Another word for degree
One in a series used for measurement
measure, grade, step, mark, interval, space, measurement, gradation, size, dimension, shade, point, line, plane, step in a series, stage, level, gauge, rung, notch, term, link, tier, stair, ratio, period, stint; see also division 2.
An expression of relative excellence, attainment, etc.
extent, station, rank, order, quality, development, standard, height, expanse, length, potency, range, proportion, compass, quantity, amplitude, magnitude, standing, strength, reach, intensity, seriousness, scope, caliber, pitch, point, stage, sort, status, rate, primacy; see also rank 2, 3.
Recognition of academic achievement
distinction, title, testimony, testimonial, honor, qualification, approbation, dignity, eminence, credit, approval, credentials, dignification, baccalaureate, doctorate, honorary degree, hood, sheepskin*; see also diploma, graduation.
Academic degrees include: Bachelor of Arts (B.A., A.B.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Master of Arts (M.A., A.M.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Laws (LL.D.), Doctor of Divinity (D.D.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), Bachelor of Literature (B.Litt.), Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.).