Best Online Master's Degree Programs

Best Online Master's Degree Programs

Study.com has created it's listing of the top colleges that offer a master's degree online. Read on to see who made the cut

Top 50 Online Master's Degree Programs

Study.com reviewed hundreds of schools that offer online master's degrees in many disciplines. After evaluating the numbers, reviewing the programs, and looking at other factors, such as statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, we put together a comprehensive ranking of the top 50 schools offering online master's degrees in the United States. Study.com's unique online degree rankings emphasize accessibility, affordability, and quality of education, which we considered the most important attributes in our school rankings.

Whether you're interested in getting your master's in nursing, education, criminal justice, business, or any other amazing program, this list is sure to help you find a great option.

1. The University of Texas - Arlington

The University of Texas - Arlington is a recognized leader in online learning, providing a wide array of accelerated online master's programs with multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. Online UTA students are supported through a variety of services, including online tutoring, academic coaching, and access to an online writing center. The university's online library makes more than one million volumes and 50,000 electronic books, journals, and databases accessible to students. Fully online master's degrees are available in areas that include education, business, nursing, and urban and public affairs with program options that include:

  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance
  • R.N. to M.S.N. - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Public Administration

2. Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is home to Nova Southeastern University. This school is a Carnegie Foundation-classified high research university, and it offers dozens of online master's programs - including the only online Master of Human Services in Child Protection in the country. Online students can feel connected to their teachers and peers through real-time electronic classrooms, threaded bulletin boards, and discussion forums. The university also provides academic support through access to its Electronic Library. Here is just a sample of the online master's degree programs you can choose from at this school:

  • Master of Accounting
  • M.S. in Biomedical Informatics
  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • M.S. in Law and Policy
  • M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

3. George Washington University

Located in Washington, DC, George Washington University offers dozens of online master's degree programs in fields ranging from legal studies and engineering to education, nursing, and business. The online programs feature a student-faculty ratio that is usually lower than their on-campus classes and offer a tremendous amount of support features for the online learner, including career guidance, tech support, and academic advising. George Washington University offers many online master's programs; here's just a handful:

  • Healthcare M.B.A.
  • Master of Tourism Administration
  • M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance
  • Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

4. Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine is a Lutheran-affiliated not-for-profit university in Irvine, California, that offers several online master's degrees. Students seeking an online master's degree from this school have the same resources and benefits available to traditional students and are offered a 'community of learning' that includes face-to-face time with instructors and classmates through synchronous learning experiences. The school provides one-on-one mentoring to online students, and the programs allow you to set your own schedule. A few of this school's online master's programs include:

  • M.A. in Executive Coaching and Consultation
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.A. in Theology
  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • M.A. in Educational Technology

5. Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University, a Jesuit administered school, is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its School of Business has earned the prestigious accreditation from AACSB which recognizes excellence in business schools. Saint Joseph's offers a wide variety of online master's degree programs. Some of its online master's degrees offered include:

  • M.S. in Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • M.S. in Instructional Technology Specialist
  • M.S. in Educational Leadership & Administration
  • M.S. in Marketing
  • M.S. in Organizational Development and Leadership

6. Wilkes University

Wilkes University, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, offers master's degree programs for online learners in areas that include education, nursing, writing, and business. Students can benefit from small classes at the graduate level, with the average size being about 9 students. The university also offers an excellent online master's degree in International School Leadership for educators interested in securing leadership positions anywhere in the world after graduating. While in their respective programs, online students can benefit from university support via mentoring. Take a look at available online program options:

  • M.S. in Instructional Media
  • M.A./M.F.A. in Creative Writing
  • RN to M.S.N.
  • M.S. in Education
  • M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

7. Benedictine University

Benedictine University, located in Lisle, Illinois with a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona, is revered for its master's degree programs and dual degree programs. The school, which offers fully online master's degree options in the area of health and business, ensures its online students benefit from small class sizes, online professional development assistance through the Career Development Center, and a robust alumni community that provides access to job postings and networking opportunities. Here is just a small sample of online master's degree programs available at Benedictine University:

