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  1. graduate school, grad school(noun)

    a school in a university offering study leading to degrees beyond the bachelor's degree


  1. graduate school(Noun)

    A school that awards advanced degrees, such as doctoral degrees; a postgraduate school.


  1. Graduate school

    A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned a previous undergraduate degree. A distinction is typically made between graduate schools and professional schools, which offer specialized advanced degrees in professional fields such as medicine, business, engineering, ministry or law. Many universities award graduate degrees; a graduate school is not necessarily a separate institution. While the term "graduate school" is typical in the United States and often used elsewhere, "postgraduate education" is also used in some English-speaking countries to refer to the spectrum of education beyond a bachelor's degree. Those attending graduate schools are called "graduate students", or often in British English as "postgraduate students" and, colloquially, "postgraduates" and "postgrads". Degrees awarded to graduate students include master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and other postgraduate qualifications such as graduate certificates and professional degrees.

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