Exams if Master Before PhD?

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Exams if Master Before PhD?

Post by marios » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:10 am

For fellow European applicants who will have a master degree before entering PhD program in the US do we still have to take the various classes, exams and qualifying exams that US students who do not hold a master have to take?

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Re: Exams if Master Before PhD?

Post by Forte » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:21 am

You will always need to take qualifying exams. A master's degree is independent of a PhD, although in most cases you earn a masters on the way to a PhD. You aren't going to go into a program and start your thesis, even with a masters degree.

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