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Graduate science degrees include masters in biology, chemistry, earth science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, and physics. Science is a broad field of study and there are a wide variety of career paths science students can pursue after earning their degree. Some combine several areas of science.
With a graduate degree in earth science, students could pursue careers in the energy field, public service, research and engineering, among other options. Computer science continues to be a popular major, and job placement remains healthier than in many other fields. This field is constantly evolving, and computer science programs adapt accordingly so students remain competitive after graduation. Students who earn graduate degrees in computer science can find positions at technological companies, including startups, any number of web-based businesses (or businesses that require sites), universities, and research institutions. Furthermore, since computer science is always changing, new opportunities become available regularly.
Biology is a good option for students who want to work in laboratories, or for research companies or universities. Like biology, chemistry also provides a vast understanding of science and prepares students for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, universities, laboratories, research companies, and more. Graduates with statistics degrees learn skills that can be applied to careers in government, at universities, in public health, or in technological positions, among others. Some graduate school program coordinators will work with students to create an interdisciplinary degree combining several different areas within the sciences.
As is the case with other graduate degrees, students who earn a masters in science may go on to a number of doctoral programs with the goal of professorial positions.