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What to do with quasi-Master's?

  1. Nov 2, 2012 #1
    I'm in a bit of a pickle - maybe you all can give me some advice.

    I was in a physics doctoral program for 4 full years, but I was forced to leave the university early due to an illness in the family. As a result, I am left without any form of recognition for the countless hours of laboratory research and coursework that I did indeed complete. I did in fact successfully defend a Master's thesis, but for technical reasons, I was never officially conferred that degree either.

    So I guess my question is this - how can I make use of my research experience and knowledge in the work force?

    My specialty was laser-induced plasma spectroscopy and its applications in combustion.
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2012 #2
    try really hard to see if you can get the MS. what reason could they possibly have to deny you the degree?
     
  4. Nov 2, 2012 #3
    Just put it [edit- the experience and coursework] on your resume/CV and hope for the best. I dont think there is much else you can do, save getting the actual degree.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  5. Nov 2, 2012 #4

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    Bad advice. If you weren't awarded the degree, you should not lie and say you were.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2012 #5
    I didnt mean the degree lol. I mean the experience and coursework.

    " how can I make use of my research experience and knowledge in the work force?"
     
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