master of science

noun phrase, often capitalized M&S

Definition of master of science

1 : the recipient of a master's degree that usually signifies that the recipient has passed an integrated course of study in one or more of the sciences and sometimes has completed a thesis involving research and that typically requires two years of work beyond a bachelor's degree
2 : the degree making one a master of science abbreviation MS, MSc

First Known Use of master of science

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Master of science.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/master%20of%20science. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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