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2010.01.18(Review of 2007.01.09 edition)

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Whether you spend 12, 16, or even more years in the classroom, the cost and effort required to graduate is enormous. But the value of that investment couldn't be clearer, for education has always been one of the surest routes to success.

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DEGREE vs. DIPLOMA   学位 vs. 卒業証書、修了証書


  • A degree is a TITLE or RANK given by a college or university to someone after they have successfully completed a course of study.

    A diploma is a DOCUMENT that shows you have successfully completed a course of study at a university, high school, or other school.

    Be Careful! You can receive a diploma from many kinds of schools, but you can only receive a degree from a college or university.
  • degree とは、課程を無事に修了した学生に対して、大学が授与する称号、つまり、学位のことです。

    diploma とは、大学、高校、その他の学校で、課程を無事に修了したことを示す書類、つまり、卒業証書や修了証書のことです。

    注意: diploma は、いろいろな種類の学校で取得することができますが、degree を取得できるのは大学のみです。



  1. I have a master's degree in business from Berlitz University.
  2. (a potential employer)
    I'm sorry, but we won't be able to consider your application until you get your bachelor's degree.
  3. a: Where did you earn your degree?
    b: I got it through an online university.
  4. I've contacted my high school and asked them to send me a copy of my diploma.
  5. All candidates must have a university diploma in economics, finance, or accounting.

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