Questions tagged [masters]

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

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Issues with Master admission because of transfer to another university during undergraduate studies

This year I'm trying to get into the computer science Master's program in France. There is one particular university where I want to get into, say its name is X. X is asking me to provide transcripts ...
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Will attending an Online degree in UOL be beneficial to my graduate/career? [closed]

I am a 16 year old student with a high school diploma through a Korean GED test, planning to apply for an online degree in computer science next year. Reviews about the coursework provided by the ...
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Master's degree after Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Humanities

I have a question regarding a futher education after obtaining Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts and humanities. Is it feasible/possible/widespread to obtain Master's in some other specialization? ...
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Should I skip MS in Computer Science and directly opt for PHD? If so, what to expect from a PHD program?

I just finished my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I'm 100% sure that I want to pursue a specialization in AI and ML through Computer Science. And becoming a Professor is something that I ...
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get into top 20 grad schools with scholarship [closed]

I want to pursue MS from US. I passed out as a cs grad from new IIT with a cgpa of 8.4/10. I have a GRE score of 325+. I am currently a working as a Software Development Engineer in a reputable firm ...
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Interdisciplinary 1-year master's programs along the lines of economics, policy, and global affairs? [closed]

I am currently contemplating a career shift from engineering to some niche along the socio-economic sciences. To figure out that niche, I consider enrolling in a 1-year master's program that would ...
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How to deal with inconsistencies in my last name spelling on official documents?

In my native language, my last name contains a letter, which can be transliterated into English in three different ways. Namely: ja, ya and ia. When I tried to transliterate my last name to English ...
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Formal letter to an academic person holding Master's degree

Usually it is simple: "Dear Prof. Berret...", Dear Dr. Jones...". But this time I have to write a formal letter to a person with a Masters Degree (MSc). I never met the person, can not ...
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How much is a Master's GPA factored into MBA application?

In the US, I want to apply to a top 10 MBA program. In undergrad, I majored in Information Systems + Chinese (3.5 Major GPA), but took a concentration in Computer Science (3.1) which lowered my ...
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Is it a good idea to send multiple GRE scores?

I have two GRE scores. The first one is V149+Q169+AW4 and the second one is V159+Q170+AW3.5. I'm applying for MSCS programs in some top universities. I've heard that admission officers don't care ...
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Difference between “2-year community or junior colleges” and “4 year undergraduate program” in USA

I am confused about the USA education system. I looked up the Wikipedia page about K-12. In particular, the figure on the right of that page. Let's supposed I have just finished high school and I want ...
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Conversion programs resulting in a MSc

I'm not familiar with the UK higher education system (I'm from a EU country) and this is confusing me a lot. A friend of mine holds a master's degree in a completely unrelated field. He is now ...
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What do Master's scholarships look for in candidates?

I am planning to apply for scholarships to undertake a Master's course in Europe (I am from Argentina). However, in many applications I notice that students are asked to answer some questions that are ...
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Is non-degree studies a viable path to a master's degree?

I had a very rocky undergraduate math career that ended with me having around a B- average due to undiagnosed/untreated anxiety issues. This means my final GPA is around a 2.8. Would non-degree ...
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Getting a master in math after an econ PhD [closed]

Ok guys, I know this is a weird question. I have found that the opposite has been asked many times, however I could not find opinion in how useful would be to get a master in math after completing a ...
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Does a 90 ECTS Masters hurt your chances of PhD?

Given that 120 ECTS Masters exist will opting for a 90 ECTS Masters program, part-time (taught & research) in Computer Science, greatly hinder your chances of securing a funded PhD position in a ...
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How to politely ask my thesis advisor that I want to work independently as the meetings are not productive for me?

I am a master student, my advisor gave me a topic he is not an expert at, a new field to him. The point is he is not an expert in the field he throw me in, he doesn't even give me technical advice in ...
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What can I do with my failing analysis class / failing graduate study? [closed]

I am a first-year master's student in a math graduate program. Out of the four classes I am taking at the moment, I think I might be failing my analysis class. Precisely speaking, the letter grade won'...
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Master's Scholarship with CGPA less than 3 out of 4

I am curious about can anyone land full free scholarship (data science, AI, ML) in any reputed university in USA, Canada, Japan, UK or any other country with CGPA less than 3 from a lower-tier ...
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Tone to use in describing your “research project”

This is an extension question for this What exactly is "briefly explain your master research project" in a PhD application? (CS field) Suppose I am writing a brief description for my ...
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Is It Common For People To Write Literature Reviews On A Topic For Someone Else?

I am working as a research assistant for a professor and I was hired to write a literature review on a rather broad topic that is well outside of my knowledge domain. I am concerned that i'll most ...
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A current PhD applicant in a dilemma between current lab and other programs

Some of my backgrounds: Currently a master's student in a good but not top school. Now in a research group that could have been more productive. I am applying for PhD programs in this round of ...
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Mitigating Circumstances for dissertation - being charged extra fees [closed]

I am doing an MSc in Maths. I had my exams in May/June. However, with my thesis where I need face2face supervision, I contacted the college and was told to submit a mitigating circumstances form. The ...
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How to get professors to reply to my email of inquiry for research opportunities / Co-Advising

I am now in a thesis-track Master's program and will be applying to PhD next year. Now I want to do some research projects with some of the professors who have areas of interest that I am also ...
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Will applying for multiple master programs in the same department improve or worsen my chances of getting admitted to my preferred program?

