What is the difference between an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree?
An undergraduate degree is a Bachelor's Degree (4 years). A graduate degree is a Masters Degree or a P.Hd in a specialized field which requires you to write a thesis on your research.
Generally, an undergraduate degree requires you study what other people already know. A graduate degree, especially a PHD requires you to develop techniques for creating new knowledge. A Master's degree is somewhat between a Bachelor's and a PHD; you learn some research techniques and enhance your mastery of a given subject, but aren't required to make a fundamental advance in your field. Bachelor's degrees include a general eduction requirement, while graduated degrees are solely focused on a particular subject. There are also some professionally oriented graduate degrees for business, law, Medicine, etc. These professions require more than a bachelor's level of competence before one can become a practitioner, or as in the case of an MBA, open some opportunities that wouldn't be available otherwise.
An undergraduate degree is a program of study you undertake after graduating from high school, while a graduate degree can only be pursued after completing undergraduate studies. Associate and Bachelor programs are undergraduate degrees, whereas Master’s and doctoral degrees are graduate programs. Many schools also offer online degree programs at graduate as well as undergrad level for students who cannot attend a brick and mortar school.
by Marcus T Caine 11 months ago
Which is better, to get your masters degree or to get experience?Would it be better to get a degree or to get experience?
by Brian L Nathans 9 months ago
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by Clive Donegal 6 years ago
How much practical value did you derive from your education?does college make a dfference anywhere other than applying for a job? How would you compare the value of your education to what you have learned since?
by Emayordomo 3 years ago
What's a Bachelor's degree really worth these days?
by Billie Kelpin 9 months ago
Are there any grants for senior citizens to get a graduate degree?I'm 72 years old and recently thought that I would really love to get a graduate degree in an area other than where I have my Bachelor's. However, we can't afford the tuition. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any programs...
by smiley91 8 years ago
Suppose I want to do a graduate degree in film-making/animation, which is the best school to go to?Can I do this even if my undergraduate major is software engineering?
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