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Master's degree

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  1. Mihael

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    How did you approach your master's degre? Did you stay at the same university as undergrad or did you go elsewhere? Did you pursue the same degree or did you pick another? Did you stay in the same city/town or did you travel? Did you stay in your home country or did you go abroad? How did /do you find the experience?
     
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    Not to get off topic and steal your thread I am thinking of going back to school but not sure for what.
     
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    I went to the same university for undergraduate and graduate school. Actually most people I knew did as well and stayed in the same field of study. I did apply to a few other schools, but didn't get in which was fine because where I went is a well respected school and still in-state tuition.
     
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    I've been to different universities studying different Bachelor's degrees. I didn't finish either of them, though, but that has allowed me to learn plenty of useful stuff.
     
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    Mihael.....I went to a different university and did my Master's degree in a different subject. B.A. Ed in Music and M.A. Ed in Computer Science. First school in Washington State, second school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    .....David :gay_pride_flag:
     
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    I stayed at the same university. There was a financial incentive to stay for all students (cheaper fees) and the application process was slightly easier because they knew you already. I enjoyed my undergrad though, so probably would have stayed without the above. Also, it was in the same subject because that’s what really interested me.

    I’m glad I did it, but it was a different experience than studying at undergrad and I didn’t enjoy it quite as much. I think that was mostly due to me studying the MA part-time and not being around the campus as much. I didn’t really get to know any fellow students that well, whereas I still keep in touch with friends I met during undergrad.
     
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    I did my bachelors in the States and about 5 years later while living in Germany I did my masters with a uni in London, which had mandatory weekend intensive courses in Maastricht, Netherlands. Since I had spent some time working after my bachelors, I was able to pick a masters that matched my career a little better. It was related to my bachelors.

    My brother told me that you should get paid to do your masters, but I'm not sure that applies to every field of study. If you do have to pay, the programs in Europe are much cheaper. And you get to live in Europe, which is nice.
     
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    Thanks for your replies :slight_smile: it's good to know others' experiences.

    Yeah, at my university the application process is a lot easier for those who stay and you don't have to catch up with missing material later, so the degree takes less time and hemce is cheaper.

    I'm looking for an alternative school, but can't find one that I would like and would want people with a CS undergrad. And the one that I've found also has a longer degree than mine.
     
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    Not only different university, but also different country.
     
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    My wife got her B.A. at a normal university and did her masters entirely through a online university.
     
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    Next year I am enter high school and chose not to go with what I want and change to travel and dorm in NYC but to stay were I am for school. For college my dream is to go UB right near my home. We pass through campus all the time and I really hope to go! Any advice how how to survive freshman year in HS?
     
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    Yes please I need that advice to
     
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    Hey, I chose my undergrad major instead of doing a few more courses in my minor to qualify. I ended up at the same school because I didn't get in to other local schools, and considered travelling but the canadian dollar is pretty weak.