advanced degree

noun

Definition of 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 Michael is a classical pianist and music teacher, while Judy is an educator and administrator who has an advanced degree in early childhood education. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "Polarizing Giants manager Gabe Kapler built a career on overcoming setbacks," 16 Nov. 2019 Engineers without advanced degrees fit at the bottom of a bourgeois class that was taking shape in the Soviet Union in the nineteen-seventies. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "How Trump’s Supporters Distort Alexander Vindman’s Very American Origin Story," 31 Oct. 2019 Such jobs typically pay less than what scientists earn but often only require associate degrees or one-year certificates instead of advanced degrees. BostonGlobe.com, "LabCentral 238 will straddle both buildings and have a connecting bridge. The facility will include dozens of modest-sized bioreactors that are used to make biologic drugs produced from living organisms.," 1 Oct. 2019 But advocates of student loan reform hope the extraordinary gift will not take attention away from a student debt crisis that can stifle dreams of advanced degrees and create a drag on the economy. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Billionaire pays $34 million to settle Morehouse student loan debt for class of 2019," 21 Sep. 2019 Most students who obtain a bachelor’s degree stop there; just over a third of those who complete a B.A. go on to get an advanced degree. Musa Al-gharbi, National Review, "Ideological Discrimination in Academia Is More Complicated than You Think," 9 Sep. 2019 To attract top talent, CHI St. Luke’s Health offers a Professional Enhancement Program (PEP), Differentiated Practice Model (DPM), tuition reimbursement, scholarships for advanced degrees, and substantial sign-on bonuses, among other things. Jan Burns, Houston Chronicle, "Hiring for nurses remains vibrant," 9 June 2019 Of course, there are jobs where an advanced degree and specific training are necessary. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, "College degrees don’t always prepare applicants for a job. Employers demand them anyway.," 17 Sep. 2019 Those interested in more specialized business realms, like data analytics or finance, may benefit more from a focused advanced degree than a generalized MBA. Beth Luberecki, Washington Post, "Is getting an MBA worth the leap?," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of advanced degree

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Advanced degree.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advanced%20degree. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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