advanced degree


Definition of advanced degree 

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

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The university also held a morning ceremony, conferring 1,018 graduate and advanced degrees. Evan Allen,, "Elizabeth Warren tells Lesley graduates to speak out and fight for their dreams," 19 May 2018 An example: Someone who is working toward an advanced degree will have to prioritize their studies over friends or family who may need their time. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "Am I a Selfish Person? I Set Out to Find Out," 8 July 2018 While women without college degrees have always been highly likely to have a child, women with college or advanced degrees had been less so, until recent years. New York Times, "The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers," 18 Jan. 2018 Tuggle is a graduate of Coppin State University and holds advanced degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. Kevin Rector,, "Baltimore mayor places police chief De Sousa on paid leave after federal tax charges," 11 May 2018 Great numbers with advanced degrees and a real presence in cinema. Taffy Brodesser-akner, New York Times, "Antonio Banderas Doesn’t Think You’ll Remember Him. Not Yet.," 18 Apr. 2018 The Urban Institute found that advanced degree students borrowed an average of $18,210 in 2015 -- about triple what undergraduates borrowed that academic year. CBS News, "Why the robust economy doesn't reflect the reality for many Americans," 16 June 2018 Consider David Walton, whose advanced degree is in archaeology from Boston University. Lauren Ritchie,, "College faculty's attempt to unionize reveals problems at Lake-Sumter," 30 Apr. 2018 The number of graduates pursuing an advanced degree decreased four percent from the class of 2016. Karen Farkas,, "23 percent of Case Western Reserve University's 2017 graduates working full-time stayed in Cleveland, survey shows," 1 May 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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