dcsimg
You are here:

Master's Degrees

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.



Master's Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • Full Sail University - Online

    Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help

    Location: Online

    Full Sail University - Online Request Info »
  • New York University Speech Pathology

    Coming soon

    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help
    Location:
    New York: , New York NY 10003
    New York University Speech Pathology Request Info »
  • Syracuse University Cyber Security

    Established in 1901, the College of Engineering and Computer Science has built a vibrant community of leaders with a reputation for responsiveness in meeting regional, national, and global needs.

    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help

    Location: Online

    Syracuse University Cyber Security Request Info »
  • Syracuse University Computer Science

    Established in 1901, the College of Engineering and Computer Science has built a vibrant community of leaders with a reputation for responsiveness in meeting regional, national, and global needs.

    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help
    Location:
    Syracuse: , Syracuse NY 13244
    Syracuse University Computer Science Request Info »
  • Syracuse University Computer Engineering

    Established in 1901, the College of Engineering and Computer Science has built a vibrant community of leaders with a reputation for responsiveness in meeting regional, national, and global needs.

    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help

    Location: Online

    Syracuse University Computer Engineering Request Info »
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

    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.

    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help
    Location:
    Washington: 2121 I St NW,, Washington DC 20052
    Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University Request Info »
  • Simmons College School of Social Work

    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help
    Location:
    Boston: 300 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115
    Simmons College School of Social Work Request Info »
  • USC Rossier School of Education

    Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help
    Location:
    Los Angeles: 1150 S Olive St,, Los Angeles CA 90015
    USC Rossier School of Education Request Info »
  • Simmons College Master of Public Health

    Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program, MPH@Simmons, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. The MPH@Simmons program explores the core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social/behavioral health. Additionally, the practice-based curriculum incorporates courses specifically designed to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills.

    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help
    Location:
    Boston: 300 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115
    Simmons College Master of Public Health Request Info »
  • Southern Methodist University

    Founded in 1911, Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools.

    Get School Info Add to My Compare List Compare Now Read User Reviews Help
    Location:
    Dallas: , Dallas TX 75202
    Southern Methodist University Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads