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What is the difference between an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree?

  1. Myriam St-Hilaire profile image54
    Myriam St-Hilaireposted 6 years ago

    What is the difference between an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree?

  2. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. oldhorse profile image68
    oldhorseposted 6 years ago

    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.

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    jacobsusanposted 5 years ago

    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.