Definition of "master's degree" [master's degree]

  • An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed study beyond the bachelor's degree. (noun)

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Use "master's degree" in a sentence
  • "Undergraduate degree in archaeology from the University of New Mexico in 1989, master's degree in history from the same institution in 1991."
  • "Educated at his father's academy near Washington, and at Georgetown College and Military Academy, young Abbot had at - tended the University of Virginia, where for his brilliance he had been given an honorary master's degree on his graduation in"
  • "Tan, who has a master's degree in linguistics from San Jose State University, has worked as a language specialist to programs serving children with developmental disabilities."