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Questions tagged [masters]

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

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What is it like to be a pure mathematician?

I'm an engineering student, currently in 3rd year. I have developed a fair bit of interest towards pure mathematics. 1. My question is when should one think about having a career in pure mathematics? (...
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Double Master's in same field (Physics) in India/Europe

I am Pursuing BS-MS 5 year dual degree in Physics with very little focus on theoretical physics. I want to enter into a rigorous Theoretical physics MS program (1/2 year program) after completing my ...
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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

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Decision paralysis: MSc or PhD [on hold]

Looking for advice on making a decision between studying for a MSc degree versus PhD. My thoughts are going around in circles to the point of decision paralysis. The main contingency is that I am ...
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How often do graduate students make grammar, spelling, or formatting errors in their comprehensive exams?

I recently took my comprehensive exams in a certain social science field. Looking back, I remember making several spelling errors and leaving around five incomplete sentences in the essays I wrote. ...
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Go to grad school or not? Help! [closed]

I'm having a hugely difficult time deciding on grad school. I'm almost 25 and I'm working for a non-profit, which I love, but I love the people and the mission... I'm not too passionate about the ...
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Is it stupid to quit graduate program after one year? [closed]

As the title says, I'm thinking about quitting. Everyone I've spoken to seems to think this is a dumb idea (quitting after one year, at least), but I haven't talked to anyone who's actually gone ...
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Funded Masters in Math [closed]

Are there any universities in the U.S that are known for funding their master's students? I know that Canada is known for funding their masters students. I am guessing that includes grading/teaching ...
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Does work experience in non-related field help in grad school admissions?

USA: Does work experience help for graduate admissions non-phd in STEM fields? Someone told me yes, because if I already have a job, the grad school can be assured that I'll have a job after ...
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UG Research Advisor Not Willing to Write LOR to support my transfer application. How to proceed?

This post is related to my situation Dropping Out And Applying Somewhere Else . After explaining to my undergraduate research advisor that I withdrew from my PhD program (1 month in) and that I ...
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How to find companies looking to sponsor a Master's degree for their new employee?

I was told by a couple people I met that some companies sponsor a Master's degree (in the United States) for new hires. One of these was in such a program and was only required to work part time to ...
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Should I do a Master's degree if I am already employed in the field? [closed]

I am very torn about whether to take the plunge to do a Master's degree. I graduated a few years ago with BSc in Maths which I didn't particularly enjoy, only the statistics and programming courses. ...
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Having worked in industry for a few years, do I need someone from the industry to recommend me when applying for MS in CS by thesis?

During my undergraduate studies, I published a paper and gained some experience in research. Unfortunately, I didn't take up my higher education immediately but instead worked in the software industry ...
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Is academia right approach in order to implement an idea presented in my MSc Thesis? [closed]

On my Master's I had an idea and made the following thesis proposing an new idea in order to offer a more user-friendly Privacy Enchanhing Technology, https://is.gd/YUUFLE . Hence, in order to ...
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What are the advantages of writing a thesis with rMarkdown? [closed]

I think the question is self-explanatory but to add a bit of a background, I'll be starting my M.Sc. research quite soon and I want to create and maintain a workflow that allows me to devote my time ...
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Can we change our field of study for masters in canada? [closed]

I have a bachelors degree in electronics and communication engineering and am going for higher studies. I want to change my field to computer science for my masters. Is it possible to do that for ...
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How to structure the Introduction of my Master's thesis? [closed]

My question is not about the structure of an entire thesis, but just about the Introduction chapter. At the moment, it consists of the following sections: Objective [where I briefly introduce the aim ...
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Master in humanities as a software engineer

I am living in the Netherlands (at the moment, I am an expat), I have two M.Sc and a bachelor in software engineer / computer science and and I am looking at the possibility of having a part-time ...
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Historical Course Descriptions for Master's and Ph.D in Statistics/Data Science Programs [closed]

I'm writing to ask whether there's any references for course descriptions for the classes required of a master's degree back in the 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s,...., 1900s. I wanted to know how the ...
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Another student has been assigned the same MSc thesis as mine (and already defended)

I am in a dilemma as to how to approach this issue. Basically, myself and another student were assigned the same thesis topic. Only difference is, I have been doing it part time and she completed her ...
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Doing another MSc during PhD

I've been a PhD student in a STEM field for less than year now. Before embarking on this journey, I was pondering between electrical engineering and computer science for my MSc studies, which I ...
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I still do not, exactly, know my field of interest. Is it relevant while applying for PhD?

I am in my fourth year of BS-MS course in Physics in India. I will be applying for PhD next year but I do not have a specific topic in my mind. Until now I have done 2 projects on Cosmology (related ...
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Masters Dilemma: Does University Reputation Come First?

I'm a political science undergrad from Canada with a very good GPA (4.26/4.33), lots of experience as a research assistant and two papers submitted. I would like to pursue an academic career, so I'm ...
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Is it worth it to purchase a coursera certificate in Machine Learning for grad school apps?

