After an Undergrad/bachelor's degree, can I continue for a Masters in anything I want? How does it work in USA
Topic: graduate level degree
June 17, 2019 / By Angel Question:
I'm not from USA and this has always boggled my mind. I recently graduated and I want to continue my studies, I just don't know if I can focus in anything I want or how does it work... how many masters can I do?
Best Answers: After an Undergrad/bachelor's degree, can I continue for a Masters in anything I want? How does it work in USA
Trace | 10 days ago
Your master's degree does not have to be in the same field as your bachelor's degree. So you can study "anything you want" at the graduate level.
However, a graduate program expects the students entering that program to understand what should have been learned at the undergraduate level. So if your graduate degree is in a field where you did not focus in your undergraduate work, you might need to do some "levelling" work to prepare.
It really depends on the degree you are wanting to pursue, and how different it is from your undergraduate major. Check with some graduate schools for the field you are interested in and see what sort of levelling work they would require.
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Originally Answered: Would/Should you finish an associate's degree if it puts you behind for the Bachelor's degree?
Okay, you're all over the place. That's what is going to take you forever to finish.
You need to take a step back and pick a major. Your AA should correlate with what you plan to do with your BS.
Are you taking Japanese as your required language, or are you taking more courses for the sake of your interest? If it is the latter, I say put that off until you have more time.
And why are you getting an associates? Are you planning on using it any time soon? I can't imagine that you have an idea of such when you haven't even picked a major.
You really have to focus. Otherwise, you're going to be a 5th year senior with a bunch of classes you can't do anything with.
What is it that you want to do? Seriously. Now is the time to start thinking about it. Getting a piece a paper ain't worth crap if you don't know what to do with it.
There's no standard rule, but some programs won't let you in, unless you have "proper background". But it doesn't necessarily matter what you majored in, it just matters that you have the specific classes that are prerequisites for the program. So, for an MBA, they might want to be sure you have at least a limited amount of coursework in Finance, Accounting, Management, and Marketing, as well as background in statistics, but not necessarily a degree in Business. (I had a minor in business, so I had everything I needed). When I went to get a Masters and Ph.D. in Economics, they didn't care as much about any of that, but wanted macro and micro economics up to the intermediate level, but were much more interested in whether I'd taken enough calculus classes. The bare minimum was Calc 2, but really should have gone through Calc 3, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations if I'd have been smart.
to make a long story short, it depends on the program.
And, there are no limits on how many Masters you can get, but if you can't convince the program to accept you, it won't matter.
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It's entirely up to you what you choose to do afterwards.
You can study in whatever field you choose, even if it is not related to what your bachelors degree is. The only thing is that you may have to take requisites if your undergraduate degree is unrelated to your Masters.
I studied computer science & Mathematics in college/university, and I'm going back to get my Masters in Business Admin (MBA).
So in a nutshell, you can study whatever you want on the Masters level. Hope this helps.
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You do not have to have an undergraduate degree in the field. However, you probably need some sort of background.
I have an undergraduate degree in mathematics. I did do some grad work in mathematics, but also did graduate work in philosophy, finance and general business.
When I applied to the Philosophy program, I had done four undergraduate classes in philosophy and three graduate level classes.
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sure. do not knock what you have not have been given. The masters is needed in case you ever opt to be in a administration place. Now dig this: interior the army national safeguard all you ought to get your commision is 12 college credit; a B.A. to make important; and a Masters degree to grow to be a colonel. No Masters - no colonel. this is an identical way in civilian jobs. Upward mobility demands a sheep epidermis.
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You can continue with a master most schools will want you to take the GRE I think. If you want your MD, you need to take the MCAT and have had a strong Chem, Math and Bio background. If you want to be a lawyer, you most likely will have to take the LSAT. MD's (MCAT), MBA's (take the GMAT) and Law (LSAT) are cosidered professional school.
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Originally Answered: Is it possible that I might already qualify for a Bachelor's Degree?
There are no legitimate degree-granting institutions that will give you a degree based on credits alone taken at other schools. Most schools require that you spend at least one, if not two, years at their college/university before they will grant you a degree. Many of your credits, especially from certification courses, will not be transferable - if the course isn't offered at the university you're applying to, they won't accept it. And they all have limits on how many courses you can transfer.
Besides that, you can't get a degree just because you meet the credit number (and since not every school assigns credit the same way, you're actually still a year under at the colleges I've attended). You need not only a minimum number of credits, but also to complete a minimum number of credits in a specific field of study that the university is qualified to grant degrees in.
Keeping all that in mind, I would be very skeptical of any organization that offers to grant you a degree based on these credits alone. Make sure it's not a scam.