Now, we will discuss the tiers of master's degrees in United States.
|Graduate Level||Upper Division|
|12 units||12 units|
|16 units||8 units|
|24 units||0 units|
|24 units||6 units|
|24 units||30 units|
|48 units||0 units|
|60 units||0 units|
It is difficult to determine the tier of these master degrees. For some institution, the lower requirement Master's degree may have a higher entry and the other master degree may have a lower entry.
Some Master's degree have more units because they do not require a Bachelor's degree in the major as a prerequisite. For example, the 54 unit Master's degree are typically 24 unit upper division to make-up for the lack of a bachelor's degree in that major, follow by the 24 graduate units with 6 upper division units that makes up a master.
One thing is that many employers in United States do not care about the different tiers of master's degree, so having a low tier master's degree is better off than a high tier master's degree because it has a smaller investment.
Many institution would call all of their units as graduate level, even those that are truly still at the upper division level.