We all know what the most prestigious universities in the world are – like Harvard and Stanford or the University of California. But what about degrees. Even in these top-of-the-line universities, there are still degrees that stand out among the rest – the ones where just by having them on your resume guarantees you a job.
Think for a minute and come up with a list of your top 4, then compare it with our list of the top 4 most prestigious degrees. I’m sure you can guess the number 1, 2 and 3 spots, but number 4 will surprise you!
1. MBA at Harvard Business School
While many have claimed that Harvard’s MBA program is no longer the top of the world, there is no doubt that it still carries the most prestige and influence. It costs on average $39,000 a year, plus extra miscellaneous fees if you want to do it and is spread across 22 months. Paying for it is one thing, getting accepted into the program is another. Just as you expected, it is tough to get into Harvard’s MBA program, unless you have a truly outstanding track record. However, if you do manage to finish the program, it can open doors to many organizations in the world, no matter how large or small they are.
2. Medical Doctor at Johns Hopkins School Of Medicine
Getting an M.D Degree at any ordinary school is no easy feat, but it is even tougher if you want to get your M.D Degree from Johns Hopkins. To get into this program, you will need a GPA of at least 3.8 and an average MCAT score of at least 11.4. But getting good marks is only the beginning. You also need a letter of recommendation for your faculty’s senior professor or premedical committees, which means you have to be gifted and talented. With an acceptance rate of 4%, this is one of the hardest programs to get into across the globe. But in return, you will be getting one of the most prestigious degrees in the world – one that can guarantee you a one-way ticket to the summit.
3. Law degree at Yale Law School
Yale University is one of the best – if not the best – law schools in the States. Many of Yale’s law graduates have gone on to become presidents, justices at the Supreme Courts and countless are the top executives at renowned businesses around the world. Getting into Yale Law School is hard, with a minimum GPA requirement of at least 3.83 and an acceptance rate of approximately 8%.
4. Computer Science degree at the University of California – Berkeley
The University of California – Berkeley offers an excellent computer science degree for exceptional students who have a keen interest in technology and computer overall. Found in 1868, the university has a long history as a research institute within the American public university system. For those who are ambitious, it’s also possible to do a complete Bachelor/Master combined program in 5 years at Berkeley though it’s a rough ride even if you’re talented.
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