Questions tagged [masters]

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

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How difficult is it to get admitted to the Certification Program in Data Science at Columbia compared to the MS Program? [closed]

Columbia's Data Science Institute requires the general list of admission requirement for the Master's degree, and also at the same time offers a Data Science Certification program, and the only ...
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If, where and how to talk about personal problems during master in PhD application

I am applying to become a PhD student in some institutions. My master record isn't exactly perfect mainly because I didn't complete it in time: I should have completed it in two years but it took me ...
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How is an engineer's degree viewed among the admission committee for PhD applicants?

How is a 5-year engineer's degree viewed among the admission committee for PhD applicants? How much weight does the name of the degree have in the review process? Assuming a choice were to be made ...
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Grade complaints: Master's thesis

I received my master's thesis grade today, with comments "weak and insufficient analysis". My supervisor read it and checked it on multiple occasions (before submission) and said it is excellent, even ...
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Can you “refer” an offer to another applicant?

Say I applied to two graduate programs: A and B, in which A is my preferred program. It turns out that I am admitted by both, so I will accept the offer from A and turn B down. I heard from a friend ...
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Conditional acceptance [closed]

I just got a conditional admission from a highly prestigious master's programme in Europe but I have a question. What happens if I got conditionally accepted but I can't provide my diploma at a given ...
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Fee Details for international student at UM [closed]

One point is not clear to me regarding the fee for the Masters in EER program at UM. It mentioned 25K USD for full-term and 13K USD for half term. Here what does it means to full term? Is it the fee ...
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How would you ask your professor to be your supervisor?

I am currently a graduate student. I've completed all the exams and I am currently looking for a supervisor for my master's dissertation. Few months ago I surveyed the professor I would like to have ...
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Ranking vs funding for MS in CS at USA [closed]

Suppose, I have non funded admit from a top 40 university for MS in CS. Another university is ranked 150. The rankings are taken from US News & World Report. Which one should I choose?
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M1 or M2 for masters in Mathematics for Engineering background

I want to apply for master's program in mathematics in France. I have a dual degree (M.Tech+B.Tech in 5 years) in Electrical engineering but my master's thesis was complexity theory in learning ...
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Correct form to tell and write the degrees I hold

If I have a bachelor degree in Physics, how should I write it in a CV? What is the correct form between the two: Bachelor of Physics or Bachelor in Physics? The same thing goes for the master ...
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Student side strategies for handling stressful atmosphere in class

At first day of second semester of my M.S biomedical engineering classes we have 12 units as 4  courses: Image Analysis Fuzzy systems 3. Pattern recognition Research methodology So only the ...
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I sent an unupdated version of my MSc. thesis to a supervisor of a PhD project I am applying for

I am being considered for a doctoral position and after what I think it was a very good interview, the project supervisor asked me for a copy of my MSc. thesis. Even though the results of the thesis ...
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How does earning a Masters in Iceland differ from the US?

I'm a US citizen with an BA from a US university but I have been looking at the University of Iceland for a Master's in Environment and Natural Resources while scoping US schools as well. I know ...
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Do German professors in a Master’s program respond to students who email them interested in their research work?

I’m currently receiving my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from am American university and have no clue how the process for applying to Master’s programs in Germany works. I’m not sure if it’s okay to ...
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I dropped out of my masters degree a year ago and am being threatened by my college that they will blacklist me

I took a masters a couple of years ago and dropped out because my supervisors weren't helpful, were demotivating (told me they could do my research in two months and asked why I hadn't finished mine), ...
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Citing abstract only papers/conference proceedings

I'm doing my MS in Astronomy and Astrophysics so almost all of the literature I need is readily available on NASA ADS website (ui.adsabs.harvard.edu) with links to downloadable PDFs and HTML articles. ...
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Should I give up on pursuing a PhD in Europe if I performed poorly in my master?

I'm currently a master student in an Erasmus Mundus program. Unfortunately for me, I have been doing badly. My overall grade on the first 3 semesters is a C. So far only my master thesis remains but I ...
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Going from STEM to history

I am looking to leave my career in computing and go back to university to study a History MA. The trouble is I only have a 3rd class degree in Computing from around 1990. What would you recommend I ...
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How should I set the duration of my MS program after converting from PhD?

I started my PhD program in CSE in Fall'16. Due to my personal and family issues, my professor agreed to convert my PhD to MS and let me graduate as early as possible in Spring, 2020. I have already ...
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How should I write my computer science master thesis? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing my master thesis on computer science. The topic is "Automated generation of planar geometry olympiad problems". In short, it's about a piece of software that can ...
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How to approach admissions when applying for a Master's without Bachelor's degree?

I have a decade of experience as a network engineer. At this point I'm consulting large ISP in a network design role. I am thinking about applying for a Master's in computer networking without a ...
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For Master's admissions, are recommendations from academics preferred?

In making an application to a Master's program, would I be wise to seek recommendations from academics, practitioners, or both in balance? Or would any credible letter meet the required threshold? Or ...
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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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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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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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