What is academic degree?

  • (noun): An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study.
    Synonyms: degree

Academic Degree

An academic degree is a college or university diploma, often associated with a title and sometimes associated with an academic position, which is usually awarded in recognition of the recipient having either satisfactorily completed a prescribed course of study or having conducted a scholarly endeavour deemed worthy of his or her admission to the degree. The most common degrees awarded today are associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Most higher education institutions generally offer certificates and several programs leading to the obtention of a Master of Advanced Studies, which is predominantly known as a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées under its original French name.

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Education and Training - Degrees in Public Health
... Schools of public health offer a variety of degrees which generally fall into two categories professional or academic ... The two major postgraduate degrees are the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) or the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) ... DrPH is regarded as a professional leadership degree and Ph.D ...
University Of Tampa - Academics
... UT offers nearly 100 degree programs and areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students ... The graduate school offers nine master's degree programs and seven concentrations, and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) ... Other graduate business degrees include M.S ...
Academic Degree - Degree Systems By Regions - South America - Venezuela
... Titles at the higher education level usually depend on the institution handing them out ... Technical schools award the student with the tile of Técnico Superior Universitario (University Higher Technician, to distinguish from Technicians of the Sciences) ...
Buddhist Practices - Buddhist Monasticism and Laity
... for a Buddhist monk or Buddhist nun in Tibetan Buddhism Geshe — Tibetan Buddhist academic degree for monks Guru Khenpo — academic degree similar to that of ... Khenpo's often are made abbots of centers and monasteries Khenchen — academic degree similar in depth to post doctorate work ...

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