Are 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonry degrees considered higher than the 3rd degree of Master Mason?

No, the degrees in 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonry are not considered higher than the 3rd degree of Master Mason. There is no Masonic distinction of higher prestige than that of a Master Mason, and the noblest and most significant emblem is the apron of the Master Mason.

The degrees of 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonry are meant to take members deeper into the study of Masonic values, philosophy, and teachings.

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