Specifically I'm applying to some data science programs. As Machine Learning is a relatively advanced topic at the undergrad level and one that is so relevant in the field, I was wondering if it would ...
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How can getting a masters hurt PhD admissions? [closed]

TL;DR: Find myself under-qualified for PhD programs but I'm afraid getting a MS degree will hurt my chances at a better PhD program. U.S. based. Longer background: I graduated with a math degree ...
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Online Computer Science Masters as PhD Prep

I have recently completed my undergraduate degree, and am interested in pursuing a master's and potentially an eventual doctorate. I have been looking at affordable online degrees such as the ...
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Biophysics PhD after Master's in Computational Biology. Is it a common path? [closed]

I am doing my masters in computational life sciences. My fascination with the topic started with how physics elegantly explains the biological systems. More I am digging into the subjects, more I feel ...
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Will 2 years of non relevant work ex affect ms in cs prospects? [closed]

I have completed Bachelor's in Computer Science ( from India) with an 8.7 CGPA. During my engineering I've done a couple of relevant internships and published a couple of papers. After graduating, I'...
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How can a Poli Sci undergrad with a CS minor improve their chances for a CS masters program? [closed]

I'm a PS undergrad with a minor in CS that's 22 credit hours and covers most, if not all, masters pre-reqs that I've seen. The only issue I forsee is that I will only be taking one semester of ...
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(Canada) How likely/unlikely is it to get accepted to a direct entry PhD program? [closed]

I am now torn apart between leaving Canada to do a masters program in a foreign country, which will put a huge financial burden on me, I don't even know if I can afford it, and I would also become ...
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Career options after Masters in mathematics outside academia [closed]

Basically, my background is the following: I was a very good student in a not so bad university in my bachelor, and now I'm doing alright (~ good student but not one of the best) in a very good ...
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Taking individual subjects not related to my career

I would like to ask for advice in this particular situation of mine: I am a Mexican medical doctor, and I am applying for a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering at a german university. The program ...
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Allowed help in thesis

If you write a thesis, is it legal to ask somebody if things you did are correct in the thesis? When it's my own work and this person says, everything correct, there shouldn't be any problem, right? ...
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Writing multiple areas of interest in SOP

So first let me introduce myself. I am planning to apply for masters in mathematics in this year. I am student of bsc. 3rd year of Mathematics. Although my initial interest was to study about ...
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How to connect with a professor?

I am a mathematics undergraduate student from India and am presently in my final year. Being a bit less talkative, I had not had many conversations with my professors even though I had tried to ...
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Is it okay to get a letter of recommendation from my employer who is a scientist but not an Ph,D?

I've worked for 3 years in the same field which I'm going to apply in. And my boss belongs to the same field too. He completed his M.tech. I am taking three LOR's. Two from qualified Ph.D professors ...
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Why does the Discipline of the Bachelor Degree matter for most Non-US Architecture Master Programs but not for US Architecture Master Programs?

After some research, I've noticed that in the US it's mostly possible to apply for M.Arch programs regardless of the Bachelor discipline while outside the US a Bachelor in Architecture is required. ...
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Which is better to stay in shared house or university accommodation? [closed]

I will be a postgraduate student from this Oct in UK and looking for accommodation. I would like to know pros and cons of shared house and accommodation provided by the University. Thank you in ...
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My Prof Does Not Know My Thesis Field Well

I am doing my MSc thesis research and it is becoming apparant to me that my supervisor does not have that much domain knowledge in the field that I am in. She has some idea but by no means is she even ...
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My MRes will be unclassified - will this make applications outside academia less competitive? [closed]

I have just graduated 2.1 in a bioscience subject and have been offered an MRes / MSc(Res) (masters by way of research). I really want to do the MRes because I want to test my aptitude for research, ...
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Is it necessary to publish a research paper while pursuing MS? [closed]

Is it necessary to publish a research paper while pursuing MS Degree in the field of Computer Science. Will not publishing one affect your job prospects?
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Applying to more selective programs after having been diagnosed with a long-term mental condition

Since my previous question, I have discovered recently that I had ADHD, and possibly a form of Asperger syndrome, which perfectly explain my past difficulties. This has been quite a shock and gave me ...
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Can you use brand names in a research survey

I a currently designing a research survey and would like to use company brand names such as 'Apple' for participants to rate their preferred organisational attributes against. Is this ethical?
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Difference between Statistics and Machine Learning? [closed]

What would I learn as a Ph.D Student in Statistics that I wouldn't learn and vise-versa in Machine Learning Ph.D program?
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How to adress failed PhD project from last year to gain admission at same University for Master's Degree?

I have the following issue with my application for a Master's Degree. Last year, due to my families financial circumstances I dropped out of an PhD project. Now I want to join the Univerisity under ...
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Copyright issues of using free clipart

I'm a master student in psychology. A year ago, I downloaded a lot of free clipart online to create my study stimuli. For example, some clipart are from this website: http://clipart-library.com. I ...