  • Master of Public Health
  • M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness
  • Dual M.S. in Nursing/Master of Business Administration
  • Dual Master of Public Health/M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior
  • M.S. in Accountancy

8. Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona offers two approaches to online learning: traditional online programs and competency-based online learning. The traditional online environment has regular scheduled online classes while the competency-based option has no set schedule or set classes and allows the learner to tailor her own coursework to their needs. Online students can benefit from online tutoring and library resources as well as full access to local on-campus resources. Some of the online master's programs offered include:

  • M.A. in English - Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies
  • M.S. Applied Geospatial Sciences
  • Master of Education Secondary Education - Continuing Professional
  • Master of Computer Information Technology
  • Master of Organizational Leadership

9. Regent University

Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia offers online master's degree programs in areas that include communication, business, theology, education, and nursing. Online students interact with their peers via chat and threaded discussions and can benefit from an impressive graduate program ratio of 16 students to one faculty member. Among the dozens of online master's programs available at Regent, you might consider the following:

  • M.A. in Film-Television
  • M.A. in Practical Theology - Worship & Media
  • M.A. in Government - Political Communication
  • M.A. in Journalism

10. University of North Texas

The University of North Texas in Denton takes pride in being among the largest online credit course providers in the state. Students have access to more than 20 graduate degrees in areas that include business, education, health and public service, and information. To help enhance online students' academic experiences while enrolled in their respective programs, the university offers support through online tutoring, available 24/7. Students can also get a jump on their careers through online job postings offered by the Career Center's Handshake system. Take a look at the school's online master's degree programs:

  • M.B.A. in Marketing
  • Accelerated M.B.A. in Supply Chain
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • M.A/ M.S. in Applied Anthropology

11. Norwich University

Norwich University, located in Northfield, Vermont, has earned many recognitions and accreditations, including its designation as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense from the National Security Agency and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. The university offers a related online Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance for students interested in careers in computer forensics, cyber law, vulnerability management, and related fields. Students enrolled in online programs can benefit from access to databases and publications online through the Kreitzberg Library and acquire tips for success in online learning and beyond. Here's a sampling of a few of the many master's programs available online:

  • M.A. in History
  • M.A. in Strategic Studies
  • Master of Public Administration
  • M.A. in Military History
  • M.A. in International Relations

12. Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois is home to Olivet Nazarene University, an establishment proud to offer an extensive array of accelerated online master's degree programs and corresponding support services for online learners. Students can pursue degrees in business, education, ministry, and nursing, and benefit from writing services, pastoral care, academic advising and career services. Here's a small sample of the online master's degree programs available:

  • M.A. in Pastoral Leadership
  • Master of Ministry in Spanish
  • M.S. in Nursing (RN - MSN)
  • M.A. in Education: Reading Specialist
  • Master of Organizational Leadership

13. Gonzaga University

Jesuit-affiliated Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, Washington, offers access to a Student Services Team to ensure its online students don't feel isolated. Available six days a week, this team answers questions ranging from registration to technical support. Online students also have the opportunity to take part in other activities often associated with traditional in-class learning like study abroad. Online master's degree programs available at Gonzaga cover fields like communication, theology, and education. Take a closer look at the university's degree programs:

  • M.A. in Theology and Leadership
  • M.A. in Sport and Athletic Administration
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
  • M.A. in Communication and Leadership

14. The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Online master's degree programs offered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are available through three course delivery options: online, distance accessible, and blended. Online programs feature all content delivered in an e-learning environment while distance accessible and blended programs are comprised of varying degrees of online and in-class involvement. Online students serving in active duty military as well as retired and reserve military members can benefit from the UAB Salute Program, which helps them enroll in and complete their degree program and offers tutoring assistance, military scholarships, and access to a VA work-study allowance. Dozens of master's degree program options are available in at least one of these three formats. Here are just a few:

  • M.A. in Applied Sociology
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice
  • M.S. in Healthcare Quality and Safety
  • M.Eng. with a Concentration in Information Engineering Management
  • M.S. in Healthcare Simulation

