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terminal
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: not intended as preparation for further academic work <a terminal curriculum>
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There is an expression "a terminal master's degree" which is not about train stations or airports, but means that there is no Ph.D. program that corresponds with that field of study. In other words, when you're done with it, you're done with that program of study.
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It's not open-ended, it's a dead end.
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Hi,

It's not an expression I've encountered. It seems to mean, eg

a course that is not intended to prepare you for a higher course.

Clive
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Grammar GeekThere is an expression "a terminal master's degree" which is not about train stations or airports, but means that there is no Ph.D. program that corresponds with that field of study. In other words, when you're done with it, you're done with that program of study.
Thank you, GG.
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Marius HancuIt's not open-ended, it's a dead end.
Thank you, Marius.