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.