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

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Can a Master graduated student be a participant in a scientific conference?

I am a master graduate in the field of material science. I didn't continue my PhD, however, my supervisor involved me as a co-author of a paper (due to my work during my master thesis), and I received ...
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How often have advanced degrees been revoked due to misbehavior as an undergrad?

Has anyone ever lost their PH.D. or MA from something they did when they were an undergrad? I'm going to use an example of a college buddy who has an MA in history but bullshitted a project once as a ...
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MSc after Diplome d'Ingenieur

I am going to start a Diplome d'Ingenieur in Electronics in Bordeaux, France. Can I do a MSc in Electrical Engineering focused in Photonics after?
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Can I join Master's in CS in Oxford, Mit, University of Edinburgh or similar colleges as a ECE student from India? [closed]

I looked into the colleges given above and under requirements it says that electrical engineers would be eligible for CS degrees. I'm going to study ECE as my undergraduate course. Would that also be ...
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Professor stopped replying after showing interest in introductory email [duplicate]

I want to do my Master's Degree from Japan, for which I sent an email with my research proposal on 3rd August, 2022. The Professor replied within 2 hours of email, showing interest in my profile and ...
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Is there an actuarial science master degree in Stockholm with scholarship for internationls? [closed]

I have a master degree in actuarial science from outside Sweden and I am looking for enrolling in a master degree in the same field in Stockholm in order to be eligible to work as an actuary there. ...
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Is it ethically justifiable to conceal a fatal conceptual flaw in a thesis to avoid an unaffordable 2-year setback if the flaw is the advisor's fault?

A couple of decades ago I graduated from a Russian university with an MS in physics, and my MS thesis contained a critical flaw. In short, the thesis was about static perturbations in a certain ...
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Finished MMath in 2018. Should I undertake a MSc in Statistics to evidence prerequisite knowledge for a Statistics PhD?

I graduated with an MMath degree in 2018 and am interested in applying for a PhD in Statistics. However, I don't have a Statistics MSc and have been outside of formal undergraduate maths education for ...
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My supervisor is forcing me to change my PhD thesis to masters after 4 years of my PhD and passing all of exams, is that possible? [closed]

I am student in one of Australia Universities, my PhD supervisor is forcing to change my thesis from PhD to masters and this after 4 years of my candidature after passing all of my exams of ...
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What it really means when my research guide says I was a serious student [closed]

I have completed my masters degree and moving out of my institute. I sent my research guide a thank you note. In return, he told me that I was a serious student and my final presentation was good. But ...
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What is the upper age limit for a master's degree program in Germany?

I have a bachelor in electronics engineering, and I am 32 years old. I belong to a South Asian country and I want to apply for a master's degree program in Germany. But am I agewise eligible? I have ...
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Does the title of a master program make a difference for a later PhD?

I will start my master program soon and can choose between the TU Berlin (Information System Management) and HU Berlin (Computer Science). I want to do a PhD after my master's degree with a ...
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What is meant by “Study Track”?

I’ve been looking for master’s programmes on university websites for a while and a couple of times, I’ve come across “Study Track” written in front of the programmes like English Studies [Study Track]....
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Can I get admission in Germany for Masters if my university is not there in the Anabin database?

My college is affiliated with a university recognised by Anabin. But my college on its own is not recognised there. Would it cause any problem with my admission for Masters in Germany?
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Is it worth getting a second masters in data analytics/science while pursuing a Ph.D. in STEM Education? [duplicate]

I'm getting ready to begin my Ph.D. in STEM education at the same institution I just received my Masters in Biology at. During my masters I finished all but two classes I need for my PhD (which ...
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How can I present the general conclusion of a research paper?

I want to present the conclusion of a foreign language research paper (english) in my masters thesis (french). I hesitate between two approaches : Presenting the general conclusion of the paper while ...
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Potential problems with a research advisors with whom you have never taken a course

There is a particular professor who I would like to supervise a summer research project (summer 2023), which is a necessary component of my MA program, since we share similar research interests. I ...
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Seeking advice regarding masters programs in US

Background I have just completed my second year as an undergraduate in Computer science and Artificial Intelligence from India. I have developed a keen interest in mathematics and particularly ...
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Is there any use in obtaining a Master's degree on the way to PhD?

I'm doing a PhD in two fields in the US (a joint PhD), and I expect to finish it in two years. I only hold a bachelor's degree from a European university. There is an option of getting a Master's ...
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If I'm missing one or two courses from a pre requisite in a PhD program will my application be rejected or will I be able to take them in the program?

I have entered a master's in physics program and that program doesn't have quantum field theory or relativity however, I want to enroll into a theoretical physics PhD program and was wondering if it ...
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How long do potential graduate supervisors take to respond after an interview with a prospective masters student? [duplicate]

I applied for a master’s degree at a certain university in Canada for Fall 2022 intake. The policy of my department is that potential students first apply for acceptance into the department and then ...
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My supervisor has different standards for different topics and students when it comes to a thesis. How should I approach this? [duplicate]

I've been given a master's topic that is quite complicated and feel it was not really well thought out to begin with nor communicated to me how difficult it would be when I asked. So naturally I'm ...
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Should you ask same professors to provide recommendation letters for different graduate program applications at the same university?

I asked some professors for recommendation letters for my MEng in Mechanical Engineering after having completed my BEng in Mechanical Engineering. I am looking to apply for an MEng in Computer ...
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My thesis advisor expects more and harder work from me than other students, possibly because my work is for their client. How should I approach this? [closed]

I'm working on a Masters thesis and have been feeling really uneasy since working with my supervisor. From the beginning, she would not discuss expectations, and given the exploratory nature of the ...
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Bibliography in master thesis

I got for a review one Master thesis in the field of computer science. The student mostly uses internet blogs and some lecture slides found on Internet as a source of information. This is a bit of ...
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How should I deal with challenging master thesis students as a supervisor?

