Master degrees are post-graduate degrees that require between one and three years of advanced study in specialized subject-matter knowledge. The Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS) and Master of Science in Law are the most-common degree designations. Candidates may pursue a master degree to further their understanding of their original degree field, to change the focus of their general field, or to become a specialist. They may also desire a master degree to advance in their profession, attain promotions, or move into management.
Master degree programs are unlike undergraduate programs where general and broad studies are required. During the master degree program, students take only classes in their field, perform detailed research, and--in some cases--prepare a scholarly thesis reflecting their research results. Entry into a master degree program may require a satisfactory score on an admissions test, the completion of an undergraduate degree, and/or pertinent work experience. Many students choose to enter a PhD program, earning a master degree along the way.
The two most-common master degree specializations are in education and business. Would-be teachers holding a bachelor degree in their field can complete a master degree in education to become classroom certified. The fields are wide and extensive. One can earn an master degree in accounting, aviation, anthropology, finance, fine arts, biology, business, computer science, criminal justice, counseling and social work, engineering, earth studies, English, mathematics, history, human resources, public administration, nursing, information technology, health care administration, communications, design, marketing, hospitality and travel, telecommunications, eCommerce, medical technology, physical therapy, advertising, theology, music, physics, sociology, and more.
- Business Intelligence
- Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online)
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Communications@Syracuse is an online Master of Science in Communications from the world-renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
- Master of Science in Communications
The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.
- Master of Social Work
Communications@Simmons prepares students to become leaders who achieve their organizational, professional, and personal goals through a strategic integration of communications theory and practice.
- MS in Communication
Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.
You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.
- MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
- RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.
You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.
- Master of Public Health
- Executive Master of Health Administration
- Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance Online
- Master of Business Administration Online
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Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.
- Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
- Master of Business Administration - Nonprofit Leadership
- Master of Business Administration - Operations and Supply Chain Management More...
Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.
- M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics
- M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Education
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