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Masters: two-year degree providing additional specialization. Doctorate: five to eight-year program certifying the student as a trained research scholar and/or professor.
Undergraduate programs follow high school and lead to an associate (two-year) degree or a bachelor (four-year) degree. Graduate programs follow a bachelor’s degree and lead to a master’s or doctoral degree.
Colleges offer only undergraduate degrees while universities offer graduate degrees as well, but the terms are often used interchangeably.
In a joint-degree program, students begin a graduate program in their fourth year of college, earning both degrees upon graduation.
Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numeric indicator for a student's academic performance, calculated on a scale of 4.0.