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Getting a 2nd Master's Degree?


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I'm currently completing a Social Psychology MSc and applying to Psych PhD programs. I'd like to work in cognitive psychology, on epistemic reasoning. But my background is in the humanities (philosophy of mind) and I have no lab experience. If this application round doesn't work out, would it be helpful for me to get a 2nd Master's (in cog psych or cog science)? Or would it make me look fickle?

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I'm not sure if the second master would be very helpful. I'd personally go for lab experience in cog psy/science and find a good mentor for a year or so in this field - it's important for a PhD anyway. Although research methods and theory between soc & cog is different, there are also numerous ways in which they overlap. 

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