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Encyclopedia > Graduate education

Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. Graduate school is an example of quaternary education; some consider postdoctoral positions to be quaternary education while others consider them to be jobs.

See also

Kindergarten Primary education Secondary education Post-secondary education Tertiary education Quaternary education

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About Graduate Education in the U.S. – Graduate Study – EducationUSA (1157 words)
The two graduate degrees offered in the United States are the master's degree and the doctoral degree; both involve a combination of research and coursework.
Graduate education differs from undergraduate education in that it offers a greater depth of training, with increased specialization and intensity of instruction.
Graduate courses assume that students are well-prepared in the basic elements of their field of study.
Graduate Study – EducationUSA (156 words)
About Graduate Education in the U.S. The graduate education system explained: masters degrees, doctoral degrees and why a degree from the United States matters.
Choosing among the numerous institutions of higher education is difficult, and the admissions process is complicated.
The text for the "Graduate Study" section of this Web site is based on "Book 2: Graduate and Professional Study and Research" in the U.S. Department of State's If You Want to Study in the United States series.
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