Graduate Education leads to Master’s, Professional and Doctoral Degrees in the USA. Some of the examples are MS, M Eng, MBA, M. Ed., MFA, M. Arch., etc. Graduate Education in most of the other countries is known as ‘Post Graduate Education’.
Master’s Degree is the most flexible and popular graduate degree, which requires one to two years of coursework.
In most arts and sciences disciplines, a master’s degree is not considered a prerequisite for doctoral study. The doctoral degree is designed to train research scholars in specific field. Ph. D. is the most common degree awarded in academic fields of study. Students can also earn other doctoral degrees in professional fields such as education (Ed. D.), business (D.B.A.). Doctoral programs involve advanced coursework, seminars, and the writing of a dissertation/thesis.