astroprof wrote:A Master's degree is not required for entry into graduate school in the United States, so you do not need to complete your current degree before applying to graduate school this fall. However, letters of recommendation are very heavily weighted in the application process. You risk a bad letter of recommendation from your current research advisor if you do not complete your master's project in a timely manner.
phy_lov wrote:Thanks for reply astroprof...I have only three years Undergraduate, so that it makes Master degree a necessity. I am working with my advisor for a year now, and he knows me well. I had talked about it and he had no problem writing a letter of recommendation. It's just i might not be able to finish dissertation before deadlines of some universities(those early deadlines - Dec./Jan.). Even if i defended the thesis, it would take time to receive transcripts. My concern is that my profile might be considered inadequate.
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