List of Universities Offering Masters Degree Programs

Master's degree programs are offered at most colleges and universities and are available in almost any academic discipline or field. When choosing a university that offers master's degree programs, students consider the course type and schedule, available disciplines, research opportunities and cost.

How to Select a University with a Master's Degree Program

The first factor most students look at when selecting a university with a master's degree program is the available fields of study. Not all schools offer every academic discipline, and students need to make sure that their area of interest is included. Examples of master's degree programs that aren't available at all universities include aerospace engineering, non-profit studies, anthropology and dance.

Further consideration when seeking a graduate program:

  • Those with full-time jobs, a family or other responsibilities can look for flexible class schedules, including night, weekend or online courses.
  • Many graduate students are also concerned about available research opportunities, and should therefore consider a university's facilities and faculty research work.
  • Cost is also a factor: many universities offer teaching positions, assistantships, scholarships and grants to students to help defray the expense of the master's program.

Top Ten Schools with Graduate Programs

College/University Institution Type
Princeton University 4-year, Private
Harvard University 4-year, Private
Yale University 4-year, Private
Columbia University 4-year, Private
Stanford University 4-year, Private
University of Chicago 4-year, Private
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4-year, Private
Duke University 4-year, Private
University of Pennsylvania 4-year, Private
California Institute of Technology 4-year, Private

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