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The Degree

The University of Illinois finally answered my requests to finish my Master's Degree. I just have to re-enroll and pay for 4 credit hours but not attend any extra classes. Then they will help me put together a closure project based on a Communication aspect of my current work. All of my former professors are gone and 90% of the classes I once took are not being offered. In short...no one remains that knows anything about what I was once studying. But they still want to let me get my degree so I'll take it. Looking at having my degree by next Spring. Then I can start a PhD program somewhere.



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Nov. 12th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
All this is hard to get these days, with all the programs shrinking... so, congratulations!
Nov. 12th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
That's great! Plus you can have the added superficial benefit of being able to use M.D., MD on all your correspondence, if you want to. Really, it's fantastic that all that work will now result in a degree to show for it.
Nov. 12th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Just happy to get it over with and move on.

Nov. 12th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
That's pretty cool, hopefully things go smoothly in terms of putting together something based on your current work.
Nov. 13th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Well I work for a global communication company so you would think...

Nov. 12th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Dr Dierker I like it.
Nov. 13th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Or Dr. Wander!

Nov. 12th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! I'm so wiped from my MA that I'm not even contemplating a PhD. My motto for any future degrees is "only if someone else is paying for it."
Nov. 13th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
After my BA all my degrees are strictly for fun. Probably why I didn't have the drive to finish the closure experience until now. Well that and Life getting in the way.

Nov. 13th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my Master's was for me not for a job. Which is good because that MA after my name ain't getting me nowhere right now. Possibly because I use double negatives. That is the influence of linguistics: There Is No Standard English.
Nov. 13th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations. I'm thinking of getting my master's too; I'm studying for the GRE right now.
Nov. 13th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
I was lucky in that when I first applied to Sangamon State University in 1994, they didn't require a GRE. In 1996 it was taken over by the U of IL and now they do but I essentially grandfathered out since I finished all my classes in 1996.

Nov. 14th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
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