I'm a PhD student in my first year, co-supervising master students with a postdoc, and listed as the first supervisor. This is my first experience supervising a thesis. My previous experiences with ...
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Is GRE still useful for Fall 23 masters applications in US? [duplicate]

I am planning for masters in Computer Science / Software Engineering or Data Science in US for the Fall'23. I've heard many universities are waiving GRE. Is it important to give GRE in this scenario? ...
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Is it possible to switch from applied maths to pure maths? [closed]

I've found a couple of questions of the type "is it possible to go from pure to applied" so I was wondering if anyone knows for the opposite direction. Say you are an applied mathematician ...
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Financial Support for Master's Programs in Pure Math

I'm an undergrad studying pure mathematics, and graduate school applications are around the corner. My ultimate aim is to do a PhD in pure mathematics. I understand that in several places (e.g., ...
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My paper got accepted at all three journals I sent it to. How can I publish it at only one of them without being unethical?

I have submitted my review paper for publication to more than two journals. I was unaware of the consequences. The paper got accepted at al three journals. They asked for payment and copyright etc. I ...
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(United States) Proof that you can get into a Master's program with a Bachelor's degree

I have finished my college studies and am graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. I have thought about what would be my next step and decided to pursue a Master's degree abroad, namely in Spain. ...
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Should I argue why my model is relevant when it is presented, or in a later discussion section?

I'm writing my master thesis on simulation of active matter. The Chapters of my thesis are currently: Introduction, Theory, Simulations, Discussion, and Conclusion. In my simulation chapter I ...
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Is it possible to enroll in a college just to do a master's thesis?

So I graduated with a master's degree 5 years ago. Back then my priorities were different and I didn't opt for the thesis option. I kind of regret not doing a thesis. Is it possible to apply to the ...
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Going for Masters in Germany after being a Research Student in Japan [closed]

I am enrolled as a Research Student in Japan. I am still in my home-country, planning to come to Japan at the end of May 2022. My Research Studentship will valid till August 2022. On the other hand, I ...
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What should I call my mathematics thesis's 1st chapter that covers background concepts?

I'm preparing my masters thesis in mathematics (Stochastic Calculus). My first chapter consists of recalling some concepts like Hölder's inequality. Clarke's generalized gradient. Grönwall's ...
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Qutting PhD after one year and joining Masters at a better university?

I applied for both masters and Ph.D. programs in the USA. I got rejected from all the masters programs because they were from a higher tier. The only Ph.D. program I got into is a low-tier university ...
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What factors to consider for choosing a MSc program in Computer Science for someone who wants to get a Ph.D. position later?

I am interested in pursuing a Ph.D. program after completing my Masters. How can I compare different Master's programs in Computer Science based on my long-term goal and choose one? Should I check a ...
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Do German universities allow work as a Research Assistant in an another foreign country? [closed]

Let say I am enrolled as a master student at X university in Germany. At the same time I am working as an RA at Y university in Japan. Is it allowed by German law?
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What factors to consider when visiting universities that you have received offers from when making a decision?

I am an economics undergraduate, and I applied abroad for my master’s. Luckily, I was admitted to two top schools – one in Germany, other in France. I have spoken with students from both schools, ...
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Is it possible to get into a masters program at an ivy league school in the US without a bachelors degree?

Due to a bad home life and an un-diagnosed attention disorder, I dropped out of high school in 10th grade. After teaching myself some things about computers, I got a job as a mid-level (L4) engineer ...
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Difficult exam and no correlation with lectures and assignments

So there's a Statistics exam in my Uni (in Germany). It's more of an application to Surveying. The Prof. who teaches this class gives really easy assignments which made me believe the exam would be in ...
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First-person perspective in master's thesis acknowledgements

In my institution, the acknowledgements section of a master's thesis may be quite personal so I thought I'd thank my fiancée who is (very) pregnant now, thanking her for carrying the burden of ...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

I am currently a Master’s and PhD student. I am in my last semester of my Master’s program. After a year of being in the PhD program, I have realized that academia is not for me. I received a job ...
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Open University Physics Department and Master's Degree in EU [closed]

I would like to ask if anyone here has finished the UK Open University's degree in Physics and has successfully applied for a master's degree. With this question, I want to make sure that by applying ...
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Should an engineering master student publish in a conference or try to get into a journal?

I am a master's student in energy engineering and I want to publish my work as I am hoping to get into a Ph.D. after my studies. My supervisor has recommended a conference. On one hand, I trust their ...
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Masters if not accepted for PhD? [closed]

Several CS graduate programs in the US have a checkbox stating something along the lines of "Would you like to be considered for MS if not accepted for PhD?" in their applications. I'm ...
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Quit Master's for a PHD?

Looking for advice: Anyone ever hear of people who quit their masters to do a PhD? My colleague in our masters (math) will be applying for PhDs this fall as with the usual cycle. However, he entered ...
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How to fairly assess applications coming from different countries for a master programme in the US/Europe

I am receiving a significant number of applications for a master programme in computer science from Islamic countries. When looking at their BSc curriculum and marks it turns out that a significant ...
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Accept MA in art history with no funding and massive debt, or apply PhD fully-funded?

I am a very strong graduate candidate in art history with a 3.97 undergrade GPA and excellent research and writing skills. My recommdations are very strong with three professors attesting that I my ...
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Appropriate time gap for contacting a professor after an interview

I had an interview for a research-based master's program in Canada over a month ago. Since the interview, I have not received any updates from the professor. What would be an appropriate time to wait ...
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