advanced degree


: a university degree (such as a master's or doctor's degree) higher than a bachelor's

Examples of advanced degree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On top of the dozens and dozens of scientists with advanced degrees, Ruth said. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 31 Aug. 2023 The positions in question included both ones requiring advanced degrees and others such as welders, cooks and crane operators at the company. CBS News, 25 Aug. 2023 In particular, folks in those states tend to have higher incomes and more advanced degrees. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2023 These advanced degree providers can be especially important in some of the fastest growing sectors of health care including mental and behavioral health, geriatrics, and rural medicine. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2023 The $315,000 in scholarships will be awarded to movie theater employees or their dependents who are enrolled in an accredited academic institution of higher education and pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 July 2023 That means for students from underrepresented groups who don’t get into selective colleges, the chances of getting an advanced degree – which often paves the way to leadership positions – will be even lower. Vinay Harpalani, The Conversation, 30 June 2023 The idea is to help Americans pursue advanced degrees at a time when the economy was really struggling. Dana Taylor, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2023 Our daughter has graduated and is not planning to get an advanced degree. Liz Weston, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of advanced degree was in 1856

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“Advanced degree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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