. Questions the teacher asks that must be submitted every week. The teacher's ...
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Is my Nepalese MCA considered valid and equivalent to Indian MCA in India?

I have a Master's in Computer Applications (MCA) from the Purbanchal University of Nepal. I intend to apply for a MTech CSE in India as people with MCA are eligible to study MTech CSE in India. Is ...
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Should I spend a year studying computer science in my home nation, when I am already interested in a master's in a foreign nation? [closed]

Spending a year in my home nation to fulfill my dream of studying computer science, although I have an undergraduate degree in computer science, when I'm eventually interested in doing a master's in ...
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Presenting unfinished research as a Master's student at a conference

I am currently in the second semester of my Master's and will be graduating in about a year. I submitted an abstract a few months ago for a conference in my field, and recently found out it has been ...
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How does finishing my bachelor's degree in 4 years affect my academic career? [closed]

I started university early and some unexpected events happened and my first year wasn't so great, however, I have high scores like +100/110 and a very good CV with work experience and research papers. ...
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What do you think is the best way for me to get into grad school?

So, I completed my bachelor's in mathematics a month ago, and I'm planning to move to another country to continue my studies. I really love mathematics and I want to apply to a master's program in ...
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Impact of master's thesis grade on PhD chances

I am a master's student in physics currently writing my master's thesis. I have been working for quite a while on this thesis because of various issues during the last 2 years. I handed in my draft to ...
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What should you do when your professor disagrees with your research direction?

I am a graduate student working to get my master's degree, but my professor and I have differences in research directions. While his personality is very strong, I don't think he is capable enough in ...
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While doing a double masters, is my Bachelor's GPA being looked or my masters?

Say I do a masters in Nepal in data science but want to pursue masters in cybersecurity in USA. I've heard that my bachelor's GPA will be taken as my reference GPA rather than my master's GPA. Where ...
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Why do most US regional colleges/universities/institutions have poor reputations in academic circles?

I'm at the tail end of my Ph.D. at an R2 institution that's considered a regional institution in the United States. I attended a regional university for my undergrad at an R2. I did my Master's at a ...
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getting into mathematical biology with a biology background [closed]

I have a bachelor in biology with a minor in cs. In addition to cs courses like data structure and algorithm etc... , I've also taken courses in discrete mathematics, statistics/probability, linear ...
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Does the prestige of a master's program affect your chances for a top PhD (math)?

I'm applying to masters programs in math, in the US. My goal is a PhD, but multiple circumstances make it such that I'm not a competitive applicant. I have the choice between a few programs, but I'm ...
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Career impact of bad performance at visiting instructor position?

This is probably the last question I'm going to ask for a while. This can also be considered a follow up to this post I made two months ago: Could my visiting instructor position be terminated due to ...
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When do you know its Imposter's Syndrome vs. truly being out of your depth/not being cut out for it? [closed]

After my recent inactivity, I finally gave everything some thought and I think I have something that may be contribution worthy to this site as I am likely not the only one. I am aware of this ...
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What experiences count in the application for a MS Clinical Psychology Program? [closed]

I'm a third-year undergraduate student (from South Asia) of BS Psychology and plan to do a master's in Clinical Psychology after I graduate. What are the type of experiences needed to strengthen my ...
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What is the format for “Modulhandbuch” (course description) of previous degrees when applying for MS in German universities?

My bachelor’s degree is in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I will be applying as non-EU applicant for an M.Sc. in electrical engineering and information technology (“Elektrotechnik und ...
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If you're already out of your school, what's the best way to validate that you are a good student, it's just that circumstances hindered you?

We all have certain phases in life where we fail to give our 100% for some reason. Some get it earlier in life, while some get it later. For me that phase was university. I could not get good grades ...
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Should I mention that I can't afford living costs in a scholarship application?

I am applying for a master's degree in supply chain management in Sweden and I can't afford the cost of living in Sweden. I am filling out an online master's scholarship application form and I was ...
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Being a coauthor of a retracted paper should I mention it in my CV while applying for a PhD? I want to be transparent would it affect my PhD chances?

