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Capitalize official names of degrees.: Bachelor of Science in Biology; MS in Professional Accounting, are always capitalized. Lowercase if not using the official name. George earned an MS in Professional Accounting; Jane has a master’s in accounting; Jim graduated with a bachelor’s in biology. 

Degrees are referred to as a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. A doctorate is synonymous with doctoral degree.

Avoid the redundancy of combining the word degree with a degree name. He received an associate degree in digital technology; not He received an MBA degree.

The plural and singular form of degree is the same. They have master’s degrees.

We no longer use periods with degree abbreviations: AA, BA, EdD, MA, MBA, MS, PhD, RN.


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