Tin Sn Posted April 18, 2014 Share Posted April 18, 2014 Hi all, I would like to ask for your advice. I would like to apply to the MS degree (in EE department again) in the US, even if I had graduated in MS degree (in EE department) from a country (outside the US). I have joined this forum during applying for PhD in EE department on fall term, 2014; I was rejected. I didn't feel sad as I always have an annoying thoughts that my qualities may not be enough for becoming a PhD student in my head. This kind of thought arises after I checked out the steps of getting PhD in many schools, and tried to read some researches of many professors. I felt that I may not make it. In fact, since working as the research assistant, I tried to learned by myself (through reading, and taking online courses). I knew that this is an important phase of becoming a PhD student, and I will have to face the feeling of knowing nothing, any way, if I am in the PhD study. But the fear of having not enough backgrounds make me feel that I really don't mind if I would have to take my time in MS study, again. I felt that it is much better to have the time to improve myself for the research and to have the chance getting to the classes. So I am thinking about applying to MS degree in the same department (at the same University), instead of PhD, but I don't want the school to feel that I don't have the strong determination. In addition, having said that i would like to studying for MS again, I did not mean that my previous MS gives me nothing. I was enlightened by the courses in the previous MS study, and during that time, I did have three papers in international conferences . I actually love doing researches in the same field, and I would like to be more ready for it. Would the fact that I have already had the Master in my country mars my chance in getting the MS degree ? If this will not hurt anything, should I ever wrote about my previous MS study and my publications in my CV and resume ? Should I express the reasons for taking the MS again? By the way, my qualifications is as follows: GPA 3.92 (Bachelor Degree in EE Dept), 4.00 (MS degree in EE) Toefl ibt 90/120 GRE 167Q/147V AW3 Also I would appreciate if you would give me suggestions on improving my qualification. In addition to this, I am thinking about applying to top 20 universities, but I also love to hear your suggestion on which ranks of schools I should apply to. Thank you for the suggestions you would give me Sn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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