As a 4.0 Doctoral Student, Melanie will be assisting students pursuing graduate degrees (Masters and Doctoral) in research and writing.
Graduate school often referred to as grad school, is a college or university that offers advanced academic programs resulting in a master’s degree, a doctorate degree.
Graduate school constitutes an advanced program of study focused on a particular academic discipline or profession and is an opportunity to examine a field of your choice with more specificity and direction.
It gives students the tools they need to succeed in the industry of their choice.
Graduate School Degrees
Graduate degrees are available in almost any subject and come in three levels-Master, Specialist, and Doctorate. Depending on the graduate school program and degree level you desire, your program requirements and length will vary.
- Specialist Degrees are usually earned in addition to a master’s degree and will require additional coursework, training, or internship experience. This type of degree usually prepares students for professional certification or licensing requirements (e.g., Ed.S. for school principal or credential for becoming a teacher).
- Master’s Degrees are offered in many fields of study. Some are designed to lead to a doctoral degree while others are the “terminal” degree for a profession (e.g., Master of Library Science; Master of Business Administration). For full-time students, completing a master’s degree usually takes 2 years.
- Doctoral Degrees are the highest degrees possible. They usually require the creation of new knowledge via independent research – be it basic or applied. Including the time it takes to write and defend a dissertation. This degree may take anywhere from 3-7 years to complete.