master's degree

master's degree
an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑academic degree, ↑degree

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a degree awarded by a graduate school or department, usually to a person who has completed at least one year of graduate study. Also called master's.

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master’s degree UK US noun [countable] [singular master’s degree plural master’s degrees]
a university degree that students get if they study for one or two years after their first degree
Thesaurus: degrees and other academic qualificationshyponym

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master's degree,
1. the degree of master given by a college or university.
2. a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree.

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noun, pl ⋯ -grees [count]
: a degree that is given to a student by a college or university usually after one or two years of additional study following a bachelor's degree

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ˈmaster's degree [master's degree] (also master's) noun
a further university degree that you study for after a first degree
A master’s degree usually requires one year of study and is between a ↑bachelor's degree and ↑doctorate. Master’s degrees include Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration

She’s doing her master’s in computer studies
See also graduate school

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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