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How to nail the GRE's

Open to any and all recommendations on the most efficient way to study for the GRE (focusing on writing and grammar). My GPA in college was meh (3.0). So I really need to have a nice shiny test score to go along with my floating-by transcript in order to get into top choice schools. Any advice on courses, sites, studying regimens etc. to go into this thing as ready as possible? [more inside]
posted by faceholenoises on Jun 3, 2014 - 18 answers

Advice for a teacher getting their master's degree

I'm in my second year of teaching, but I had a late start and have had my BA for 8 years now. I want to get my MA, but I'm not sure if (1) this is the time or (2) if I should focus on my content area or on education in general. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Jan 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Master's program options for Geography/GIS undergrad

Do any of you know what my options might be as a Geography/GIS undergrad looking for Grad programs? And I guess more specifically, can you all think of any programs/occupations that use GIS to a certain extent as a supplementary tool rather than the sole tool? [more inside]
posted by mr.coffee on Dec 13, 2013 - 24 answers

Letter of recommendation from department graduate?

I'm considering applying to an MS program in statistics at a competitive school. A guy I've worked with holds a PhD from the statistics department at that school, and I think he'd give me a pretty good recommendation if I asked him for one. But I'm unsure whether or not that's a good thing to do, as this fellow isn't a professor. [more inside]
posted by mf_ss on Oct 14, 2013 - 8 answers

What are some useful directions for grad school?

I'm an engineer with a career in software and I recently finished an MBA from a good school. I'd like to keep the learning going, preferably in something that complements my background, but I don't have any specific direction in mind. I guess I'm hoping that someone might suggest something that's entirely off my radar. What should I be thinking about? [more inside]
posted by mf_ss on Oct 5, 2013 - 7 answers

What's the deal with the MSL degree?

Goes by several names: Master of Studies in Law, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Science in Law. Wikipedia says: "a master's degree offered by some law schools to students who wish to study the law but do not want to become attorneys." I'd never heard of such a degree until recently -- is it present in the public consciousness? I read MBA or MFA and I have intuition for what those involve, but not so much MSL. [more inside]
posted by mf_ss on Sep 27, 2013 - 12 answers

How can I pursue a masters or pHD in Canada if I'm working a 9-5 job?

It's a huge hassle for anyone who has a 9-5 job and no savings to pursue a masters or a pHD in a reputable/respectable college or university, no matter what country s/he's in. If that's my case, how can I make it work if I live in Toronto, Canada? (I'm interested in reading your thoughts and experiences even if they're not about Toronto per se).
posted by omar.a on Sep 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Is this master's in software worth pursuing?

I have the opportunity to pursue this master's in software program for free. I jumped on the opportunity, but now as my first semester winds to a close, I'm beginning to wonder just how valuable this actually is. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Apr 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Ethics or not

When the AIDS crisis showed up, I literally put my education on pause. I figured I would spend the next 5 years caring for friends until they all died, and then go back to school. 23 years later, I have 23 years of experience in HIV research and social services and a B.A. in religious studies. Snowflaky details.... [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Feb 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Should I pursue another fancy piece of paper?

Is a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership a real thing? Should I pursue it, given that it wouldn't cost me anything but time? [more inside]
posted by cessair on Jan 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Options for grad school loan?

I'm about to bite the bullet and get a student loan. Help me out/talk me out of it/give me a better option. Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Can I sue my university?

Can I sue my university? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on May 16, 2012 - 20 answers

no seriously, is this masters worth it?

Help me make a decision I keep circling over again and again -- interdisciplinary masters that lets me do some cool research now, or continuing to work/exist in desired city and a more professional and/or appropriate MA/PHd in the next year or two? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Apr 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Step 1: college. Step 2: ??? Step 3: become a high school history teacher.

Right now, you're a college freshman. In ten years, you want to be a high school history teacher, probably somewhere in the northeast U.S. What path are you going to take to get there? [more inside]
posted by amy lecteur on Mar 7, 2012 - 17 answers

What are my chances of getting into a graduate program?

I have an bachelors degree is business but want to get my masters in education. I'm applying to Hunter College's School of Education in NYC. What are my chances if I do not meet the admissions requirements for an undergraduate major in liberal arts or science. This is a link to the admissions requirements page: In general, what are the chances of getting into a graduate program? What do admissions look for when selecting prospective students? Are Hunter's graduate programs for education competitive to get into? Can I lower my chances of getting acceptance if I submit my application too close to the deadline?
posted by flowers103 on Mar 5, 2012 - 5 answers

So I actually CAN make money from home...

