High school diploma obtained after elementary school and before college, university, or other formal training.
Diploma completed in a specific trade, such as carpentry or auto mechanics.
Training in a profession that requires formal education but not at the university level (for example, dental technician or engineering technician).
Post-secondary - No Degree
Post-secondary studies at a college or university but no degree earned.
Academic degree awarded by a college or university to those who completed an undergraduate curriculum; also called a baccalaureate. Examples include a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Education.
Post Graduate – No Degree
Post Graduate studies at a graduate school of a college or university but no degree earned (Master or PhD).
Academic degree awarded by a graduate school of a college or university. You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree before a Master’s degree can be earned.
Doctorate - PhD
Highest university degree, usually based on at least three years of graduate studies and a thesis. Normally, you must have completed a Master’s degree before a PhD can be earned.