graduate school

noun

Definition of graduate school

: a school or division of a university or college devoted entirely to graduate studies, usually having a dean and faculty of its own, and authorized to grant advanced degrees

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“Graduate school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graduate%20school. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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