15. Syracuse University

Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York is a pioneer in e-learning and has been providing online degree programs since 1993. Its iSchool program allows learners to take part in live, face-to-face classes and benefit from advising, academic tracking, and assistance in finding a job after graduation. iSchool is also presented as a mobile app and offers students the ability to interact after graduating via a robust online alumni community. Here's a list of some of the online master's degrees available from Syracuse University:

  • M.S. in Applied Data Science
  • M.S. in Library and Information Science
  • M.S. in Enterprise Data Systems
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science with School Media Specialization

16. Purdue University

Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University's curriculum is recognized for its excellence in both the traditional and online formats. The university has been the recipient of many prestigious accreditations; in fact, its Krannert School of Management is one of three business schools in America to receive accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS). Online master's degree seekers can avail themselves of Purdue's EQUIS accreditation with the Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Purdue also offers a number of other opportunities for online master's degree seekers, including the following:

  • M.S. in Construction Management
  • M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Management
  • M.S. in IT Business Analysis
  • Dual Master of Science in Engineering-Master of Business Administration (M.S.E.-M.B.A.)
  • Dual Master of Science in Agricultural Economics-Masters of Business Administration (M.S.-M.B.A.)

17. University of Denver

The University of Denver in Colorado takes pride in preparing its master's degree students for their careers; in fact, more than 90% are able to set their career plans within six months of graduation. Students who are interested in enrolling in a master's degree program but prefer online learning can find amazing options through the school's University College, in which students can complete their degrees in as little as 18 months. Online master's degrees offered by the University of Denver include the following:

  • M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership with a concentration in Philanthropy and Resource Development
  • M.S. in Security Management with a concentration in Organizational Security
  • M.S. in Environmental Policy
  • M.S. in Geographic Information Sciences

18. The University of New England

Located in Biddeford, Maine, the University of New England is proud to offer multiple online master's degree programs in the areas of education, nutrition, health, and social work. These fully online programs do not require campus visits; instead students benefit from an interactive online learning experience and online support services like writing support and library resources. The school's Student Academic Success Center works directly with online students through video conferencing or by phone to provide customized academic assistance. Among the online master's degree programs offered at the university are the following:

  • M.S. in Education
  • M.S. in Health Informatics
  • Master of Social Work
  • M.S. in Applied Nutrition
  • Master of Public Health

19. Champlain College

Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont is proud to have offered one of the first online academic degree programs in the nation and is now home to 60+ well-renowned online programs. Among the many benefits of enrolling in an online degree program from Champlain is the ability to receive a tuition discount of 50% for master's degrees if you work for an employer that has a truED partnership with the college. Champlain College Online offers six 100% online master's degree programs and provides six start dates annually with eight-week accelerated courses. Fully online master's programs and programs that include:

  • M.S. in Digital Forensics
  • M.S. in Information Security Operations
  • M.S. in Human Relations & Organization Development
  • Master's in Early Childhood Education (residency required)
  • M.S. in Executive Leadership
  • MBA
  • M.S. in Healthcare Administration

20. Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University, which has campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville, features a robust online learning environment called Georgia Online Virtual Instruction Enterprise Wide (GoVIEW), This platform, which offers learners an easy-to-use, consistent user-interface across all programs and courses, is completely integrated into the school's Desire2Learn platform ensuring a seamless, efficient learning environment for its online students. Students attending this university have access to dozens of online graduate programs in areas that include business, education, health professions, and engineering and computing. The following is a sample of online master's programs from which students can choose:

  • M.S. in Nursing with a Concentration in Chronic Care Management
  • M.S. in Applied Economics
  • M.Ed. in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, (TCLD)
  • M.Ed. in Evaluation, Assessment, Research, and Learning
  • M.S. in Sport Management

21. Regis University

Jesuit-affiliated Regis University in Denver, Colorado is home to 80 online degree programs with more than two dozen being master's degree programs. Online courses are offered through WorldClass, which is a complete online learning portal that includes assistance with registration and even where to buy course materials. Online students can receive support through the Learning Commons where they can take advantage of services like online tutoring. Take a look at some of Regis University's online master's degrees:

