What is a Terminal Degree?

Posted: January 11, 2021 | Author: Sera Emiroglu | Read Time: 1 minutes

what is a terminal degree?What is a Terminal Degree?

If you’ve been researching graduate programs, you’ve probably seen the term “terminal degree” thrown around. Depending on your field of study, a terminal degree can either be a master’s degree, or doctorate degree. By definition, however, a terminal degree is the highest degree one can earn in their field of study. The possession of a terminal degree also allows you to be able to teach at universities.

Two terminal degrees are offered at Southern Utah University, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration.

What Can You Do With a Terminal Degree?

The biggest advantage of pursuing a terminal degree is that you can teach at a university and be eligible for tenure after the completion of a terminal degree. In addition, another advantage of a terminal degree is that you will have a higher earning potential. Here are some ideas for potential career paths with these two degrees.

Master of Business Administration Career Paths

  • Marketing Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Chief Executive Officer

Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration Career Paths

  • Museum Curator
  • Creative Director
  • Museum Director
  • Art Director
  • Fundraising Coordinator

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SUU's Graduate School draws from a prestigious heritage and allows students to pursue a quality education. The master's degree programs offer students the chance to further their professional and educational careers on campus or online.

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