advanced degree


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 Since 1993, every First and Second Spouse, with the exception of Melania Trump, has had an advanced degree: a master’s (Tipper Gore, Laura Bush, Karen Pence), a J.D. (Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama), or a Ph.D. (Lynne Cheney). Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "First Ladies and Second Gentlemen," 20 Dec. 2020 That’s an astounding feat for anyone — especially for someone without an advanced degree, says McIntyre’s mentor and friend, I. Lehr Brisbin, a senior research ecologist emeritus from the University of Georgia. al, "Florida man searches for rare New Guinea singing dogs," 28 Dec. 2020 The group most likely to hit the road: Americans with an advanced degree. Fortune, "1 in 3 Americans are planning a holiday trip," 23 Nov. 2020 Set to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in human resources and business management with a minor in business law, Taormina could pursue an advanced degree and come back in 2021 with the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA. Rick Armstrong,, "Play one more season at Minnesota State or enter the real world. With a job offer in hand, Geneva’s Justin Taormina faced that decision.," 18 Nov. 2020 State statute also lays out several requirements: the appointee must be an Indiana resident for the two years prior to the appointment, possesses an advanced degree, and is/has been an educator for a certain period of time. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, "Addressing teacher pay, racial equity and more: Commitments Gov. Holcomb made to schools," 9 Nov. 2020 Student success toward an advanced degree can begin as early as high school with dual credit courses. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Dual credit classes save money, time for college," 16 Oct. 2020 As often as not the job calls for a fancy pedigree that may include an advanced degree from an Ivy institution, a facility with languages, and manners that rival those of a marquise. New York Times, "Mary Poppins Returns! Some Modern Families Seek a Governess," 8 Oct. 2020 But for graduate programs, enrollments are surging as new graduates delay entering the job market and newly unemployed college graduates seek to burnish their skills and credentials with an advanced degree. Oliver Staley, Quartz, "College enrollments are falling in the US—except for graduate degrees," 28 Sep. 2020

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2021

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“Advanced degree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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