Questions tagged [second-degree]

On earning a second degree at the same level as a degree you already hold (i.e. a second bachelors, second masters, or second PhD).

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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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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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What universities (especially in the USA) prohibit or restrict duplicate advanced degrees? [closed]

For example, University of California - Berkeley says The Graduate Council views academic degrees as evidence of broad research training, not as vocational training certificates; therefore, ...
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Is it proper to do dual Ph.D in math? [duplicate]

I have already noticed similar questions to mine as Should I do a dual Ph.D, Is doing two Ph.D a good path? and When does one go to double doctorate? . I got Ph.D in Pure Math and now I am doing ...
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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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Is obtaining Multiple PhDs in two different and barely related disciplines detrimental to the career? [duplicate]

My situation is like this: I have tried to obtain an MS in CS/CSE but failed. Now, I am studying an MA in Education and planning to get a Ph.D. in Education. After that, my plan is to get a Ph.D. ...
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Considering a second PhD, this time in statistics. Will any professors be interested in working with me? [duplicate]

I have a PhD in applied mathematics from a top university. I didn't realise it at the time because I was so focussed on my research, but it seems my research area (numerical analysis of PDEs) is ...
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Is it looked down upon to do a second PhD (vs a postdoc)?

In January, I started my third year of a computer science PhD. My goal has always been to balance "X" and computer science ("X" being a non-engineering subject), and I thought I could do that at my ...
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As an electrical engineer, should I study pure mathematics in my spare time or do a second bachelor degree? [closed]

EDIT: Short version: Can a full time engineer ever hope to learn pure math up to masters level on weekends in less than six years without burning out mentally or is full time study required to achieve ...
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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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Best path for a PhD in CS from a top school? [closed]

In short, I recently got admitted to a computer science and engineering programme at the KTH royal institute of technology which basically is a Bsc. in CS + Msc. in one of a dozen choosable related ...
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Double major vs single major and multiple minors [closed]

I am currently enrolled at the engineering school of a large university (as a freshman). I am set on majoring in Computer Science, and have been taking courses towards the requirements of that major. ...
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2nd bachelors vs 2nd masters

I already have a BS and MS of a certain degree. I am contemplating going for a 2nd BS or 2nd MS, in which my employer is willing to provide financial aid. The employer is generally supportive of me ...
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Finishing incomplete degree after a decade to switch to industry

I'm considering the possibility of completing a degree from which I dropped out almost a decade ago. In part because I feel I should, in part because I think it could be useful for switching to ...
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Switching from Computer Science to Historical Linguistics for Master's degree [closed]

I am a 19 year-old student in my second semester of my junior year of a Computer Science degree. I graduate in May 2020, but I would like to make the switch in postgrad to historical linguistics (not ...
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Should I go back for 2nd PhD in applied field this time?

I finished my PhD in 2017 in a psychology field that is mostly academic (non-clinical), so it is basically impossible to find jobs outside of academia that don't require a huge move. I have a current ...
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Second PhD in Austria?

When one already has a PhD from a university outside of Europe, could he apply for a second PhD in Austria? I know that second PhD is not possible for example in UK. Is it the same for Austria? Is ...
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Masters or 2nd Bachelors? [duplicate]

Should I attend a likely lesser university, PSU in Pittsburg, Kansas, for a graduate degree in history, or should I attend the University of Minnesota for a second bachelors degree in psychology? All ...
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I have PhD degree in Mathematics. Can I get a research supervisor for another PhD?

I'm from Ethiopia, and I completed my PhD degree in mathematics three months ago. Now I'm working in one of Ethiopian universities as a mathematics teacher. Unfortunately, I'm not satisfied with my ...
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Starting over six years again after Ph.D.

I graduated with Ph.D. in 2012 from SUNY-Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, with B.S. in Physics. Then I could not find a related job to this day. In 6 years, I managed only to get ...
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Master's degree in a different field while in a PhD program?

I am finishing up my BS degree in Computer Science, and I have been accepted to a PhD program in Computing and Information Sciences. I was wondering if it would be possible (and how feasible it would ...
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Why is it disadvantageous in graduate admissions to have a higher degree?

JeffE's answer here indicates that holders of a master’s degree are held to higher standards when it comes to graduate admissions. The stated requirements for some graduate programs (example from UC ...
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Expected issues upon graduating with a second Masters in Electrical Engineering after first Masters in Computer Science

I obtained MS degree in Computer Science degree some 7 year ago from a decent German state university. Since then I majorly worked in system software roles and occasionally embedded software and ...
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Second master's degree during doctoral program

I currently have both my bachelor's and master's degree, and have accepted admission into a doctoral program starting this September. Most engineering doctoral programs allow you to get a master's ...
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Can I take a second Master’s degree program in Biostatistics if I already have Masters Degree in Statistics? [closed]

Is it possible to do a second Masters Degree in Biostatistics if I already have a Masters Degree in Statistics? During my first Masters Degree, I took one Biostatistics course for my elective, and I ...
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It is possible to obtain two PhD degrees (various fields) on the basis of one interdisciplinary PhD dissertation?

It is possible to obtain two PhD degrees (various fields) on the basis of one interdisciplinary PhD dissertation? Is this something feasible (in Europe)? Or maybe there must be two different '...
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Doing two Bachelors before Masters degree?

