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Unsure about path to academia

My goal is to become a university professor but I'm torn whether to do a second master's degree or go straight for a PhD. I can get decent funding for a master's but am I treading water? [more inside]
posted by nagoya on Jul 29, 2014 - 18 answers

How do I start making progress again?

At the beginning of the year I finished a Master's program in emergency management (and have a BA in English). I thought I would be able to get an entry-level spot somewhere but months later I haven't even gotten an interview. I'm getting a bit sick of seeing those "eligible but not referred" emails from USAJobs. [more inside]
posted by brilliantine on Aug 1, 2013 - 7 answers

I want to go to grad school and get the most bang for my buck. Thoughts?

Five years out of college, I've realized I need to go to grad school to further my career. I'd like to participate in a master's program that gives me more earning potential if possible. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on May 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Master's in Medical Science? Is there use beyond med school?

I'm considering getting a master's in medical science, slow route. I work at a university in publishing, so my classes are free. But I want to know if it's relevant or useful if I don't go to med school after. [more inside]
posted by caveatz on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Uni of Redlands vs Uni of Arizona for MS-GIS

I got accepted to the MS-GIS program at the University of Redlands as well as the MS-GIST program at the University of Arizona. Looking for experiences, advice, opinions. [more inside]
posted by tillei on Aug 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Online vs Campus MS-GIS?

Master's Degree in GIS - Online vs. On Campus? [more inside]
posted by tillei on Jun 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Charging A-head: How Much for Language Training Workshops?

Calling all Consultants, Workshop Facilitators, ESL/EFL Teachers, Writing Teachers, Business Writing Teachers, Group Trainers, etc.: I've suddenly happened upon a potential trio of jobs that call for someone to create original curricula, teach English/Business English/ESL, and tailor a "program" for a specific adult audience's needs, usually on a compressed, intensive time-frame. This has *potentially* opened up a long-desired way of branching into other versions of my long-time metiers. But I have questions, many questions, chief of which is how much? [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Jan 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Why do grad schools need to know what other schools you are applying to?

Why do grad school applications ask you what other schools you are applying to? Will being honest hinder my chances at getting into a competitive program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 13 answers

What can I add to my math degree to improve my job prospects?

I have a B.S. in Math, but I haven't been able to find a job in my field. What can I add to my undergrad degree to be more competitive in the job market? [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

I are a college student!....Now what?!?!

How should I map out my higher education plan to fully maximize my hiring potential? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Nov 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Urban planning degree in Barcelona?

I need help looking for a graduate school, preferably in Barcelona, or another European city, where they have Urban planning/ urban studies and /or urban design. I have a Bachelor's degree in Art History, minor in Geography and would like to get my Master's in Urban planning/ urban studies and /or urban design and I need a change..picking up and leaving the states. Would you know of any? Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 5 answers

YANMT, but I can't afford a therapist so you'll have to do.

QuarterLifeCrisisFilter: I've been thinking about my future career and considering going to grad school. I only have a vague idea of what I might like to study, but I know I want an advanced degree (preferably sooner rather than later). Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by funfetti on Jul 13, 2010 - 25 answers

What would the USAF do with a guy with an engineering master's?

If I joined the US Air Force Reserve with a master's degree in aerospace engineering from a good school, what kind of work would they put me in? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Feb 5, 2010 - 10 answers

How worthwhile is it, careerwise, to pursue a second Master's degree?

How worthwhile is it, careerwise, to pursue a second Master's degree? [more inside]
posted by mirepoix on Nov 18, 2009 - 4 answers

What can I do with a Master's in math?

I have been attending graduate school in mathematics for the last 3 years, in hopes of getting a Ph.D. It hasn't exactly worked out - I'm taking my Master's and getting out of here. What can I do now? [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Aug 9, 2009 - 13 answers

How does a history major get a job in IT?

How does a history major get a job in IT? If you work in IT or as a programmer, but have a degree in an unrelated field, how did you transition into tech? [more inside]
posted by capitalist.pig on Jul 18, 2009 - 21 answers

Urban Planning Remixed

Experimental and radical urban planning: Where are the interesting multidisciplinary graduate programs in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Apr 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Anyone with a Master's in Public Administration?

What kind of jobs are available to those with a Master's in Public Administration? [more inside]
posted by bilbo baggins on May 24, 2007 - 6 answers

looking for a transformative urban planning program

i'm looking for a master's Urban Planning program that incorporates significant amounts of radical urban sustainability, healthy communities/liveable streets, 'alternative' energy use, sustainable design, public/alternative transportation, and other transformative ideas. info/advice/experiences? thanks.
posted by entropone on Mar 30, 2007 - 11 answers

Is any Master's Degree better than no Master's Degree?

Is any Master's Degree better than no Master's Degree? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Master's in Distance Learning

I'm interested in an M.A. degree in education, specifically in curriculum design for on-line/distance learning. Here's an example from Univ. of Maryland (M.A. in Distance Learning) . Has anyone pursued this degree? If so, did you do your coursework in person or on-line? Is the job market good? Which institutions are most respected in their programs? Any info appreciated.
posted by nancoix on Apr 19, 2005 - 3 answers

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