Graduate and Professional School

Common Types of Graduate Degrees:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.): usually 1-2 year programs that include focused coursework and either a comprehensive examination, thesis, or practical experience;
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): anywhere between 4-10 years to complete (depending on the discipline) and focus on independent, original research.

Common Types of Professional Degrees: 

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A): 1-2 year program;
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.): 4 year program plus a residency of 3-8 years;
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.): usually 3 years to complete, required to practice law.


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Law School

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Graduate and Professional School Fairs

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Application Process

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Letters of Recommendation

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Financing Graduate School

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