Questions tagged [masters]

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

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admission process for graduate studies in Ontario (Computer science)

I have two questions : What schools / universities in Ontario look only for master's results (as opposed to Bachelor & master) for graduate admission ? Is there post-doc positions in Ontario's ...
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What is the easiest way to list all masters programs in computer science with an internship to choose the most appropriate one?

I am about to apply for a master's degree in computer science abroad, and I want to choose one with an internship. However, I found some websites that allow you to list many masters programs with the ...
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How to explain in SOP for a second masters at a different field in a different university? [closed]

Specifically, after having masters in electrochemistry, can I apply for a masters in environmental chemistry?
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Applying for Masters Program at University I work at as a Developer [closed]

I am currently a developer for a middle tier software company in the US. I have this job despite a bachelor's in economics. With my employers blessing, flexibility with working hours, but with my ...
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Is an ungraded pass going to affect my PhD applications?

Currently my MA gpa is a 70/100 and I'm studying in the UK. I just received the grade of my latest assignment, that is a 68. That means that my gpa is now bellow 70. However, the university is giving ...
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Putting a scholarship received for upcoming summer school in CV

I applied for a summer school and received a scholarship to attend. In the meantime, I am planning on applying for a Masters, in a field related to summer school, before attending the summer school. ...
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Is second authorship good for an undergraduate student planning for masters admit? [duplicate]

As an undergraduate student, I worked along with my professor and his PHd student on one of the projects that comes under his thesis. We shared the work equally and now I'm being offered 2nd ...
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What should you do when your professor does not pay you for completed research work?

I had an oral agreement with a supervisor that I was to complete research work for him. We established how many hours I was to work, and my hourly rate, when the work was to be done, etc. I completed ...
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Specialise now or broaden knowledge?

I am currently an undergraduate student in mathematics coming to the end of a 4-year Bachelor degree. I have strong credentials (good marks, plus research and teaching experience) and have been doing ...
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My professor has left the university and his official email ID is no longer active

I will be applying for MS in Computer Science in the United States and I want to ask for a letter of recommendation from one of my professors, with whom I share a strong relationship. He has left the ...
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Advisor is unhappy with M.Sc. research results and is showing signs of preventing the student from graduating. What should be done?

I am having difficulties with an advisor who has not been clear with me on my research project, and I am fearful that I will not be allowed to graduate on time. What should I do? Please allow me to ...
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Worried about Ws (withdrawals) on transcript and letters of reccomendation for a masters program

Disclaimer: W stands for withdrawal, it’s when a student withdrawals from a course regardless of grades after a certain deadline for course changes. I graduated from a Big10 Engineering school with a ...
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What are the benefits of an MBA to someone with a Computer Science degree?

I know this is relative to a person's unique situation or career objectives, but generally speaking, what can a Master's in Business administration do for a computer scientist? The reason I ask is ...
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French M2 research internship as a UK MSc student? [closed]

I'm planning on starting a UK MSc degree in September, but keen to get some research experience abroad. I'm wondering if anyone knows if French universities/research labs would be accepting of a ...
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If I have a single word as my official name since birth then what should I fill in as the second name in the GRE form? [closed]

I have just a single name "Anubhav" in every one of my official documents, be it my passport, my official birth certificate, my secondary education certificate, my senior secondary certificate etc. ...
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How bad would it be to graduate with a thesis not able to show positive results?

I'm almost at the end of my research dissertation for my MSc program and my results could not prove any improvement in the techniques already well established. I relied too much on a paper talking ...
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Is doing a research internship during MSc. studies worth exceeding the standard period of study?

Is doing a 3-6 months research internship during MSc. studies worth exceeding the standard period of study? I am in my 3rd semester for my (course and thesis based) CS MSc. degree. The standard ...
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MS thesis defense equivalent to publishing as a MS student?

When applying to Ph.D. at the top 10 programs in the US, does MS thesis defended to committee members have the same weight as publishing paper as a MS student? Or am I at the disadvantage of not ...
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How to justify pursuing a Masters after a Ph.D. for Visa purposes? [closed]

I have recently completed my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Regarding my background, I have a BSc and an M.Sc. in biotechnology. During my Ph.D., I wanted to work extensively in the Neuroscience domain ...
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What to do if I don't understand the related work?

I am writing a master's thesis in Computer Science. It's the first document I write, so not much experience. My supervisor told me to include some previous/related work on the topic I am writing ...
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Cost/Benefit of transfering from Masters to PhD mid-program [closed]

I am about 8 months into a Masters program. My advisor just asked me to consider transferring into a PhD program with him. If accepted, the work I have done towards my Masters would count towards the ...
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Applying to masters after failing one

I recently graduated with a degree of BSc in Physics, after failing a masters in physics due to depression. I have been interested in data science during my undergraduate studies and have been trying ...
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How Might The Pedagogy Of A PhD Supervisor Differ From That Of An MSc Supervisor

An MSc and PhD are quite different both in terms of the length and the expectations placed on the students undergoing the program. First, let's just assume that the 'students' I reference below are ...
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Being incorrectly assigned as a thesis reviewer? [closed]

I am 3rd year PhD student now. Today I was approached by a master student from my lab asking me to be his external reviewer. There are several things that bother me in that situation: To my great ...
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Would 3 years of master's in Computer Science look bad in PhD applications?

