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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree awarded after the completion of an academic program of one to six years in duration. Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ...


In the recently standardized European system of higher education diplomas, it corresponds to a one to two year (60 to 120 ECTS credits) postgraduate program undertaken after at least three years of undergraduate studies. It provides higher qualification for employment or prepares for doctoral studies. In the USA and Canada, a master's degree entails a one- or two–year course in which students would normally enroll after completing a bachelor's degree. The purpose of the Bologna process (or Bologna accords) is to create the European higher education area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe. ... Diploma from Mexico City College, 1948 (in Latin) A diploma (from Greek δίπλωµα diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. ... European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union. ... This article is about work. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ...


However, in some European countries, a magister is a first degree and may be considered equivalent to a modern (standardized) master's degree (e.g., the German university Diplom/Magister, or the similar 5-year diploma awarded in several subjects in Greek, Spanish, Italian, and other universities and polytechnics). In the Francophone countries, a DEA is the postgraduate degree and considered equivalent to the master's degree (e.g, In France, the French-Speaking Switzerland and Belgium a DEA is 1-2 years degree taken after the Licence), after the application of Bologna process the DEA had been given a new name: MAS (Master of Advanced Studies). Magister (also magistar, from lat. ... An undergraduate degree (sometimes called a first degree or simply a degree) is the most common and lowest academic degree available and is normally studied at a higher education institution, such as a university. ... Diplom (from Greek Δίπλωμα diploma) is an academic degree in some European countries including Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Estonia, Croatia, Serbia and Greece. ... Magister (also magistar, from lat. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In France, a DEA (diplôme détudes approfondies, or diploma of advanced studies) is a former postgraduate degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... In France, a DEA (diplôme détudes approfondies, or diploma of advanced studies) is a former postgraduate degree. ... Licentiate (from Latin licentia doctorandi = permission/right to teach) is the title of a person who holds an academic degree called a license. ... The purpose of the Bologna process (or Bologna accords) is to create the European higher education area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe. ... In France, a DEA (diplôme détudes approfondies, or diploma of advanced studies) is a former postgraduate degree. ...


The master of arts (magister artium), master of science (magister scientiæ) and Master of Science in Law degrees are the basic degree types in most subjects, and they may be course-based, research-based, or (more typically) a mixture of the two. A dissertation may or may not be required, depending on the program. There are also degrees of the same level, such as engineer's degrees, which have different names for historical reasons. A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... This article is about theses in the academic sense. ... The term engineers degree may be used to represent a graduate academic degree intermediate in rank between a masters degree and a doctorate (U.S.), or it may also represent a higher (in total, 6-year) degree equivalent to or slightly more extensive than a masters degree...


Admission to a master's program normally requires holding a bachelor's degree (in the United Kingdom an 'honours' bachelor degree), although relevant work experience may qualify a candidate. Progressing to a doctoral program sometimes requires that the candidate first earn a master's degree. In some fields or postgraduate programs, work on a doctorate begins immediately after the bachelor's degree, but the master's may be earned along the way, as a result of the successful completion of coursework and certain examinations. In allied discipline; in others, the subject of the bachelor's degree is unimportant. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ...


There has recently been an increase in programs leading to these degrees in the United States; more than twice as many such degrees are now awarded as compared to the 1970s. [1] Some university programmes provide for a joint bachelor's and master's degree after four or five years.

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In some languages, a master's degree is called a magister, which is Latin for master (teacher), and magister or a cognate can also be used for a person who has the degree. Some universities use the Latin degree names, and because of the flexibility of word order in Latin, artium magister (A.M.) or scientiæ magister (S.M.) may be used; Harvard University and the University of Chicago for instance, use A.M. and S.M. for their master's degrees and MIT uses S.M. for its master of science degrees. Master of Science often is abbreviated MS in the USA[2] and MSc or M.Sc. in Commonwealth nations and Europe. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Look up cognate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Latin, like all other ancient Indo-European languages, is highly inflectional, and so has a very flexible word order. ... Harvard redirects here. ... For other uses, see University of Chicago (disambiguation). ... “MIT” redirects here. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2008. ...


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This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An associate degree is an academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Licentiate (from Latin licentia doctorandi = permission/right to teach) is the title of a person who holds an academic degree called a license. ... The term engineers degree may be used to represent a graduate academic degree intermediate in rank between a masters degree and a doctorate (U.S.), or it may also represent a higher (in total, 6-year) degree equivalent to or slightly more extensive than a masters degree... In France, a DEA (diplôme détudes approfondies, or diploma of advanced studies) is a former postgraduate degree. ... A professional degree or professional membership is an academic degree designed to prepare the holder for a particular career or profession, fields where scholarly research and academic activity are not the work, but rather a profession such as law, medicine, logistics, optometry, architecture, accounting, engineering, religious ministry, or education. ... A terminal degree is the generally accepted highest academic degree in a field of study. ... This page refers to specific masters degrees in North America. ... This page refers to types of Masters degrees in Europe. ... This page refers to Masters degrees outside of Europe and North America. ... In the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin, the degree of Master of Arts (MA) is awarded to Bachelors of Arts of those universities on application after seven years seniority as members of the university. ... This article concerns the Degrees of Oxford University. ... A diploma mill (also known as a degree mill) is an organization that awards academic degrees and diplomas with substandard or no academic study, and without recognition by official accrediting bodies. ... Abbreviations are normally used to specify a degree, rather than spelling out the name in full, such as in reference books like Whos Who or on business cards. ...

