I did a vague search on this issue first and came up limited, so I will start a newer thread. When is it proper to use your degree level initials after your name in a professional manner? For example, it is very common for individuals whom have obtained their doctorate (Ph.D.) to use the abbreviations after their name (ie: John Q. Public, Ph.D.)...especially in the academic world. However, is it common to use a graduate degree after your name, such as a Master's level? (ie: John Q. Public, M.A.) I have seen individuals use both B.A./B.S., M.A./M.S. as their title and seems a bit unusual. My educational institution is implementing a new procedure in making educational business cards to hand out to students and parents...and their is an option to mark bachelor's, master's or doctorate level. What are you opinions on this issue?