  • M.S. in Criminology
  • M.S. in Information Assurance
  • M.S. in Software Engineering
  • Master of Nonprofit Management
  • M.S. in Enterprise Systems Engineering

22. Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, offers a multitude of online degree programs, including more than 30 online master's degree options. In addition to enjoying the convenience of studying from any location, Texas Tech University students who reside outside of the state and enroll in only online courses can benefit from tuition rates that are comparable to those for in-state students. Texas Tech has a decades-long history of providing distance learning options and even holds special eLearning events like virtual job fairs for students. Among the online master's degree programs available at the university are the following:

  • M.A. in Technical Communication
  • Master of Music Education in Music Education
  • M.S. in Horticulture
  • M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • M.S. in Plant and Soil Science

23. Concordia University - Nebraska

Concordia University - Nebraska in Seward, is very supportive of its online students, offering resources like the online portal, ConnectCUNE, which provides access to e-learning tools like Blackboard, course registration, and required materials for each course. Online graduate students can explore the Graduate Student Resource Room to take advantage of numerous writing assistance resources and utilize the Link Library, which offers a wide variety of digital resources. At CUNE, there are more than a dozen online master's degree options. Here are just a few:

  • M.A. in Coaching and Athletics Administration
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) with a concentration in Gerontology
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) with a concentration in Population Health
  • M.P.H. in Community Health Education
  • M.Ed. in in Early Childhood B-3rd Inclusive Education

24. Morningside College

Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa offers fantastic online master's degree programs in the areas of education and nursing. Students pursuing their graduate degree in education can take advantage of 100% online learning, while students aiming for a nursing degree take classes in a hybrid format that is mostly online with flexible on-campus residencies. Students are supported during their time in their respective online programs through access to an online writing center as well as a data lab for research purposes. Among the online master's degree programs offered at Morningside are the following:

  • M.A. in Teaching (MAT) Professional Educator
  • M.S.N. Clinical Nurse Leader
  • M.S.N. Primary Family Care Nurse Practitioner
  • M.S.N. Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • M.A. in Teaching: Special Education

25. The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, takes pride in providing its students with a fantastic online learning experience designed for convenience with most programs offering six eight-week long terms yearly. The university uses the Angel Learning Management System for course delivery, which is revered as one of the best in the nation for its virtual chat sessions, instant messaging, and many other features. The university offers the Business & Leadership Resource Center and Human & Human Services Resource Center for students interested in gaining insight into these fields from the perspectives of university faculty members and top experts. Among the online master's degree programs available are the following:

  • M.S. in Finance
  • M.S. in Human Resources Management
  • M.S. in Health Informatics
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration

26. Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Saint Joseph's College of Maine in Standish is a Roman Catholic-affiliated school that takes great pride in providing lifelong support for all of its students in both traditional and online/distance learning. This support is provided through job-seeking assistance and a globally recognized career planning tool called Strong Interest Inventory. The college offers dozens of online graduate programs in fields that include education, accounting, theology, nursing, and health administration. Here is a sample of these programs:

  • Master of Accountancy
  • M.S. in Education
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.A. in Theology
  • M.S.N./M.H.A. Dual Degree

27. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has three campuses in Minnesota: Twin Cities, Winona, and Rochester. The university is committed to ensuring its online students are supported despite their distance from these campuses. For instance, the Twin Cities Campus Library offers more than 200 million downloadable online resources and the ability to chat anytime with a librarian, while the Winona Campus Library grants students access to online resources and professional research assistance via chat or text. Saint Mary's offers a welcoming e-learning atmosphere that begins with an introductory email and continues with constant communication with instructors and peers via virtual chats and discussions. Among the many online master's degree programs available at the university are the following:

  • M.S. in Accountancy
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership
  • M.A. in International Development
  • M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology
  • Master of Social Work

