I received this email from a reader who sent her F1 Visa Interview Experience for second Masters degree. I wanted to post the question here, so all HSB readers can share their thoughts and comments.
I got rejection in F1 visa. I have already completed my M.Sc. in Biotechnology and have applied for MS Biochemistry.
The VO asked me why do you want to do MS again?
I explained that Bio chemistry is a concentrated field and specialized subject. While Biotech was very applied and wide subject. So I want to add core to my knowledge. He asked me how will it help me?
I said I want to work as Sr. Research Scientist. But he wasn’t convinced.
Please help me what can I do or what should I have to improve in this case?
Looks like answer you gave was not convincing. From what you have written in the email, you should have given clear cut answer. Concentrated field, wide area doesn’t seem right way to justify the reason for second masters degree.
I have said several time before about the same question. If you are applying for second Masters degree, you will be asked the same question as above. Unless, you have very good reason and answer, it could be tough to get F1 Visa Stamping.