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Masters or Master's?
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Masters or Master's?
Q. Masters or Master’s?
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Masters or Master’s?

Masters or Master's?

It’s a common question among students on how to spell masters. Read this student guide from Online Masters Colleges (OMC) that provides the answer for this question. 


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Q. Masters or Master’s?

A. The correct way of spelling master’s is with an apostrophe – Master’s 

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Q.  Masters or Master’s?- Details

A. The correct way of spelling master’s is with an apostrophe. But to break this down to its proper format, this is what you need to know – when a person receives a master’s degree, it is acknowledged that they have sufficient knowledge in a subject of study to be regarded as a master of it. As a result, a master’s degree should be spelled with an apostrophe to highlight that it is a master’s degree (possessive – for someone who has it). If one refers to a specialized field, such as a Master of Arts, they should drop the apostrophe and the ‘s’. However, this rule is somewhat blurred in the age of email and text messaging, and increasingly, masters and master’s have become correct and acceptable ways to spell and refer to a master’s degree. 


Additional Resources

Here are a few additional resources that are directly or indirectly related to the question answered here: 

  1. Master of Arts vs. Master of Science  – Are you confused about which type of degree is better – the MA or the MS? Explore the differences and similarities of MA vs. MS and find the right one for you. 
  2. Why Online Masters  -Learn about the advantages and benefits of an online master’s program and everything you need to know about this mode of lesson delivery. 
  3. Online College Courses  – This comprehensive guide walks you through all aspects of online college courses and the many options they offer. 


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