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Masters/PhD track - level of commitment?


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Hi,

I applied to a Masters program in one school and got accepted into the Masters/PhD track. I do not want to commit to a PhD at this point, and I also don't want to let them know "surprise" 2-3 years down the road if I decide not to do a PhD. What are my options?

Good luck to all 2011 applicants!

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Hi,

I applied to a Masters program in one school and got accepted into the Masters/PhD track. I do not want to commit to a PhD at this point, and I also don't want to let them know "surprise" 2-3 years down the road if I decide not to do a PhD. What are my options?

Good luck to all 2011 applicants!

Since you are in this predicament, you must make a decision and inform them about. On the other hand, why don't you contact someone in the dept, and tell them of your situation and ask them what the dept policies are.

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Hi,

I applied to a Masters program in one school and got accepted into the Masters/PhD track. I do not want to commit to a PhD at this point, and I also don't want to let them know "surprise" 2-3 years down the road if I decide not to do a PhD. What are my options?

Good luck to all 2011 applicants!

Usually in such programs you can leave after the MS if you want. Since you applied to the masters program, you do not have to inform anyone i think. See if you like it there, if you want to continue, then do so for PhD or else leave after MS. But still its better to ask a senior at the school.

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