List of Masters Programs Offered by U.S. Colleges and Universities

Most colleges and universities offer some master's degree programs, either through a graduate college or through individual colleges and departments. Master's degree programs are available in almost any subject. When choosing a college or university for a master's degree, students typically evaluate the fields offered, class size, tuition and available financial assistance.

Common master's degree programs culminate in Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Divinity or Master of Education degrees. The specific subject areas and degree programs available at a given school will impact a student's choice of school.

10 Schools with Master's Degree Programs

The following schools are just a few of the many educational institutions nationwide and worldwide that offer a graduate education at the master's degree level.

College/University Location Institution Type *Tuition and Fees (2016-2017)
Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ 4-year, Public $11,304 (in-state), $27,790 (out-of-state)
Ohio State University Columbus, OH 4-year, Public $12,425 (in-state), $31,897 (out-of-state)
University of Florida Gainesville, FL 4-year, Public $12,737 (in-state), $29,302 (out-of-state)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN 4-year, Public $17,289 (in-state), $25,953 (out-of-state)
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 4-year, Public $8,872 (in-state), $27,715 (out-of-state)
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 4-year, Public $10,934 (in-state), $20,762 (out-of-state)
Texas A & M University College Station, TX 4-year, Public $8,636 (in-state), $18,183 (out-of-state)
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 4-year, Public $16,122 (in-state), $31,674 (out-of-state)
University of South Florida Tampa, FL 4-year, Public $10,428 (in-state), $21,125 (out-of-state)
Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 4-year, Public $20,270 (in-state), $34,084 (out-of-state)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

Consider the following when looking for schools with master's degree programs:

  • Students should ensure that a school not only offers programs in their chosen field, but at the level they desire.
  • Tuition for credits towards a master's degree is often more expensive than for an undergraduate degree.
  • Many students seek financial assistance to meet their tuition costs; financial assistance can take the form of loans, grants, assistantships and teaching positions.
  • Although material and instruction style vary by field, most courses in graduate school tend to have fewer students.

Master's degree programs are available at many colleges and universities that offer graduate study. Typically around two years in duration, these programs can prepare students for careers in a vast number of professional fields.

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