An old question asks, master's or masters? The accepted answer (and the only viable candidate) says it has to have an apostrophe. But Academia SE has a tag definition for masters that shows the usage is more nuanced:
Queries related to a master's degree, sometimes referred to as a post-graduate degree.
A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.
The duration of a masters degree is about one to two years which may vary because of different educational systems' policies. Masters students may have to conduct a research project as their thesis at the end of their masters level.
(The linked wikipedia entry, on the other hand, consistently uses the apostrophe.)
I'd like to see an answer that acknowledges the use of the no-apostrophe version, and explains the borders of acceptability, for example, when does master's look too stuffy? When does masters look too informal?
So, may I write a new question? If that's not considered kosher, the only alternative I can think of is to set a bounty.
Note that when I googled
holding a master's degree
(without quotes), Google prominently displayed the accepted answer to the seven year old ELU accepted answer.
Also, what's the best way to draw attention to either a new question or a bounty among the Academia crowd? Although I believe the question belongs on ELU, it would be interesting for Academia too. The way I've seen this handled at Spanish SE is to put "ELU meets Academia" at the beginning of the title. But that doesn't necessarily catch Academia's attention.
And finally, "interdisciplinary" was the closest I could come up with. Is there a better way to express the overlap?
My primary question is, may I write a new question. Please consider the other two as bonus content.