What is a professional degree?
A professional degree is a degree, the course curriculum of which is concentrated on a particular industry. For example - Engineering in computer science constitutes of subjects related to computers. Mechanical engineering contains subjects related to in and out of machinery types and their working.
Some of the professional courses include
Call Center Training
Health and Beauty
Students take this degree to progress to management positions in the specialist field Marketing, Personnel Management, etc. Marcie's answer is correct for Canada. In the US, degrees in law, dentistry and medicine (like D.D.S. and M.D.) that qualify you for a particular profession are called "professional degrees." Academically they are considered equivilant to the Masters degree.