Basically I'm in an MS program in Computer Science where I do either 8 courses or 6 courses (2 courses per semester) + thesis (spread across 2 semesters). My original plan was to complete the thesis ...
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Is a Masters Degree required to pursue a PhD? [duplicate]

I recently heard someone saying that you don't need a Masters to pursue a PhD. Since I have never heard of people who got PhDs without Masters, I wanted to know whether this is true and how common is ...
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Should I hide certain education history on my CV/resume? [duplicate]

Apologize in advance if it is not suitable for this site. I consider asking this in workplace exchange, but I think people on this site are more familiar with similar situation. For obvious reasons I ...
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Can i still get a P.h.D at an Ivy league school? [duplicate]

my Undergraduate GPA was 3.15 / 4.00 degree in Computer Science in the United Kingdom My Master GPA is 3.952 / 4.00 degree in Data Analytics and Visualisation in the united states intended ...
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Second Masters (Art therapy and then educational psychology) [closed]

Im doing a masters in Art therapy. Im not sure how the job scenario would be for it moving forward. However, is it ok to do a second masters in educational psychology?
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How to avoid plagiarism in expository-style thesis? [closed]

The background of the problem is similar to this question but the question is different. Is this plagiarism or something similar in a master's project? As my work is of expository nature and 2 ...
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Is this plagiarism or something similar in a master's project?

I am a master's student in 3rd world Asian country. My master's thesis guide (who was from a different institute) abandoned me after giving a research paper to read. Now, with no guidance left as no-...
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What should I write in the preface of my master's thesis [closed]

Please note that my guide abandoned me and I am studying and preparing my masters thesis myself. There is no help from any faculty in my department as they can not bother, as they are not guide. ...
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How do I decline a PhD offer by my master's thesis supervisor?

So I'm currently finishing up my master's thesis and my supervisor seems to be happy with my work. The subject of PhD came up a couple of times during meetings and while I did say that I think it ...
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What is the difference between the MBA and EMBA?

Somewhere I found Executive MBA degree program. How this program is different from regular Master of business administration, and which one is better program?
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Is my text lacking of citations?

I've started my Masters in Computer Science this year and i'm facing some questions about citations. Papers and dissertations i've seen so far have a lot of citations even for the most basic subjects. ...
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If I have an undergraduate degree in a science field, can i switch to engineering in grad school? [closed]

If I have a B.Sc. in molecular biology, can I switch to master's in petroleum engineering? And what is required to make such a transition? (A transition from a science field to an engineering field.)
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When Is It Time To Get the Department Involved With MSc Progress?

I am a masters student approaching my expected graduation date (September), the problem however is that I have not a single result to speak to. However, this is not due to of a lack of serious effort ...
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A second bachelor degree or a master in US?

I graduated from a Canadian university 5 years ago in Electrical Engineering. My dream is to pursue a phD in Computer Science. However, the courses of my study is quite different from that in CS. I'm ...
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Can I get an admission for a mathematics masters program with only an acceptable GRE subject score and an unrelated bachelors degree? [closed]

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and I want to continue my studies in the field of mathematics. I think the only option that I have to enhance my application is to take the GRE mathematics subject ...
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Professor stopped responding to emails suddenly. What should I do? [closed]

I am an MS student in France. It is commonplace here to seek out professors from other universities or scientists at research centres to do the MS thesis under them, which is usually during the final ...
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Are we losing quality research because of money and political stunts? [closed]

Now-a-days, I see a lot of friends, who went abroad to study for masters and PHD, are under financial pressure and worried about the immigration policies of the country. Therefore, I see that a lot ...
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Is a PhD really required to teach? [duplicate]

Do teachers really need a PhD to teach? I guess the origin of this requirement was that people with PhD's were probably the only source of knowledge (unless someone is willing to go to a library, get ...
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Master thesis advisor gave me an ill-defined question. I worked on it for a year!

My master thesis advisor gave me an ill-defined question. His expertise is in mathematical optimization, but he wanted to shift to heuristic optimization so he assigned all his graduate students ...
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Own Idea vs Professors Project for Masters Thesis? [closed]

I'm in a masters program where a thesis is required. I haven't officially started my thesis yet but I wrote a work-in-progress paper for an IEEE conference. The topic is on a mechanism I thought of to ...
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In which situations can I claim that additional data is needed for an existing research paper?

I wanted to write about a certain computer science topic, and after a while I figured out that the same research question was taken already. Still, I think that not all problems where addressed in ...
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Can I accept an offer from a MS program, but continue applying to other schools?

I have accepted an offer to a MS program, but after further consideration, have decided I am unhappy with the program and the location of the school. Would there be consequences if I applied to more ...
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Will doing Masters degree help me get into another masters degree?

My first degree was in Economics and Finance. Frankly, I didn't do very well, although I did do enough to scrape a 2:1. There were a number of legitimate reasons for this underperformance, but it's ...
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Dialogue in Master's thesis

In some works, as What the Tortoise said to Achilles, GEB or Invariant Risk Minimization, some ideas are conveyed by a dialogue. I find this both informative and entertaining. I would like to use a ...
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Can a PhD student co-supervise master students in Germany?

In Germany, is it possible for a PhD student to be co-supervisor of a master thesis?
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Can I do a PhD after being out of academia for 5-10 years?

I'm from Europe, for context. Very soon I will graduate with a Computer Science Master's degree. I have a paper as a first author at one not-so-famous conference, but I also have a paper at a ...

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