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Incomplete Master's Degree...should I explain it?

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Incomplete Master's Degree...should I explain it? [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2009, 14:36
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I am in a dilemma. I could not complete my Master's thesis, after completing all my coursework, because of a combination of factors, such as accepting a job offer while working on my thesis + my prof getting pissed off at me + not letting my complete by being a complete thorn in my way.
Do I mention this (of course, in a better way :), in some essay? Or should I not even include my Master's in my application? Any wise thoughts?
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Re: Incomplete Master's Degree...should I explain it? [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2009, 15:19
If you intend to make your being in grad school part of your application, you will most certainly want to explain it. I don't know how you would cast it in the best light, but if I were on the admissions committee, I'd want to know why you didn't finish something you started.
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Re: Incomplete Master's Degree...should I explain it? [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2009, 20:40
Do you have the choice of not mentioning at all that you were in grad school? Then you can skip this completely.
Else you have to explain it

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Re: Incomplete Master's Degree...should I explain it? [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2009, 12:31
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I am in a dilemma. I could not complete my Master's thesis, after completing all my coursework, because of a combination of factors, such as accepting a job offer while working on my thesis + my prof getting pissed off at me + not letting my complete by being a complete thorn in my way.
Do I mention this (of course, in a better way :), in some essay? Or should I not even include my Master's in my application? Any wise thoughts?
thanks
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How long ago was it, if it was relatively recent, can you say that it is work in progress? since i have known people who take a year or more to finish their thesis. I think your explaination would create even more questions how it stands now. I didn't finish my thesis when it was due either, but finished 1 month after it was due, and an had my oral last week, so for my transcript I have an Incomplete currently. :( But if you are sort of in my case and have an Incomplete going into app season, you can probably pull off with in progress and will be finished by school start.

Have you thought about actually completing it?
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Re: Incomplete Master's Degree...should I explain it?   [#permalink] 04 Oct 2009, 12:31
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