academic degree

Definitions of academic degree

n an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study

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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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