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What is the difference between a degree and a diploma?

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2009-10-22 19:57:26
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A DIPLOMA is a document, usually paper - not sheepskin.

A DEGREE is an academic title conferred by an educational institution.

A Diploma is usually received after a two or three year course. A degree is acheived from a university after completing at least a 4 year of full time courses and declaring a major and minor.

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