I'm looking for a fully online MA program in TESOL or a related field like Applied Linguistics, that is NOT meant for K-12 public school teaching, with the aim of professionalizing myself as an English tutor. I found the New School's program here, that would certainly cover all my bases, but I simply wouldn't be able to afford the cost. Can you help me find other options? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jan 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Should I complete this masters program?

LifePlansFilter: I’m currently enrolled in graduate school in a masters of secondary education in art program. I enrolled as a way to explore my creativity in studio classes, and also as something to do during unusual life circumstances. Being in this program will continue to be an option for me for a limited time. Should I take the requisite courses I need to complete the program or should I keep taking whatever classes I want and drop out of the program when I leave? Many details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Choosing Between Two Good Things

Please help me decide between two MA programs I was admitted to (Political Science). [more inside]
posted by afterdark on Mar 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I get an MA in Anthropology?

Considering a Masters in Anthropology... curious about which programs are worth applying to and job/graduate options afterwards [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Feb 19, 2011 - 17 answers

What do I have to lose?

I need to figure out what I'm going to regret more: getting a masters degree, or forgoing grad school in favor of getting to know myself a little better. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jan 12, 2011 - 27 answers

The disappointed will shuffle 'round in circles.

I like statistics. I like education. I loathe the statistics program at my university's school of education. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Dec 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Do I really need a Master's?

I work in the field of higher education/college access and retention. I'm sort of interested in getting my Master's in Higher Education Administration. My new job offers 80% tuition reimbursement for grad school classes at a local university. Logically, I know I should take advantage of this opportunity, and start taking classes next semester, but I have some reservations: [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Oh the Humanity!

What is the general opinion of a Masters degree in the humanities?
posted by gypseefire on Sep 2, 2010 - 37 answers

Urban Planning: MURP or CivE?!

So I think I want to radically change careers and head towards Urban Planning / Civil Engineering. Which degree should I get and how should I go about this? [more inside]
posted by alaijmw on Jul 26, 2010 - 25 answers

I Choo Choo Choose You.

To what extent is it acceptable to "shop around" for graduate programs in the basic sciences (as far as initiating contact with potential labs goes)? In particular, is it ethical to contact more than one PI at the same institution? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 2, 2010 - 9 answers

1 + 1 + 1 = MS or MA?

I have a lot of grad school credits, I've done executive education at Ivy League institutions, and I have over a decade of work experience. Is there anywhere - accredited and reputable! - where I can combine this, add in a thesis/dissertation or some other contribution, and come out at the end with a Masters Degree?
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Are there any Masters programs worth getting?

Are there any Masters programs worth getting? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Jan 17, 2010 - 37 answers

MA in Politcal Science v. M Public Policy

¿Master in Political Science or Master in Public Policy? [more inside]
posted by brakiwi on Nov 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Two Masters Better than A Doctorate?

If all goes well, in Spring 2011 I will have finally completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. But I want to apply my degree to higher education. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Oct 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Can I teach college Spanish with only an MA?

Can I teach college Spanish without a PhD? Resources? [more inside]
posted by queseyo on Apr 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Suggestions for graduate studies in technology and society area

I am looking for cross-disciplinary graduate/phd course in web technology. More specifically, relating to societal use of web from a global perspective. My goal is to become an expert in use of web based technologies in developing countries (which involves computer use, censorship, etc.). So far, what I have found is STS (science, technology and society) which sounds perfect, but from what I have seen, tend to be more in the areas of applied sciences and engineering. Then there is basic CS programs which tend to be more technology than societal aspects. Does anyone have any thoughts, ideas, recommendations? [more inside]
posted by _zed_ on Mar 31, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I check out an online degree program?

What's an unbiased resource for checking out the value of credentials obtained through an online degree or distance learning program? [more inside]
posted by gm2007 on Dec 28, 2008 - 6 answers

What is the best degree to pursue? MBA v. MS

What do you think of a Masters in Information Technology versus an MBA? I am passionate about new media/emerging tech but also know I want to be in business. Would I be cutting off too many options if I just went for an MS versus an MBA? What about dual degrees? Do they exist at top institutions?
posted by lkm23 on Nov 19, 2008 - 9 answers

What do you do in an advanced degree?

Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 22, 2008 - 14 answers

What should I do after college?

What do I do with my life after college? I want to do something I don't hate, and might even like. I want YOUR suggestions and ideas. [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Feb 7, 2008 - 8 answers

'His Life of Academic Freedom', or 'School Is No Good For You'?

I'm applying for a Masters in Theory, Culture, and Politics. Will I ever work again? [more inside]
posted by ZaphodB on Feb 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for a resource to have a graduate admissions statement of intent read and critiqued please.

I am applying to grad school. The deadline is approaching. Where can I go to get my letter of intent (personal statement) read and critiqued? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 24, 2007 - 16 answers

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