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master's degree

noun
1.
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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Examples from the web for master's degree
  • Future teachers have a strong academic education for three years, then enter a two-year master's degree program.
  • My boyfriend has his master's degree and a great job.
  • But when it came to finding a new job with her master's degree in library and information studies, her strategy backfired.
  • He is set on a research career and is now considering a master's degree in particle physics as his next step.
  • The report also suggests that the doctoral world respond to the marketplace the way the master's degree level does.
  • If the student is able to place a running head at the top of the page, the student is guaranteed a master's degree.
  • The bridegroom also received a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science there.
Word Origin and History for master's degree
n.

late 14c., originally a degree giving one authority to teach in a university; from master (n.) in its general sense of "man of learning" (early 13c.), "a teacher" (c.1200).

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