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About Master's Degree

 
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What is a Master's Degree?

If you have a bachelor degree then you can pursue a master's degree. A master's degree program is awarded to those who complete an academic program in a specific subject, usually lasting between one and three years.

What are the benefits of having a Master's Degree?

  • Paves the way for improved career opportunities with a greater chance at being hired for a high level position of significant responsibility plus excellent chances for advancement.

  • If you have even higher education goals, a master's degree is a necessary and useful preparatory step leading to doctoral studies.

  • A higher level of education often results in higher earnings.

What is required for admission to a Master's Degree program?

In order to gain admission into a master's degree program, one must have a bachelor degree. For some master's degree programs, a bachelor degree in the same subject as the intended master's program is required, or at least a bachelor degree in a closely related subject. For other master's degree programs the subject of the bachelor degree is irrelevant.

Types of Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts

  • Master of Science

  • Master of Fine Arts

  • Master of Education

There are master's degrees offered in most fields. Most programs consist of a mix of courses and research. Many master's degree programs require a dissertation or thesis in order to graduate. A dissertation is an academic research paper that presents an argument using the results of the research as support.

 
         
 

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