Today I received my Master of Science diploma in the mail. Officially, I completed my Master degree course work and thesis at the end of 2011, but it takes some time for the school to process the documents and mail out the diploma. I knew I had met the degree requirements, but it’s good to have the diploma to physically hold in my hands. I got my degree after three semesters, and I have to thank my adviser for letting me get my degree in this relatively short amount of time. Now that I’m officially done with my Master degree, I can focus on getting my PhD degree, and that’ll probably take at least two and half more years. Three semesters went by pretty quickly, but there is still a long way to go before I get out of school.