What is a Graduate Degree?
A graduate degree is an advanced academic degree with the usual requirement of having previously earned a bachelor’s degree. Continuing your educational journey with an advanced academic degree through a master’s or doctoral program, or graduate certificate may be a next step in your career.Explore Accredited Gradudate Degree Programs
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MBA - The most popular graduate degree by the numbers is a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
An MBA helps students develop their skill in management or gain more expertise in their field. MBAs often focus their study with an emphasis in areas
like accounting, marketing, management, finance or human resources.
Another popular graduate degree is a Master’s in Education. A master’s degree is required to teach at a college level and helps teachers who want to
specialize or work in education administration, becoming leaders in their schools and communities.
Registered Nurses with a BSN can specialize or move into healthcare administration with a Master’s in Nursing or a Healthcare Administration.
A master’s opens doors to be able to teach nursing on a college level or help make policy changes and improve patient care in a hospital.
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Graduate School Requirements
Requirements for graduate school admission are usually a bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent from an accredited university along with a competitive grade-point average (GPA). Most advanced academic degree programs also require applicants to take a standardized test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or another relevant exam.