Main Question or Discussion Point
Hi all, I am currently an undergraduate in my third year working towards a simultaneous B.S/ M.S and will graduate next spring. I will be applying to Ph.D programs next winter and I am torn between earning my Master's through completing eight classes or through five classes and a Master's thesis. I believe a thesis would be better because I would be spending a great deal more time in the lab, but I am somewhat nervous because it is easy to insure I complete coursework, whereas a thesis is less well defined in time to completion. Given that I am definitely going on to further study and would be unwilling to work an additional semester or two on the thesis, I am hesitant to pursue that option. But I would like the strongest application...so what are your thoughts on the matter? Thanks for any advice!