A. Not all master’s degrees are full-time. An increasing number of programs are part-time, and online programs are available as another option too, which can be full-time or part-time. While degrees in specific disciplines that involve a lot of classroom work, hands-on training, lab work, and internships will typically be full-time programs, others that do not require much physical presence can be done part-time. But full-time or part-time statuses widely vary by college and program. You will need to check with the individual program to determine their requirements, format, structure, and mode of delivery.
It is also noteworthy that full-time master’s degree programs typically require between 1 and 2 years to complete, whereas part-time programs would require 2 to 5 years to complete. Nevertheless, opting for full-time programs better suits students who are continuing their education from a bachelor’s degree, while opting for part-time programs better suits working professionals returning to school to further their education while keeping their jobs.