Associate's Degrees The associate degree was introduced in 1900 by the University of Chicago with the intention of lead to employment or advancement in a specific career. Degrees are available from public community colleges, private two-year colleges, technical institutes, and many 4-year colleges and universities.
This is the most traditional degree given by colleges and universities, usually it requires at least four years of full-time study although some programs like architecture or engineering take five years.
This is a postgraduate academic degree that requires one to three years of study after receiving the bachelor degree. The master degree is designed to provide additional education or training in the studentís specific branch of knowledge.