What does graduate school mean?

Definitions for graduate school

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Princeton's WordNet

  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of graduate school in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of graduate school in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ted Nelson:

    So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened.

  2. Michael Gross:

    The undergraduate degree has become so ubiquitous, so it may just be that graduate school is the new college.

  3. Fostering Teamwork Gen. Petraeus:

    He recommended that I seek experiences that would take me out of my intellectual comfort zone, such as going to graduate school, i followed that advice, and he was right about the importance of such experiences to my individual development.

  4. Margo Aaron:

    I’ve always been curious about what makes people tick, what motivates behavior, and why we do the things we do, Aaron told me. After she completed graduate school at Columbia and went into marketing, she became what she calls a defacto translator between academia and the real world. I started my consulting practice shortly thereafter and continued to ‘translate’ psychological research into marketing and eventually business.

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