Questions tagged [masters]

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

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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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Research Design Help: Figure out appropriate design [closed]

I'm doing a research on credibility of Twitter users to detect rumors on Twitter, for my Masters thesis. I do this by assessing the network structure of the Twitter users who have contributed to a ...
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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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Which Master's program in Computer Science is good for weak or average students? [closed]

I was a Computer Science student and completed my bachelor in CS two years ago. During my undergraduate study, I liked to study several courses like Graph theory, Data structure, Algorithm, Theory of ...
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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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If I am enrolled in Bachelor's degree taught in English, Can I in the future continue with Master's Degree taught in different language?

Is it possible?, do Universities recognize the knowledge you have and believe in your billingual skills in the field that you are studying, or is it completely not being acknowledged, and require you ...
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Do One-year MS/MEng Programs Prefer Candidates With Research Experience?

I am a first-year undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering in the U.S. I want to either do the 5-year BS/MS program at my university, or - preferably - do a 1-year non-thesis MS or MEng ...
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What can be some strong reasons not doing a masters?

I am writing a motivation letter where I have to write why I am directly applying for a Ph.D. position without masters. What can I write so that it seems valid and convincing to the professor? (The Ph....
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Does in an Academic Environment freedom to create and search exist?

Currently, I am working as a software engineering over 3 years. I also completed a master's degree programme and I aim for a PhD In Japan via Mext Scholarship. Whilst working as software engineering ...
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Is it possible for someone to get into a PhD without a thesis in Masters-level?

Is it possible for someone to get into a Ph.D. without a thesis at Masters-level? If someone doesn't have a thesis at his Masters-level, what other criteria can he fill in order to approach a ...
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If I get a bachelors degree without a high school diploma, will I be able to study masters or PHD?

I dropped out when I finished grade 11, and started my career as a software developer. I've had a very good experience and working now as a senior software developer. So, I saw a program in one of the ...
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Looking for advice when academic referees are scarce

I want to apply for a Research Masters but will have trouble finding two academic referees. I have worked in education, had research published, even won a best paper prize. However, things ended very ...
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Offering Authorship Prospects To Professors For MSc Thesis

I am conducting research for my MSc thesis and there is a paper that I have been putting a lot of work into trying to understand and incorporate into my thesis. Theoretically I understand what's going ...
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Supervisor who does not answer

My advisor has not replied to my email for 4 days. I'm in a hurry, this is a piece of paper that he should sign for me before December 18 what to do? any exemple of emails ? please help!!! Finally, I ...
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Not able to find peers to publish with. Will publishing alone affect the credibility of the paper?

I am a Master's student, and I'm nearly done with my first paper draft. Although the paper I am currently working on will be published with my advisor, I want to work in research areas that my advisor ...
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What are acceptable purposes in Statement of Purpose?

I understand that honesty is the best policy, but is it a good idea to say "I have no clue" when the SOP explicitly asks me to describe my "intentions relative to graduate study and life beyond the ...
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Will it be a problem if I take a letter of recommendation from a lecturer in my department?

I have a pretty well connection with him academically(taught several courses and was one of the teachers of my final year major) and personally. But I am confused if the designation is going to be a ...
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Asking do's and don't s for a Masters dissertation in Pure Mathematics

I am a Masters students in mathematics at a University. My university doesn't have many people working in pure mathematics. I am interested in Analytic number theory and wanted to do my Masters ...
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Admission into top engineering graduate programs with a GPA just below the cutoff [duplicate]

I'm applying for a master's degree at top graduate schools for robotics, such as MIT. However, I've heard that the recommended minimum GPA for these schools is 3.5. My GPA is actually 3.45. I know the ...
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I need help with my potential PhD Supervisor who showed interest

So I went to a University in Canada to speak with Graduate studies coordinator to learn more about the program. While visiting, I bumped into the Chair of the department who is one of the Supervisors ...
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Admission to Master's degree in Data Science without a STEM Background?

I became really interested in data during my 2nd year of college (I’m currently in my third year) and I recently began to think that undergoing a masters degree in data science can greatly help me ...
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Can I apply for Postdoctoral Research Assistant as a fresh MSc graduate?

I know it sounds stupid but I have applied for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at a university in London and I have received an invitation for a Skype interview. However, I am a fresh MSc graduate ...
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Not convinced by your own knowledge [closed]

I'm 26 and an Bachelor-Student in the Electrical Engineering field. My interests are Control-Theory and Robotics. My Grade are good (maybe i get an 1.x Grade for the Bachelors Degree). My Control-...
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What's the best time to email Korean professors for master for better response [duplicate]

I am emailing Professors in Korea last month but there is no response from anywhere. What should I do?
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Should I change thesis topic?

