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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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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 ...
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Re-applying for the same PhD program abroad after finishing it in one's home country?

This is a little bit hypothetical question… Let's assume I finished my PhD in math in my country but I am dissatisfied with it (assume I live in a developing country). Also I have enough money and ...
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Getting rid of first degree to apply for second

I finished my PhD a while ago but, long story short, got screwed over by my department and wound up entering industry rather than continuing my academic career as I had wanted. My degree and ...
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Some economists seem to have a second PhD from a U.S. institution, conferred one year after their European PhD. How is this possible?

Some Economics professors (e.g. here and here) obtained a PhD in Economics in Europe and then obtained a PhD in economics in the U.S. in just one year. I would like to do the same as I am finishing a ...
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Second Masters in maths after master's in physics: how does it help getting into PhD in Europe?

How does it help doing a second master's in mathematics after doing first master's in Physics for getting a PhD in theoretical Physics in Europe? Will it be helpful to compensate for a low GPA in ...
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If I am going for a second masters and my previous GRE score is expired, do I have to take the GRE again?

I am already done with my masters but I want to go back to school for another one. The only thing is that I got my masters 9 years ago. I know GRE is only valid for 5 years. Since I already done with ...
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Is second upper class honours good enough? [duplicate]

I'm a B.Sc. (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition student. My Final year second last results was released and I just found out based on my current CGPA(second upper class), I would not able to achieve ...
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Can a poorly done second degree ruin one's academic record?

Currently I have a BSc degree in Computer Science, and in the future I plan to get a Master degree in Computer Science. In my opinion, my BSc grades are good enough to help me be accepted at good ...
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Is it wise to get another PhD in statistics after finishing PhD in math? [duplicate]

I am currently starting my second year of PhD study in mathematics at an institution ranked 70-80 in math in the US. In my first year, I have taken some courses in probability theory and passed two of ...
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Get a second master to have better references?

I obtained my M. Sc. in mathematics from a decent European university about a year ago (when I was 27). Due to various reasons of personal nature, my marks were the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA, or ...
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Is it worth getting a masters in a secondary field as part of an interdisciplinary PhD?

I'm in the process of making a decision with regards to graduate school and my number one choice is an interdisciplinary PhD program in Computational Science and Engineering. On the computational side ...
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Would a masters in maths at a much lower ranked university be a good preparation for a masters course at a very top university?

I have finished my mathematics undergraduate degree in the UK at a low ranked university. I just missed out on a 2:2. I struggled with modules such as statistics and Operations research but excelled ...
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Changing from molecular neuroscience to ecology after PhD? Ecologist perspective needed!

I am one year away from finishing a PhD in neuroscience and looking at PostDoc/future career options. Though I love neuroscience, I don't enjoy working in the field very much and I have had a life-...
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Switching to philosophy after a PhD in mathematics

I'm currently finishing a PhD in mathematics from a university in Europe ranked top 10 in the world. I've always been torn between philosophy and mathematics, and I'd like to give philosophy a chance (...
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Getting PhD from average institution (gain experience) before applying for a PhD in top institution? [duplicate]

What do you think about an idea of getting a PhD in an "better then average institution" to get tons of experience to get a second PhD (in the same field) from top institution? I'm now getting a MSc ...
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Getting a PhD in Classics/Ancient History with an MA in Modern Lit [duplicate]

I'm getting an MA in Italian Literature but, writing my thesis on contemporary fiction, I realized that it's not really what I want to specialize in. I would like to switch to Classics/Ancient History....
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Does one need a bachelor's in Math, if not a master's, before taking a PhD in Math in the US?

This is actually just a revision of this question in relation to this answer. I ask "Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in pure math?" (And then applied to the US for this question) ...
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Do I need second master's degree or not?

I finished master's degree in "System analysis and management" (Engeenering). I have Bachelor's in Computer Science. Can I enroll to PhD in Computer Science now and change field research? Or me need ...