List of degrees

Master of Accountancy (MAcc, MAc, or MAcy), alternatively Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) or Master Science in Accounting (MSAcc), is typically a one-year, non-thesis graduate program designed to prepare graduates for public accounting and to provide them with the 150 credit hours required by most states before taking... The Master of Architecture (M.Arch. ... The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree usually requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond the Bachelors degree. ... MBA redirects here. ... Master of Business and Engineering (MBE) is a masters degree in business and engineering, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. ... // Master of Business Informatics (MBI) is a postgraduate degree in Business Informatics (BI). ... A Master of Chemistry (or MChem) degree is a specific masters degree for courses in the field of Chemistry. ... MComm, or M. Comm, is the common shorthand form of the postgraduate degree Master of Commerce. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... The Master of Education (M.Ed or M.A.E.) is a degree conferred by American institutions for educators moving on in their field. ... A Master of Engineering (M.Eng. ... The Master of Engineering Management degree is often abbreviated MEM can be either an academic or professional masters degree in the field of engineering. ... The Master of Enterprise (M.Ent. ... Master of Science in Finance MSF is typically a one-year, non-thesis graduate program designed to prepare graduates for careers in financial analysis, investment management and corporate finance. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... The Master of Health Administration (MHA)—also Master of Healthcare Administration—is a graduate professional degree that provides training in health policy, economics, project and program implementation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Master of International Business is an academic degree program that has rapidly gained popularity since the year 2000. ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree, commonly abbreviated LL.M. (also LLM or LL.M) from its Latin name, Legum Magister. ... The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (sometimes MALS) Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) and Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) are postgraduate degrees. ... The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) is the masters degree that is required for most professional librarian positions. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... A Master of Mathematics (or MMath) degree is a specific masters degree for courses in the field of mathematics. ... The Master of Music (M.M. or M.Mus. ... A Masters of Science in Nursing is an advanced degree a Registered Nurse may obtain to become an advanced practice nurse, such as a Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist. ... A Master of Pharmacy (abbreviated MPharm or MPharm(Hons)) is an undergraduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy. ... In the usage of the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand and some other countries, the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. ... A Master of Physics (or MPhys) degree is a specific masters degree for courses in the field of physics. ... The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is one of several master level professional public affairs degrees that provides training in public policy and project/program implementation (more recently known as public management). ... The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional masters degree awarded for studies in areas related to public health. ... The Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) is a professional Masters degree that traditionally provided training in policy analysis and program evaluation at public policy schools. ... In the U.K., the Master of Research degree is an advanced postgraduate degree available in a range of academic diciplines. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... A Master of Social Science (MSSc) is a taught Masters degree in the United Kingdom. ... The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a type of masters degree in the field of social work which is received from a graduate school that has been approved by the Council on Social Work Education. ... A Masters degree which is typically earned after one has already completed a Master of Divinity or a Master of Theological Studies. ... The Master of Urban Planning (MUP) is a two-year academic/professional Masters degree that qualifies graduates to work as urban planners. ...

References

  1. ^ "Master’s Degrees Abound as Universities and Students See a Windfall" by Hannah Fairfield, New York Times, Sept 12, 2007
  2. ^ Google search for "MS PhD"

External links

  • Masterstudies.com - Search tool for Business Master's programmes world wide.
  • Glossary of Master's Degree Programs - Overviews of hundreds of different types of master's degrees.
  • Graduate Program Search - Master's degree program search tool from The Princeton Review
  • Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies - ALA list of accredited master's programs in library and information studies
  • Master's Degree Programs in Mathematical Sciences - AMS directory of master's degree programs in the mathematical sciences.
  • Graduate Programs in HR Management - SHRM Foundation directory of 120 HR related master's degree programs.
  • MasterGuide.org - Useful guide over leading master's programmes in Europe.
  • MastersPortal - Find your Master's programme among all master's in Europe.

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Masters Degree (1717 words)
All credit toward the master's degree, including transfer credit, must have been earned during the six years (18 fall, spring, and summer semesters) immediately preceding the date on which the degree is to be awarded.
All requirements for the master's degree must be completed during the six years (18 fall, spring, and summer semesters) immediately preceding the date on which the degree is to be awarded.
Each candidate for a master's degree must apply for graduation through the Office of the Graduate School no later than the registration period for the semester or the first session of the summer term in which requirements for the degree are to be completed.
Master's degree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5457 words)
A master's degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration.
The two-year Master of Architecture (MArch II.) or three-year (MArch I.) is a professional degree in the study of architecture.
The Master of Studies (M.St.) is a postgraduate academic master's degree awarded by Oxford University and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
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