I am finishing my computer science studies and I want to apply for a master degree. The CS department in my university opened 2 different master programs. One is more research oriented and the other ...
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Advice on choosing recommenders

Currently applying for master programs in US and UK, in the track of media and communications / marketing. I don’t have many connections with Professors and here and my options: The project ...
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Can I ask BOTH the lab manager and the professor for a recommendation letter?

I am gathering letters of recommendation for my masters graduate program application. Basically, I have been in a lab for 2+ years - the lab is huge, has 50+ research assistants, and is separated into ...
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Would a single F in masters prevent me from getting in a good PhD Program? [duplicate]

So, long story, here's my situation: I have an undergraduate degree from mathematics with barely a 3.0GPA. After I graduated, I worked in insurance for a little bit and then decided to pursue a ...
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I have 14 F's on my transcript and I am finishing late. Do I have any chance of getting accepted into a master's program in Germany?

Because of multiple factors including depression, attention deficiency, laziness and immaturity I've managed to accumulate 14 F's during the first two years of my computer science education. I'm ...
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Unfinished prerequisite undergrad course in the last year in MS application as a final year undergrad student

I am in the process of applying for MS program in computer science as a final year undergrads. I am taking Computer System course this semester and likely to take another Operating System course in ...
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PhD without having enough background

I'm a master degree graduate student from a school of engineers in computer science. I'm so passionated by researches and continuous learning, and i want to do a PhD However, my master course wasn't ...
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How to address the issues of not including technical contribution

Recently I defended my thesis for a master's degree in computer engineering, and internal reviewers marked it satisfactory, however, they made some comments in my report and presentation, one of them ...
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Choosing a project for a fresh graduate student

I am starting to advise a new graduate student for M.Sc. degree (in theoretical computer science), and I am considering what should be the first problem they should work on. One option is a small and ...
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Should my master's thesis be related to my future PhD research?

I'm doing a master's degree in theoretical physics in Europe. After the end of the master, I want to pursue research in the area A. In fact, I've already come in contact with a professor that works in ...
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How to reject an advisor for master's thessis?

(I could not find the same question. If this has been asked before please let me know.) I wrote an e-mail to a professor to be his student and he responded with his area of interests. Then I wrote for ...
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As a Master Thesis supervisor, how should I assist students with poor fundamental skills (e.g., problem solving)?

I am currently working as a research assistant at a University and one of my tasks is to supervise the Master Thesis projects of students in our lab. Most of the projects I manage are related to ...
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Is it okay to ask a supervisor for the email addresses of their current students?

I am doing an integrated Masters course as part of my undergraduate degree, and we have been asked to select the top 6 projects from a list of ~40 projects. We will then be allocated projects (and ...
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Is it a good idea to write an inquiry email to professors when applying for a Masters program in Europe and Asia?

I have read a lot of suggestions on mailing professors beforehand when applying for PhD. I, however wanted to know if the same strategy applies to a Master's program too? I have been a professional ...
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Defending A Thesis and Expecting The Worst

For over a year I have been developing my thesis and there have been many issues in the process as neither me or my supervisor are experts in the field I am working in. My supervisor has been aware of ...
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Should I apply to schools I am not sure I would attend?

I graduated 2 years ago. I am now seeking to apply to a Master’s degree in Finance. I am currently applying to 6 universities. My letters of recommendation are from renowned professors who are really ...
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I recently enrolled in masters in AI after doing my bachelor in CS, I'm overwhelmed how to start research

So as someone who started aiming for PhD and enrolled in masters , I'm really confused with how someone could move in the AI/ML research domain... I see outstanding papers published round the clock ...
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I worked in a specific direction without communicating it to master's thesis advisor, problem?

I am currently waiting for a meeting with my master's thesis supervisor and two people from a research institution i am associated with. The plan is to for me to talk about my literature review, and ...
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Where in my master's thesis I should include the Acknowledgment? [duplicate]

Tomorrow I will submit my master's thesis. I would like to know where you think is the best place to include the Acknowledgment. I would like to thank my supervisors and the universities I worked in ...
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Does transferring to a different master's program look bad (from the perspective of the school you're attempting to transfer to)?

Last spring I was accepted into a fairly selective master's program in the US (I'm American). I had to take a summer "refresher" class for the program, which I recently completed (~ two ...
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My research supervisor left the university and no one told me

I am currently doing my Masters in a program that has both a practicum component and a thesis component. My research supervisor and I had been working over the past few years on a thesis topic. The ...
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Renaming Master of Divinity

I no longer feel comfortable with my master's degree (Master of Divinity). Especially for theologists, the title of education should not be racially problematic (calling myself a master might make ...
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Masters in mathematics after bachelors in mechanical engineering

I am in a bit of dilemma regarding my career aspirations. I am a mechanical engineering graduate from one of the top 5 IITs in India. I have a average CGPA of 8.87/10 (top 20 in my class). I have ...
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Is it weird to have a one-year, master's level “general studies” program?

I am a recent grad & my main goal is to do a Ph.D. in Computer Science, but I have some interest in math and physics. I recently found this Masters in Science program offered by a very reputable ...
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My advisor cited her colleague's papers in her own methodology even though she did not use those methods. Does this qualify as scientific misconduct?

I'm currently working on my MSc thesis under a PhD candidate's supervision. She has very recently published a paper as first author in a well-known journal where she claims to have followed ...
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A retired professor welcomed me to talk with him after I asked about doing a master thesis

(This post is related to A professor invited me to their seminar when I enquired about working on a master thesis with them: did they reject me?, I have a follow up question so I decided to open a new ...

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