MA student

swindaff

Senior Member
Italian - Neapolitan
Hello everyone.

If I am about to complete my master's degree, should I say that I am a 'graduate student' or a 'MA student'? Or do you have any expression which is specific for those people who are waiting for their final dissertation and have already sat all of their exams?
I found some older threads, but the replies weren't really useful to me. I would like to use a "universal phrase", that both people in the UK and in the US could understand.
 
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    You could also say I'm studying for my MA/master's.

    The problem(?) with graduate student is that you can also say postgraduate student with the same meaning.
    An informal version of this is I'm a postgrad. I think this is more likely in the US.
     

    swindaff

    Senior Member
    Italian - Neapolitan
    You could also say I'm studying for my MA/master's.

    The problem(?) with graduate student is that you can also say postgraduate student with the same meaning.
    An informal version of this is I'm a postgrad. I think this is more likely in the US.
    So would MA student be the best option?
     
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