28. Utah State University

Utah State University's care and commitment to its online degree seekers is evident in its comprehensive suite of resources available. In addition to a robust online learning environment, Logan-based Utah State University has an excellent one-on-one tutoring program and dedicated student handbook just for online learners. The school offers a huge array of online master's programs. Some of the online graduate programs include:

  • Master of Aviation Science
  • Master of Technical Communication
  • Master of Dietetics Administration
  • M.P.H. in Veterinary Public Health
  • M.S. in Agricultural Extension and Education

29. Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University, in Spring Arbor, Michigan, understands that online learners can feel a bit isolated, which is why it assigns its online learners their own Student Success Coach whose job is to help students with online learning challenges like life-schoolwork balance as well as technical support. If working through multiple courses at once is just not an option, students can opt to take just one course at a time. Online master's degree programs are available in nursing, social work, education, organizational management, and more. Here is a quick look at a handful of these programs:

  • M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership
  • M.A. in Reading
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Special Education
  • R.N. to M.S.N. Nurse Educator

30. Lindenwood University

St. Charles, Missouri is where you'll find Lindenwood University, a respected school offering several excellent online master's degrees. The university understands that some learners want to complete their degree quickly, which is why it offers several accelerated programs. In addition to finishing your degree in a shorter amount of time, accelerated programs allow you to benefit from small class sizes of no more than a dozen students and experienced faculty members who currently work professionally in their field. Dozens of graduate degrees for online learners are available at Lindenwood, including the following:

  • M.A. In Art History and Visual Culture
  • M.A. in Game Design
  • Master of Music Education
  • M.F.A. in Writing
  • M.A. in Digital and Web Design

31. University of St. Francis

Joliet, Illinois is home to St. Francis University, one of the largest online degree providers in Illinois with over 1500 student registrations per semester. The school offers more than 120 online courses and dozens of graduate programs available in online and blended formats. Students can also find accelerated options like the one-year online M.B.A. degree. While progressing through their respective programs, students can utilize the Career Success Center to find great internship and employment opportunities. Master's degree program options available at the university include the following:

  • M.B.A. Supply Chain Management
  • M.S. in Education - Educational Leadership with a concentration in Principal Preparation
  • M.S. in Management with a concentration in Health Administration
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.Ed. in Visual Arts Education with Professional Educator License

32. Concordia University - Wisconsin

Concordia University - Wisconsin, located in Mequon, features Concordia Online, an online learning platform with 80% of its enrolled students in the 2017-2018 school year at the graduate level. Among the perks of Concordia Online are Online Student Success Advisors who are assigned to each online learner to provide assistance from registration to graduation. The university offers a vast number of online master's degree programs. Among them are the following:

  • M.S. in Information Technology
  • M.S. in Education - Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • M.S. in Education - Educational Design and Technology
  • M.S. in Family Life

33. Canisius College

Canisius College in Buffalo, New York is a well-respected school with many fantastic online master's programs, including an interesting online master's degree in anthrozoology that focuses on humanity's relationship to animals as well as animal welfare. Of the college's 35 graduate programs, a dozen of them are online master's degree programs. To help students adapt to online learning, the college offers the Center for Online Learning & Innovation, which provides technical and internet support, as well as the Griff Center for academic and career development, which online students can contact via web conference or email. Online master's programs offered by Canisius College include the following:

  • Master's in Sport Product Development
  • Master's in Literacy
  • Master's in Sport Administration
  • Master's in Education Technologies and Emerging Media
  • M.S. in Respiratory Care

34. University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin is home to the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, a respected school that believes in partnering with communities and businesses to create relationships that benefit both learners and communities/businesses. The Career and Professional Development Office is available to both online and traditional University of Wisconsin - Platteville students and has an excellent track record for assisting students in finding careers and matching employers with the right employees. Students interested in online learning with the University of Wisconsin - Platteville can choose from online master's programs that include the following:

  • M.S. in Project Management
  • M.S. in Organizational Change Leadership
  • M.S. in Integrated Supply Chain Management
  • M.S. in Healthcare Administration
  • M.S. in Engineering

35. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio offers an excellent, highly accredited online catalogue of degrees. Degrees online can be pursued in seven-week portions, allowing students to focus on just a couple of courses at a time while still completing their degrees in a timely manner. While in their programs, students have the chance to receive academic assistance via online tutoring, writing consultations, academic coaching, and more via the Learning Commons. Take a look at some of the online master's degrees available from this school:

  • M.Ed. in Special Education - Assistive Technology
  • M.Ed. in Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • M.S. Criminal Justice
  • Master of Food and Nutrition
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching

36. California Baptist University

California Baptist University in Riverside offers CBU Online, which provides online learning opportunities for working professionals. Students can choose from multiple online master's degree programs, many of which can be completed in as little as one year. All programs available through the university's Division of Online and Professional Studies are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC). Here is a quick sample of online master's degree programs offered from California Baptist University:

  • M.S. in Accounting
  • M.A. in Christian Leadership
  • M.S. in Kinesiology
  • Master of Public Administration
  • M.A. in Strategic Communication

37. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, takes pride in providing fantastic learning opportunities and support for its online learners. After enrolling in a program, online degree seekers are assigned a support team member who helps every step of the way from admission to graduation. Most online courses at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are asynchronous, which means students can access class content whenever most convenient. Among the many online master's degrees available at the institute are the following:

  • M.S. in Bioscience Administration
  • M.S. in Construction Project Management
  • M.S. in Robotics Engineering
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering

38. William Carey University

A major goal of William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi is to provide its online students with an environment that combines learning, living, and faith. The university offers fully online master's degree programs in areas like business, education, and music and ministry studies. William Carey University offers an online portal for online degree seekers that features online databases and library resources. The school provides an array of online master's programs, including the following:

  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education, K-6
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • Dual M.S. in Nursing and Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Music Education (M.M.E.)

39. Ashland University

At Ashland University, located in Ashland, Ohio, offers online programs in the areas of nursing, education exercise science, and business. Students enrolled in online programs are supported by the university through access to web resources like AU Career Connect, which is the school's online job database. If you're looking for an online master's degree option from Ashland, here are a few to consider:

  • M.Ed. in Adult Education
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership + Administrative Licensure
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Talent Development Education
  • M.S. in Applied Exercise Science
  • M.A. in Corporate and Strategic Communication

40. Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University in Mississippi State offers the robust and respected Center for Distance Education online program, which provides comprehensive student services like online tutoring, learning and career centers, and videos covering everything from cyber security to purchasing textbooks. Mississippi State University is also competitive in terms of tuition with its commitment to providing all online students with in-state tuition. There are many online master's programs at this school, including the following:

  • M.S. in Forestry
  • M.S. in General Biology
  • M.S. in Early Intervention
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering

41. La Salle University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home to La Salle University, a well-respected Roman Catholic affiliated school. Students attending this university have the opportunity to enroll in online master's degree programs in fields like business, nursing and cybersecurity. When enrolled in these 100% online programs, students are supported through access to library resources, technical support, and advising and academic teams. Many of La Salle's online professors are doctoral-prepared and ready to provide students with a top-notch educational experience. Online master's degree options available from the university include the following:

  • M.S. in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner
  • M.S. in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Business Administration - General
  • M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • M.S. in Information Technology Leadership

42. The College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota offers a variety of 100% online accelerated degrees with six available at the graduate level. Students enrolled in online programs can benefit from perks like small class sizes, access to the same activities and services as on-campus students, and the ability to work with a personal advisor who supports the online learning experience. Online master's degree program options offered at the college include the following:

  • M.B.A. in Rural Healthcare
  • Master of Education (M. Ed.)
  • M.S. in Applied Data Analytics
  • M.S. in Health Informatics
  • M.S. in Project Management

43. Baker University

Baldwin City, Kansas is home to Baker University, a private school offering several online master's degree programs in areas like health care administration, organizational leadership, and executive leadership. Online classes are asynchronous so students do not meet at designated times and can study at their own pace. As students progress through their programs, they can benefit from the university's career services, which make available online assistance in finding internships, understanding graduate school, locating jobs, and more. Online master's degrees offered at Baker University include the following:

