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Does associate bachelors and then master or which goes first?

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Victoria Fowler on April 14, 2018

In general, there are four levels of college degrees. They are as follows from lowest to highest. . Associated . Bachelor's degree . Teachers . Doctorate (highest level of academic achievement of The associates and bachelors are referred to as undergraduate courses. The master's and doctorate degrees referred to as graduate degrees. Please refer to the table below. Associate degree The associate degree is designed as a two-year program of study as a full-time student provided the student takes the degree as prescribed by the college. There are some programs of study that may take a little longer, depending on the number of credits required. Usually these are programs within the health related fields. In addition, for students who require developmental coursework as a result of basic skills testing it would take more time. How much longer would depend on the extent of the developmental courses they are required to take. Obviously, those individuals who attend college on a part-time basis will also extend your time in school. How much longer would depend on the credit load carried each semester . Typically, an associates degree takes between 60 and 64 credits to complete depending on the school, program of study, and state mandates. Bachelors degree in A bachelor's degree in most areas can require between 124 to 128 college credits particular to a specific program of study. This would be based on a college or university that operates on a regular two semester academic year, which is the most common. For institutions that operate on a tri-semester or quarter-semester it would be very different. That said, the Bachelor's degree - in most cases - is designed as a four-year program of study , provided the student is fulltime and follows their program of studies as prescribed by the college or university, and also provided that the individual does not require prerequisite or developmental course work. The minimum credit load for a full-time student is no less than 12 credits per semester. However, to complete the degree within four years, a credit load of approximately 15 to 18 credits is recommended. For people who work or have other responsibilities that prohibit them from attending fulltime, completion of the degree may take twice that amount of time. Even so, some of this time can be reduced by attending summer sessions and/or interim sessions. In addition, the bachelors and associate degrees are referred to as undergraduate degrees with the Masters and Doctorate degrees referred to as graduate degrees. The master's degree and doctorate are referred to as graduate level coursework and typically particular to a specific field of study or profession. Masters master's degree can range from 30 to above 70 required credits depending on the specific program of study. The degree can take between two and three years to complete. The degree type covers most subjects and can be course based, research, or a combination of both. Doctorate degree The doctorate is considered the highest level of educational attainment and in most cases specific to one field of study. The degree typically requires a minimum of 60 credits, plus a dissertation (which requires the original research). The degree can take approximately four years to complete post bachelors degree.

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