What is the correct punctuation for this phrase? I've seen it done in a variety of ways and I don't know which one is correct.
a. Master's degree in Journalism
b. Masters degree in Journalism
c. masters degree in journalism
d. None of the above
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How about when you just say, "I'm doing my master's."
Is that correct? Or is it, "I'm doing my masters."
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Anonymous:Doesn't an apostrophe s signify ownership of something? Is a master's degree a degree belonging to a master? And what about masters' degrees? I vote for no punctuation.
Anonymous:Actually, yes it does mean a degree pertaining to mastery of some subject. Think about the other interpretation. Is it reasonable to think of masters degree as a plural?
Anonymous:I agree. They aren't proper possessives. You can say the hat of the man (man's hat) but you can't say the degree of the batchelor or the master - without meaning something different.
When I lived in Britain years ago. no-one said i'm doing my master's.
It was always eg I'm doing my MA.
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