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PhD application after a year and half out of Master's degree

  1. Jan 6, 2014 #1
    I graduated with a Master's degree about a year and a half ago and am considering applying to PhD programs in Canada. During this period, I have been working in a field completely unrelated to my previous education and the PhD programs that I intend to apply. I have mainly been teaching to kids in a developing country, both for money and voluntarily. Does this kind of experience count as positive for Canadian PhD programs? Or, does it in fact hamper my chances?
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  3. Jan 6, 2014 #2


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    It's most likely neutral.

    Teaching experience can be a positive when applying for positions that include a TA, but it's rarely the kind of thing that will make or break an application.

    What really matters is your academic performance up until you finished your master's degree.
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