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What is a Masters Degree? 

What Is A Masters Degree? 

A Masters Degree is a certificate of completion that follows a Bachelors Degree. The Bachelors Degree is often a prerequisite for a Masters Degree.

Masters Degrees are typically awarded from accredited 4-year colleges and Universities. 

Masters Degrees in the United States are designed to be completed within two to four years of full time post graduate study. However, most college degrees are flexible to the needs of the student.

Part time students will generally take longer to complete a degree than full time students. 

In most occupations, people who hold a Masters Degree can generally expect to make more money than holders of a Bachelors Degree. 

How to Get a Masters Degree

As mentioned, a Masters Degree can be obtained from any accredited 4-year college or University, following the successful completion of a Bachelors Degree. 

A Masters Degree usually involves more intensified study of the Major that led to the Bachelors Degree.  

A Masters Degree is also generally considered a prerequisite to a PhD. A PhD can be completed within as little as two years of completing a Masters Degree program. 

College tuitions are pricier than ever these days. Fortunately, online learning is widely available to cut the costs of going to college. 

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