How to get a master's degree?

A master's degree is a further advancement of bachelors degree which focuses on a specific field of study compared to bachelors degree where the area of specialisation is more generalised.

Posted by Ankita Paul on 19th April 2018

How to get a master's degree?

A master’s degree is a postgraduate program which is basically done to improve your options or career prospects by leaps and bounds in the corporate world.

It is a journey of 1.5 to 2 years with rigorous subjects to enhance the practical exposure so that it can be applied well.

This journey will involve molding an individual into a competitive corporate personality with skills in specific fields.

There are various master degrees such as Master of Arts, Science, and Business Administration.

Eligibility criteria

University in the US follow few standard rules for students to apply and enroll. Some of the basic requirements are:

  • A scan of the previous degree (bachelors or high school)

  • TOEFL, GRE, IELTS, GMAT scores

  • A scan of your passport

  • Transcript of previous courses

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Your CV

  • Statement of Purpose(SOP)

  • Academic Performance


  • Masters' programs vary in length depending on the number of academic credits that must be completed.

  • A 30-credit program can usually be completed in 12 months. 

  • The average full-time student studying in the US will complete his/her master’s degree program in 1.5 to 2 years.

List of courses in master’s degree program

  • Accounting:- Also known as the universal language of business; along with finance. During this course, one would be taught about the practical skills required to use financial tools and analyze the results and to come up with a conclusion.

  • Business management:- This course equips the student with leadership and managerial skills, that would improve with practice, thus they can start a successful career in business management.

  • Computer Science:- In this course, one will learn to design and analyze computer systems, robotics, artificial intelligence. 

  • Nursing:- This program finesses the skill in the field of nursing. As it is compulsory that a person should have a bachelors degree in nursing before going for the masters.

Apart from these, there are various other masters courses about that you can read from our page Masters Degree Programs

schools and universities in USA 2018

Liberty University

Waldorf University

Walden University

Kaplan University

Arizona State University (ASU)

University of Phoenix

Colorado State University (CSU)

Capella University


A master's degree can be completed even after getting a corporate exposure of 2-3 years to better understand the conceptual skills involved and link the solutions with the real-world problems. It is totally on the whims of the candidate to explore their options.