A professional degree, formerly known in the US as a first professional degree, is a degree that prepares someone to work in a particular profession, practice, or industry sector often meeting the academic requirements for licensure or accreditation. Professional degrees may be either graduate or undergraduate entry, depending on the profession concerned and the country, and may be classified as bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees. For a variety of reasons, professional degrees may bear the name of a different level of qualification from their classification in qualifications, e.g., some UK professional degrees are named bachelor's but are at master's level, while some Australian and Canadian professional degrees have the name "doctor" but are classified as master's or bachelor's degrees.
These degrees follow a set curriculum to meet the requirements of the relevant professional organisation so that you’re fully prepared to enter your chosen profession after you graduate.
A Professional Degree is an academic degree that prepares the holder for a particular profession.
Degree, professional. A degree signifying the completion of an academic curriculum pertaining to a professional field; for example: JD, MD.
A Professional Degree meets the accreditation standards of a particular professional association or college
Professional degrees may require some undergraduate study prior to admission to the program and generally include an internship or other work experience
Though considered to be bachelor's programs in academic standing, some professional programs yield degrees with other nomenclature. Examples: D.D.S. (Dental Surgery), M.D. (Medicine), LL.B., or J.D. (Juris Doctor)