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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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