Graduate programs are highly specialized, which means that not all programs are available at all schools. There are many graduate schools and many different kinds of programs, so you will have to research to find which schools offer what you are looking for.

There are two main tracks, or types of graduate fields: academic/research oriented, which focuses on expanding and disseminating the body of knowledge, and professional, which focuses on applying knowledge. Note, however, that academic/research fields entail applying knowledge, just as professional fields entail research and expanding the current body of knowledge.

Academic/Research

Anthropology
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Economics
English
History
Languages and Linguistics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
…etc.

Professional

Architecture
Business
Education
Engineering
Law
Medicine
Social Work
…etc.

There are also several levels of degrees, each requiring a considerable investment of time:

  • Certificates (usually 1 year, or less)
  • Masters (usually 2-4 years)
  • Doctorate (usually 4-10 years)

Graduate programs offer a wide variety of degrees. The most common academic/research degrees are the:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)

Examples of professional degrees include:

  • Teaching Certificates
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Education (Med)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Doctor of Architecture (ArchD)
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • and Doctor of Medicine (MD)

to name just a few.