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Nov. 10th, 2006 @ 04:22 pm future plans
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From:keg41
Date:November 12th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Terminal MA programs end after you've finished the thesis without any commitments to PhD programs. Some programs only award MA degrees if the student in question decides to leave before finishing the dissertation or if they don't pass their exams.
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From:nightingale0
Date:November 13th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
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Interesting - I've never heard of that. Here, you get you MA degree before you even apply for a PhD, which may or may not be at the same school. Students are usually advised not to do all three degrees at the same place, so if I go on to a PhD, I will most likely leave York University even though I love it here. The MA program has the open of doing either a thesis, or a research paper and more courses. One thing I will look into before I decide is how much difference it will make to me being accepted into a PhD program, but the main difference between the thesis & the research paper seems to be length, & there is also a difference in evaluation proceedures.
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From:ephraim_oakes
Date:November 23rd, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)
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yeah, the MA-PhD combined situation is standard in the US, but much less common elsewhere. This came as a shock when i started applying to programs in Canada.
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