SkiG13 t1_ja82w7l wrote

So it’s hard to explain because each degree and level is different in their own way. For starters, you’ll need an undergraduate degree for a graduate degree which is the degree you’ll typically get when you go through four years of college, you’ll usually hear someone with an undergraduate degree say I’ve gotten my Bachelors in [Field]. Bachelors is often enough for a vast majority of jobs.

A graduate degree is a higher level of that degree to essentially train you to become the best expert in the field. You’ll have a solid foundation of lower level concepts and are even capable of teaching undergrads which usually graduate students end up doing by being Teaching Assistants. You will usually have to write a Thesis which is an original idea that contributes to your field to graduate depending on the graduate degree you get. You’ll usually hear someone say “I got my Masters in [Field]”or “I got my PhD in [Field]” in which a PhD is usually a step above a Masters degree which is reserved for the best experts in the Field you can go on to give lectures and lead projects and important research.

Graduate Degrees are also a requirement for some fields. When you hear Law School or Med School, they are Grad degrees that have their own set of special requirements. Some Fields don’t necessarily need a Grad degree but can benefit in job hunting such as a lot of STEM fields.