Master's Degrees

Before you enroll in a master's degree program askyourself a few questions:

  • What is the chief goal you want to achieve in your career?
  • Will this degree be helpful is achieving it?
  • Do you want to earn more through this degree?
  • You want to qualify for newer and better job opportunities? Or,
  • You simply want to learn more?

The reason is that although graduate degree can be an influencing addition on your resume and get you a job at high-level positions in most of the workplaces, but future prospects are not as beneficial for all masters' degree holders. At some places, a master's degree is directly associated with lucrative pay and promotion but in some fields, it is not required at all. So before registering yourself in a graduate program make sure that it will be a profitable investment and will take you to greater heights in your career.

Master's degree requires extensive study and research; organized and focused individuals can perform well in a graduate program. It may be greatly beneficial for mid-career professionals. Students must be aware of the fact that the ability to read and comprehend advanced texts is of paramount importance in this degree program and so are the writing skills. In online graduate programs, students are graded according to their written assignments/exams and discussions.

Most commonly chosen types of Master's degree are the Master of Arts (M.A) and Master of Science (MS).

Master of Arts (MA)-- Students who finish studies in academic fields related to Fine Arts, Theology, Social Sciences and Humanities are awarded this degree. Graduated students looking to do additional graduate work can also benefit from MA programs.Students are required to dedicate two academic years of full time study and complete a research-based thesis or give a comprehensive exam to earn this degree.

Master of Science (MS) Students who complete two years program involving full time study in fields of Natural Sciences, Technology, and Business are awarded this degree. Nowadays, MS programs are designed in a way that these also compensate for professional degrees, and students can enter the workforce immediately afterwards without needing to undergo further studies. Thesis or a comprehensive exam is mandatory besides coursework for earning an M.S degree.

Additional Master's degrees include: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Education (Med), and Master of Health Administration (MHA).

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