I currently study for my B.Sc. in Media IT. I easily could finish a second Bachelor if I do one more semester. I want to do master's degree in Media IT afterwards. I'm already 23 and in the third ...
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Is it possible to get another PhD in political science in Germany after getting a PhD in philosophy in Hong Kong

I am doing a PhD with concentration on continental philosophy in Hong Kong (my MPhil also had the same concentration too), but I am really interested in political theory and political science and ...
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Considering a second degree to be a patent bar eligible lawyer--masters or bachelor?

I've always had an interest in math/physics, but ended up pursuing classics instead in undegrad (not remotely related I know). After undergrad I got my J.D., and have spent the last 3 years practicing ...
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Second PhD and conference biographical notes

I am sending a conference proposal as a Ph.D. student. I am expected to provide a biographical note. I already hold another Ph.D. and I am not sure should I stress it or not in my biographical note. ...
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I hold a PhD in political economy, and am outside academia; what route might I take towards researching for a PhD in canine psychology and behaviour?

I hold a BA in a language and area studies (history, politics, social science) and a PhD in political economy (touching on social science), both from British universities belonging to the (research-...
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Will CS programs look favorably on an older applicant who already has a PhD?

Let's say a recent math PhD in his early 30s realizes he's unlikely to land another postdoc after his current one ends, and he decides he really liked being a grad student and he really doesn't want ...
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Doing a second PhD in different field instead of a Habilitation

I just started a 3-4 year Post-Doc position in Department A, to work on a topic on the border between two fields on which they also work in Department B. In some European countries the usual ...
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Please inform details and feasibility of pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in mathematics/applied mathematics/statistics/related discipline? [closed]

I am in my late 20s from India. After my high school, I completed my bachelor degree in engineering, specifically in textile engineering and later, my masters degree in statistics-cum-operations ...
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What is the basic structure of American higher education?

When I go to university for four years and study, e.g., law or medicine, do I earn an undergraduate degree? And do I have to go to university for another two years or so to get a graduate degree? Also,...
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Too old to get another math PhD degree?

I got my math PhD degree more than 10 years ago, and my major is algebra. I have published some papers in some journals such as Adv. Math.. I really love math, but I am still thinking I haven't got a ...
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Can I have a PhD in one field, and be an avid academic contributor in another?

Disclaimer: I'm an undergrad with very limited knowledge of how academia really works and what the atmosphere and culture is like. I'm very interested in pure mathematics, and I think I'm pretty good ...
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How does someone who holds two doctoral degrees sign their name?

If just received second doctoral degree, how does one sign their name at the end of an email or other correspondence. Would it just stay Dr. So and So or be Dr. Dr. So and So?
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Do two lesser degrees ever equal a higher degree?

I have an AA in Liberal Arts and am one semester away from an AS in Computer Programming and Analysis. I will have to double check the numbers but I will have around 140 credit hours which is similar ...
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Second master and phd in math after phd in mechanical engineering

I'm currently finishing a PhD in mechanical engineering at a top 20 european university. However, during my PhD I realized that woking or even conducting research as a mechanical engineer is not ...
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Finish my Masters or take a break year before post-bac? [closed]

I am currently a graduate student in communications, with my B.A. in English and Creative Writing. I have been utterly dissatisfied with my graduate experience and have spent most (read: all) of this ...
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PhD in Nanomaterials [duplicate]

I am a doctoral student in metallurgy (joined 2014- about to finish it by July 2017) having my background of B.Tech Electrical and MS in nanoscience. I wish to pursue my another doctoral degree in ...
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Can one get a second Master's degree in a related field (biochemistry, bioinformatics)?

If one has already got a Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, can he/she apply to the Masters’ Program in Bioinformatics at another university in another country?
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Is an engineering PhD enough to publish math stats research?

I'm in the second half of an electrical engineering doctorate but have come to realize that mathematical statistics and the theoretical side of information theory might be more my calling. I am too ...
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Second PhD or postdoc and their effects on tenure track position

I am going to finish my PhD in the Netherlands within one year. Ideally I would like to get a postdoc here. However, due to competition or other factors I might not find a postdoc position. Then, ...
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Are colleges prepared to offer a PhD position to one who already has a PhD

I am a PhD holder in Analytical Chemistry from Iran and now, I am very interested in applying for a PhD program in a somewhat different field like Nanotechnology in the US and Canada. I have invested ...
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Will already having a masters degree make it harder to get funding for a second masters in Europe?

If a person who already has M.Sc degree (from the university outside of Europe) wants to enter European university for another M.Sc degree, would having M.Sc degree be a hindrance for getting a ...
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Second PhD in Astro after a PhD in CMT (Physics) [duplicate]

Okay here is the current situation. I am entering my second year in my PhD program and most of my options of joining the Theoretical astrophysics groups are closed ( no professors working in that ...
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Second master's degree in another field without bachelors

Question: Can I study master's degree in another field (or adjacent field) if I have a master's degree already without a bachelor degree? Explanation: At the moment I am studying master's degree in ...
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Could a second masters hurt my PhD application because expectations will be higher?

I would like to do a second masters, because I would like to change focus to a certain subfield within my field (not changing fields) and have the best shot of getting into my favourite program. I ...