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Program Types Overview

Associate's Degree

An associate's degree is a two-year degree that generally requires a high school diploma or equivalent for admission. Most associate's degrees will require about 60 credits for completion, equal to the first two years of a four-year college or university degree, and many students will apply their associate's degree toward a bachelor's degree.

Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree is the most common degree given by four-year colleges and universities. There are two main types of bachelor's degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.). A typical bachelor's degree will require approximately 120 credits for completion, which will generally take four years. Students who have completed their bachelor's degree will either enter the workforce or go to graduate school for their master's degree.

Master's Degree

A master's degree is a graduate degree given to students who have completed intensive study in a specific subject. In order to apply for a master's degree, students must have already completed their bachelor's degree. The two most common types of master's degrees are the Master of Arts (M.A.) and the Master of Science (M.S.). A typical master's degree program will require two years, about 30 credits, to complete.

Doctoral Degree

A doctorate degree represents the highest level of formal study or research in a given field, and often qualifies the recipient to practice in a specific profession, such as medicine or law. Generally, doctorate degrees require between 90 and 120 credits, which typically takes four years to complete. Students must have a master's degree in order to apply for their doctorate degree.

Undergraduate Certificate Degree

An undergraduate certificate relates to a program of study attesting to a level of competence or skill in a particular area. A certificate recognizes a specific grouping of courses that are cross-disciplinary, thematic, complementary to a major or degree program, or lead to the acquisition of specific skills or professional expertise that may meet requirements of accrediting or licensing bodies.

Graduate Certificate Degree

A graduate certificate is a short course of study undertaken after completion of a bachelor's degree for the purpose of embarking a new career in a given discipline or satisfying a state or national licensing requirement. This course of study is typically less extensive than a master's degree.