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Education sequence->bachelors to masters or bachelors to PhD

  1. Dec 16, 2015 #1
    Hello All,

    I am confused about something, and I am hoping that someone can clear this up! The more that I talk to people in "STEM" fields, the more it seems that their education sequence is to go from bachelors to PhD and they just skip the masters entirely.
    Is this common? Or am I just meeting/talking with a select few?
    If it is common, what happened to the masters program?

    Thank you!
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 16, 2015 #2
    In the states most do the bachelors to PhD route.
    In Europe and elsewhere they tend do bachelors to masters and then masters to PhD.
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