  • M.S. in Instructional Design and Performance Technology
  • M.A. in Education (MAEd)
  • M.S. in Sports Management
  • M.B.A. in Human Resources
  • M.B.A. in Finance

44. Lewis University

Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois aims to ensure all of its future students are prepared for the challenge of online learning by offering a student self-assessment. This self-assessment gauges your technological readiness and checks to see how comfortable you are with self-directed learning, chat rooms, online discussion groups, peer evaluations, and much more. If you've determined that online learning is for you, the university offers multiple online master's degree programs to help you meet your academic goals. Students can enjoy the support of the university's technical support and online library features. A sample of online master's degree programs from Lewis University include:

  • M.S. in Aviation and Transportation
  • M.S. in Business Analytics
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice
  • M.S. in Data Science

45. Stevenson University

Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland is proud of its superb online learning environment for students enrolled in its dozen online master's degree programs. Students are guided through their online learning journey through comprehensive tutorials for using Blackboard, videos on managing coursework load, and an online readiness assessment. Stevenson University also features Handshake, a portal that brings students and employers together to provide students with job and internship opportunities. Below is a brief list of some of the online master's degrees available from Stevenson University:

  • M.S. in Crime Scene Investigation
  • M.S. in Cyber Forensics
  • M.S. in Communication Studies
  • M.A. in Community-Based Education and Leadership
  • M.S. in Forensic Accounting

46. Queen's University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina offers five comprehensive online master's degree programs in the areas of education, communication, health, and more. For each program, the university provides students with an online resource center in which they can learn about top trends and gain general information about their field. In addition to library research resources available online and other forms of support, Queens University has created a complete online glossary of unique terms used in online learning environments like 'accelerated,' 'netiquette,' and 'spyware.' Here are the online master's degrees offered at Queen's University:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)
  • M.A. in Communication
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership

47. Rivier University

Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire can be proud of its excellent suite of resources available to online degree seekers. There is a Nursing Career Guide for nursing professionals aiming to advance in their careers, the Rivier Online Blog to help students understand a variety of career choices, and the school even provides information for online students about student services and more. A variety of online master's degree programs are available at Rivier University, including the following:

  • M.B.A. in Management
  • Master of Public Health
  • M.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration
  • M.S. in Nursing - Nursing Education

48. Kettering University

Kettering University in Flint, Michigan offers an online learning environment that provides students with multiple online program options, including six at the master's level. Students who enroll in programs through Kettering University Online will be connected to an advisor who provides support throughout their academic journey. Among the perks of Kettering University Online are corporate partnerships comprised of a veritable who's who list of established and cutting-edge corporations that aim to help graduates seeking an edge into the professional job market. Kettering online master's programs include:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • M.S. in Operations Management
  • M.S. in Supply Chain Management
  • M.S. in Engineering Management
  • M.S. in Lean Manufacturing

49. University of St. Francis - Fort Wayne

At the University of St. Francis - Fort Wayne in Indiana, students interested in pursuing their master's degree have the opportunity to choose from online programs in business, healthcare, or education. Online programs are accelerated, enabling students to complete their degrees in a shorter amount of time. The university offers fantastic financial aid options for online military students, including the Montgomery GI Bill, which offers up to $1,994 monthly (for as many as 36 months) for the college education of full-time students on active duty for at least two years as well as eligible veterans. Among the master's degree programs available at the university are the following:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • M.A. in Teaching
  • Master of Organizational Leadership
  • M.S.Ed. - Special Education
  • Master of Healthcare Administration

50. Graceland University - Lamoni

Graceland University - Lamoni in Iowa offers students the chance to earn online master's degrees in nursing, education, or seminary through its accredited online learning program. As they progress through their programs, online students can receive plenty of academic support through services like the Writing Center, which offers online tutoring specifically for distance learners. Here is a short list of online master's programs from Graceland:

  • Master of Education in Literacy Instruction
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • M.S.N. - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • M.S.N. - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • M.A. in Religion

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