Degree and university types

The 1,500+ institutions offering graduate degrees in the USA aren’t all the same type of university. There are several categories of institutions, each offering different expectations, experiences and degree types.

Things to know

  • Academic master's degrees usually take two years to complete

  • Other master's degrees, like LLMs and Executive MBAs, can take one year to complete

Explore the links in this section to learn more about university accreditation and the different types of institution.