You can take a Master's degree within almost any field of study. In the US and in Canada a Master's degree takes 2 years. In Australia and New Zealand a Master will take from 1 - 1 ½ year.
The Bologna Process is an international collaboration that divides higher education into three levels: Bachelor, Master and PhD.
This simplifies the process for students that wish to study abroad and it also makes it easier for employers to understand and evaluate the value of educations from foreign countries.
If you don't have the possibility to study a full Master degree abroad some universities will let you study Master classes for a limited period. In this way you can get a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma.
See the table below for an overview of how Master degrees correspond to foreign degrees
|Study Level Abroad||International Degree|
Associate degree (2 years)
Graduate Certificate (1 year)
Graduate Diploma (1 year)
Master's Degree (1-2 years)