What Is a Graduate Degree Program?

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Graduate degree programs refer to any degree that follows a bachelor's degree, such as a master's degree, a Ph.D., an M.D. or a J.D., and each degree concentrates on a specific area of study. Learn about various graduate degree programs with advice from a writing instructor in this free video on education.

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Hi, I'm Laura from YoungWritersWorkshops.com. And I'm going to talk about what is a Graduate Degree Program. Generally an undergraduate degree program is when a student earns a Bachelor's in a particular field. And it can be quite broad. So you might have a course of studies that includes a variety of things. Like foreign language, Science, Math.And you become sort of, generally educated in a variety of areas. A graduate degree program is almost always more specific. Focused on specific area in becoming more of an expert level. In that area of study. So for example, if you're earning a Masters in Education. You will be taking all courses focused on education. And another type of Graduate Degree Program is a PhD. Or other doctorate level program. In that situation, you would write a dissertation on a very specific area within your field of study. So a PhD is generally three plus year process. Where you become a recognized expert in a particular discipline Other graduate degrees are in the medical field. Such as a medical doctor, MD or dentist. Doctor of Dental Sciences. And then still other graduate degrees are in fields like Law. Which would be a Juris Doctor, JD. There's quite a variety of graduate programs and graduate degrees. But they're almost all focused on a specific area of study. Much more so, than an under graduate degree.


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