Master’s degree

What is a Master’s Degree?

A master’s degree is a postsecondary credential. Master’s programs may build on undergraduate knowledge or help learners from other disciplines enter a new field.

How long does a Master’s Degree last?

A Master’s degree typically takes 2-3 years to complete.

Why apply for a Master’s Degree?

Certain jobs require a graduate degree, such as professor and survey researcher. In professions that don’t require it, an advanced degree may help individuals progress to managerial or leadership roles.

What are the types of a Master’s Degree?

Some of the most common types are;
• Master of Arts (MA)
• Master of Science (MS)
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master of Education (M.Ed.)
• Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
• Master of Public Administration (MPA)
• Master of Public Health (MPH)
• Master of Social Work (MSW)

What are Admission Requirements for a Master’s Degree?

Master’s programs require a bachelor’s degree for admission. Some programs require a related bachelor’s degree, while others accept students from any discipline. Master’s programs may also require a minimum undergraduate GPA and/or prerequisite coursework.

What are Degree Requirements for a Master’s Degree?

Degree requirements vary by program. For instance, MSW programs require clinical experience, while MFA programs may require performances or writing projects. Many master’s programs also require a thesis. Credit requirements also vary by school, but most master’s programs require 30-60 credits. Additional master’s requirements may include final exams, portfolios, projects, and/or minimum GPAs for graduation.