academic degree

Definitions of academic degree
  1. noun
    an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
    synonyms: degree
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    associate, associate degree
    a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
    baccalaureate, bachelor's degree
    an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
    honours, honours degree
    a university degree with honors
    master's degree
    an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree
    doctor's degree, doctorate
    one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university
    law degree
    degree conferred on someone who successfully completes law school
    honorary degree, honoris causa
    a degree conferred to honor the recipient
    AA, Associate in Arts
    an associate degree in arts
    AAS, Associate in Applied Science
    an associate degree in applied science
    AN, Associate in Nursing
    an associate degree in nursing
    AB, Artium Baccalaurens, BA, Bachelor of Arts
    a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
    ABLS, Bachelor of Arts in Library Science
    a bachelor's degree in library science
    BAN, Bachelor of Arts in Nursing
    a bachelor's degree in nursing
    BD, Bachelor of Divinity
    a bachelor's degree in religion
    BLitt, Bachelor of Literature
    a bachelor's degree in literature
    Bachelor of Medicine, MB
    (a British degree) a bachelor's degree in medicine
    BMus, Bachelor of Music
    a bachelor's degree in music
    BNS, Bachelor of Naval Science
    a bachelor's degree in naval science
    BS, Bachelor of Science, SB
    a bachelor's degree in science
    BSArch, Bachelor of Science in Architecture
    a bachelor's degree in architecture
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    a bachelor's degree in engineering
    Bachelor of Theology, ThB
    a bachelor's degree in theology
    first, first-class honours degree
    an honours degree of the highest class
    MArch, Master of Architecture
    a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture
    AM, Artium Magister, MA, Master of Arts
    a master's degree in arts and sciences
    MALS, Master of Arts in Library Science
    a master's degree in library science
    MAT, Master of Arts in Teaching
    a master's degree in teaching
    MBA, Master in Business, Master in Business Administration
    a master's degree in business
    MDiv, Master of Divinity
    a master's degree in religion
    MEd, Master of Education
    a master's degree in education
    MFA, Master of Fine Arts
    a master's degree in fine arts
    MLitt, Master of Literature
    a master's degree in literature
    MLS, Master of Library Science
    a master's degree in library science
    Master in Public Affairs
    a master's degree in questions of public concern
    MS, MSc, Master of Science, SM
    a master's degree in science
    Master of Science in Engineering
    a master's degree in engineering
    Master of Theology, ThM
    a master's degree in theology
    DMD, Doctor of Dental Medicine
    a doctor's degree in dental medicine
    DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery
    a doctor's degree in dental surgery
    DD, Doctor of Divinity
    a doctor's degree in religion
    DEd, Doctor of Education, EdD
    a doctor's degree in education
    Doctor of Medicine, MD
    a doctor's degree in medicine
    DMus, Doctor of Music, MusD
    a doctor's degree in music
    AMusD, Doctor of Musical Arts
    a doctor's degree in musical arts
    Doctor of Optometry, OD
    a doctor's degree in optometry
    DO, Doctor of Osteopathy
    doctor's degree in osteopathy
    D.A., Doctor of Arts
    a doctor's degree with a special disciplinary focus
    Doctor of Philosophy
    a doctorate awarded for original contributions to knowledge
    DPH, Doctor of Public Health
    a doctor's degree in preventive medicine
    Doctor of Theology, ThD
    a doctor's degree in theology
    Doctor of Sacred Theology, STD
    a doctor's degree in theology
    Bachelor of Laws, LLB
    a three-year law degree
    LLM, Master of Laws
    an advanced law degree
    ArtsD, Doctor of Arts
    an honorary arts degree
    Doctor of Fine Arts
    an honorary degree in fine arts
    Doctor of Humane Letters
    an honorary degree in letters
    Doctor of Humanities
    an honorary degree in the humanities
    Doctor of Laws, LLD
    an honorary law degree
    DS, Doctor of Science, ScD
    an honorary degree in science
    type of:
    accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels
    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
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