During my Masters Thesis project I helped two of my batch mates with their project who worked in a different lab. It was related to analyzing micro-array datasets from NCBI deposited data. Since, I ...
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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

Currently, I have graduated my Bs degree in Computer Science with 3.04 GPA out of 4.00. When I translate my GPA to German grading system, it shows me 2.44, if I consider the lowest passing grade as 2....
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What indicates instructors' experience in online technology? [closed]

My research is qualitative; it aims to explore the experience of EFL instructors about online teaching. What potential semi-structured interview questions about experience towards online technology ...
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Bad grade in thesis, because of not elaborate report , but the work graded qualitatively impressive by technical supervisor

I am in this weird dilemma , where I got a low grade on my masters thesis in robotics because of my inability to submit an elaborate report , because of approaching deadline , I was barely able to ...
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Am I chasing an obsession or should I apply 3rd time to complete my 2nd masters in Mathematics? [closed]

I am from a poor Asian country and I completed my masters in math in July 2020. I really wanted to do a PhD in mathematics outside my home country as in my country there is too much politics and ...
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Alternatives for thesis if companies don't respond for interview requests? How to still make it academically relevant? [closed]

The thesis I intend to do is trying to understand how different public transport companies perceive the concept of sharing economy in the EU: Do these public transport companies treat companies moving ...
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Can I fail the entire year of M1 if I fail a class in france? [closed]

I am having a very bad experience in my first year of an MSc in France and have problems with a particular professor, so I might fail his class. Will failing his class make me fail the entire year? ...
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Understanding "Mastering Out" in Graduate Programs: Implications and Consequences

One of my friends have been currently navigating through graduate studies and have come across the term "mastering out." My questions are that: What does "mastering out" of a ...
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To apply for a CS PhD, is it a good idea to first get into a master’s program but a less competitive track to enter a top school?

I am applying for CS graduate school in the US this fall. I have a moderate 3.6 GPA in a public ivy university that is about top 60 nationwide. I do not have much research experience (I regretted ...
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How to cut ties with abusive former supervisor?

I’ve seen a few similar posts but am hoping someone might have specific advice regarding cutting ties with an abusive ex-supervisor. For context: I started working in this supervisor’s lab as an ...
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Why do most American universities offer funded PhD positions but not similar opportunities for Master's programs?

I've noticed that in the U.S., universities commonly provide funding for PhD students in AI/ML fields, including scholarships, assistantships, and fee waivers. In contrast, Master's students have ...
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How hands-on should an academic supervisor be? [closed]

I'd appreciate any resources describing how 'hands-on' an academic supervisor should be. I've found in my own supervision that it has varied from quite high-level guidance to quite detailed guidance. ...
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Missing citations - master thesis [duplicate]

I have submitted my Master thesis and noticed that I missed a citation for a figure, and 2 citations were printed as ?, (latex keyword errors) instead of the original citation. and at the end of ...
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What should I do, it's hard to get PhD in any country but if i do an MBA in a country get a foothold after that apply,can I do that? [closed]

What should I do, it's hard to get PhD in any country but if i do an MBA in France , what do you think can i get a foothold to easily get multiple PhD options in electronics with funding or ...
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How important is my Master's degree after obtaining a PhD?

I am about to complete my Master's and start a PhD. While I probably should not concern myself too much about what comes after a PhD when I have not even started it, there is something that has been ...
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Experiencing setbacks in my master's thesis defense twice—seeking a path to recovery

I am currently enrolled in a master's program at a European university. The first year went smoothly, but the second year presented challenges due to personal issues, exacerbated by the difficulty of ...
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Do Continuing Education Masters offer something to somebody's CV for industry jobs?

Do Continuing Education Masters offer something to somebody's CV? I mean is it a "plus" for our CV in order to have more possibilities to be accepted in industry? Are they equivalent to ...
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Advice on transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Mathematics?

I'm at the tail end of a BSc in Electrical Engineering, and want to shift my academic focus more towards mathematics. I've enjoyed the engineering courses with a large mathematical foundation, and I ...
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Will not receiving medals in two semesters hurt my profile?

I am have completed 7 semesters in undergraduate in Computer Science. My goal is to apply for Masters in a top graduate school, like MIT or Stanford. I have the highest GPA in my batch. However, there ...
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Good SOP for a prospective MS ECE student

As an international student vying for a good research university in the US, I have often heard how the SOP is an integral part of any application. unlike the advice for prospective PhD students, there ...
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Can I do a phd in germany after an Online master's degree in the uk?

I am currently working in Germany and I will do my master's degree remotely from England. When I asked those at the university where I will do my master's degree, he said that the diploma is equal to ...
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Found critical errors in my master‘s thesis after officially submitting

I submitted my master‘s thesis a few days ago. The official deadline is next Friday. Today I spotted some serious issues in my thesis. In particular, in my main theorem and the main proposition that ...
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Showed my CV and resume to screeners. Things are not looking good job prospect wise. How can I salvage my situation? [closed]

I know I've made a couple of posts on this website by now that I've realized are me worrying and/or pure speculation. I have something now that is not in this case. I basically asked for feedback from ...
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