I'm a student in the technical field A in a European university. I'm currently doing a master thesis in a field that's notoriously at the interface of subjects A and B, I haven't officially started ...
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No Letterhead or official email id for Letter of recommendation

I worked with a professor on my final year project who has now left the college to finish his Ph.D. He is currently working as an assistant professor at some other college. As I worked closely with ...
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If one professor gives recommendation letter to too many students then does it affect the admission of students?

I am planning to apply for masters in US universities for fall 2020. I graduated from a school where the staff is quite less. Because of this reason, students tend to ask for recommendation letters ...
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Question about mentioning gap year in SOP

I took a gap year after my high school. It technically wasn't a gap year since I reappeared for my 12th grade(senior year) examination to increase my score. In 12th grade, I scored 62% in 2012 and ...
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Is it better to list a non academic reference that knows me really well, or an academic reference that is less familiar with my work?

During university I had 3 professors I did close work with and that were really familiar with my work. Unfortunately one of them retired and as such is no longer willing to give me a reference letter. ...
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PhD program turned into Bait-and-switch

I accepted a PhD offer from a major public research university in the US this year. However, turns out that the university makes students compete for funding and try to join a group in the first month ...
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How to proceed when a professor is not answering emails requesting for a grade? and not awarding bonus points as he said? [closed]

Some key facts: I am a master's student. The professor in question is also our director of studies and teaches 3 mandatory classes in our program. Several students have sent emails that never ...
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What is an academic profile?

I am filling out an application & research profile form for a Masters program. The form consists of four open-ended questions, with plenty of space to fill out information for each. One question ...
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Is a Master's thesis considered 'published'?

I'm currently applying for PhD positions in the US, having completed a Master's degree in Engineering in the UK and then working in Industry for the past 13 years. I'm a bit confused as to the extent ...
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Am I too old to do an MS in Finance?

I want to do a Masters in Finance. I am from India. I am 30 years old. I have seen that most people in masters programs in finance are less than 25 year old. I also don't have much in terms of ...
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Should I include a recommendation letter in my MS applications if it is not required?

I am considering my options for further Master-level studies in Europe (the goal being to improve my PhD application down the line). To summarize, my current transcript is weak, but I may be able to ...
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Using prospective supervisor as reference for grad school application

I have completed my bachelor's degree and am currently in the process of applying to graduate school for a master's degree at the same (Canadian) university. The professor I would like to work with ...
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Is it worth the sacrifices to choose the United States instead of the E.U. for a Master's programme? [closed]

I'm graduating from my Bachelor programme in Computer Science and Engineering at EPFL (Switzerland) next year, in July. Although I can continue at EPFL for my Master's degree (or an even higher ranked ...
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When to apply for master scholarships?

So I am a bit confused as to how the standard scholarship application works (North America, mainly Canada). When applying to a masters program, most schools ask me if I have applied to any ...
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How to make sure one understands each and every detail while reading a textbook/research paper without leaving any gaps?

I am a physics Master's student. I have good grades, with CGPA above 9(/10)(However, all courses in my university are graded on a curve so the actual marks are significantly lower than 90%). This has ...
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Acceptability of 'not possible' for master thesis research [duplicate]

I am currently working on my (Computer Science) master thesis, and have been doing so now for about 5-6 months. The default time for thesis work at my university is about 9 months. Aspects such as ...
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Ws on transcript affecting admission to engineering masters? [duplicate]

I have a 3.67 GPA at Rutgers in Materials Engineering and I plan on going to UConn for a masters in Mechanical Engineering since my job after graduation is more aerospace and mechanical engineering ( ...
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What is the best way to explain unrelated work in a Masters application?

I graduated in 2016 with degrees in Law and Arts, with Arts majors of International Relations and Criminology. Since then, I have been working as a corporate lawyer (specifically, insurance). I have ...
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example of mail to send to supervisor after a long period without news

I would like to contact my supervisor after a long time and I do not know what to say to him, knowing that I have not finished the part that I am supposed to have finished. indeed, because of personal ...
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Should I reveal academic misconduct on grad school application?

I am currently applying to grad schools due soon, and on the system I am using to apply to different schools, it asks whether an academic sanction has been levied against me. In my first year of ...
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Getting back into academia for a MSc [closed]

I am planning on returning to academia for a Master's degree after withdrawing from a PhD program, but there is a long road ahead and I am not sure on how to approach it. A few years ago, I decided to ...
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Will an Honours year grant me a second degree? [closed]

I am about to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology (Hons). I plan to further my studies with a Masters in Research. I would like to apply for an Honours year in Medical bioscience or ...