A master’s degree is a second qualification obtained from a higher education institution (Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Laws, etc.) and enables graduates to start a career right away. It usually comprises a standard study period of two to four semesters. To enroll in a master’s program, you must first successfully complete a bachelor’s program. The master’s degree can provide for a specialization in a core subject or supplement it in an interdisciplinary manner. It also tend to either be practice-oriented or more research-oriented.