I sometimes get questions about how to list education on a resume. Nothing explains it better than examples so I decided to post examples of resume Education sections. I hope they'll give you some ideas for how to present your education on a resume.
The following Education section examples come from real job seekers. Some are from the resume examples on this site. Others are from my Ready-Made Resume Builder. In each case, the job seeker kindly agreed to let me make their resume anonymous and use it as an example to help others.
5 Examples of Resume and CV Education Sections for Ph.D.'s
Some of these samples are quite long, so I've moved them to their own page: Education sections for Ph.D.'s
- Ph.D. in Political Science
- Ph.D. in Psychology
- Ph.D. in Teaching
- Ph.D. in Applied Science
32 Examples of Resume Education Sections With Master's Degrees
Because I have so many samples of Education sections in this group, I've listed them on the following two pages:
- 11 Examples of How to List an MBA on a Resume
- 21 Examples: How to List a (non-MBA) Master's Degree on a Resume
43 Examples of Resume Education Sections With Completed Bachelor's Degrees
The most common college degree on a resume is the bachelor's degree. To see my set of samples of Education sections with bachelor's degrees that are completed, please go to:
7 Examples of Education Sections with Degrees or Certifications in Progress
You can list a college degree or professional certification on your resume, as long as your show that it is not yet completed. Here are examples of how to do that:
Example of Resume Education With No College Degree
Many smart people in the workforce (including some high-powered senior execs) do not have college degrees. Most have some coursework, training, or professional development to list on their resumes. I have one example like that to show you here.
Here's the Education section on a Network Operations Specialist's resume. Note: This job seeker has college coursework but no college degree to list.
Education and Certification
Horizon University classes, including:
Cisco Certification (CCENT) (CCNA) and 15 additional Cisco classes
Network Reliability Baseline Technical Course
FCC Outage Reporting, General Troubleshooting, Common Language
Tools and Applications
Horizon Business Products
Also check out my group of Resume Examples with No College Degrees.
I have lots more examples of resume Education sections in my collection of Resume Samples. You can view my sample resumes by type of career, resume format, or problem solved. Hint: Under "Problem solved" you'll find lots of resumes for job seekers with new or recent degrees as well as those with no college degrees. Happy browsing!