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Complete Guide to Online Master's Programs

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Students wishing to pursue a master's program can search our thorough list of accredited online master’s degrees, including nearly 500 colleges and 7,000 online degree programs. Our popular degrees section represents our six most researched online master’s degrees. Below these popular degrees, prospective students can check out a compact list of schools with impressive degree offerings in that field.

Our list of master’s programs allows prospective students to find vital information about their desired field, including the number of online schools, number of online programs, and more. We also have a list of highlighted non-profit schools. These high-quality schools offer an exceptional number of online degrees, such as Dallas Baptist University, which offers 146 online master’s degrees, covering education, counseling, and more.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W
A Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Accounting Schools 73 Degree Programs 135 Graduates 12,637 Annual Salary $101,390 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP
Architecture Schools 7 Degree Programs 12 Graduates 4,423 Annual Salary $76,721 Accreditation NAAB
Art & Design Schools 28 Degree Programs 82 Graduates 1,509 Annual Salary $57,667 Accreditation NASAD
B Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Biology Schools 26 Degree Programs 43 Graduates 6,725 Annual Salary $75,234 Accreditation Institutional
Business Schools 49 Degree Programs 502 Graduates 108,304 Annual Salary $93,004 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP
C Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Child Psychology Schools 8 Degree Programs 8 Graduates 333 Annual Salary $59,658 Accreditation APA
Civil Engineering Schools 23 Degree Programs 45 Graduates 4,006 Annual Salary $106,582 Accreditation ABET
Communications Studies Schools 49 Degree Programs 85 Graduates 4,261 Annual Salary $71,407 Accreditation ACEJMC
Computer Science Schools 51 Degree Programs 125 Graduates 4,675 Annual Salary $102,475 Accreditation ABET
Conflict Resolution Schools 13 Degree Programs 17 Graduates 790 Annual Salary $72,907 Accreditation Institutional
Construction Management Schools 14 Degree Programs 16 Graduates 263 Annual Salary $90,199 Accreditation ACCE, ATMAE
Counseling Schools 41 Degree Programs 80 Graduates 2,176 Annual Salary $73,005 Accreditation CACREP
Criminal Justice Schools 107 Degree Programs 246 Graduates 6,831 Annual Salary $66,802 Accreditation Institutional
D Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Dental Assistant Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 1,434 Annual Salary $69,072 Accreditation CODA
E Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Early Childhood Education Schools 53 Degree Programs 83 Graduates 2,839 Annual Salary $52,989 Accreditation CAEP, NAEYC
Economics Schools 17 Degree Programs 26 Graduates 2,377 Annual Salary $119,120 Accreditation AACSB
Education Schools 260 Degree Programs 1,368 Graduates 24,291 Annual Salary $57,421 Accreditation CAEP, CEA, MSA-CESS, NCATE
Educational Leadership Schools 112 Degree Programs 178 Graduates 15,614 Annual Salary $61,643 Accreditation NCATE
Electrical Engineering Schools 36 Degree Programs 96 Graduates 9,109 Annual Salary $117,419 Accreditation ABET
Engineering Schools 112 Degree Programs 486 Graduates 9,121 Annual Salary $111,993 Accreditation ABET
English Schools 24 Degree Programs 47 Graduates 3,071 Annual Salary $63,425 Accreditation Institutional
Environmental Studies Schools 41 Degree Programs 79 Graduates 2,946 Annual Salary $73,683 Accreditation Institutional
F Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Finance Schools 84 Degree Programs 125 Graduates 5,300 Annual Salary $124,453 Accreditation AACSB
Fire Science Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 2,874 Annual Salary $66,822 Accreditation FESHE
Forensic Psychology Schools 11 Degree Programs 19 Graduates 402 Annual Salary $54,668 Accreditation APA
Forensic Science Schools 8 Degree Programs 13 Graduates 364 Annual Salary $66,822 Accreditation AAFS
G Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Graphic Design Schools 4 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 486 Annual Salary $65,700 Accreditation NASAD
H Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Healthcare Schools 222 Degree Programs 406 Graduates 7,836 Annual Salary $63,809 Accreditation LCME
Healthcare Administration Schools 127 Degree Programs 257 Graduates 9,786 Annual Salary $74,946 Accreditation CAHME
Healthcare Information Systems Schools 29 Degree Programs 39 Graduates 283 Annual Salary $69,072 Accreditation CAHIM, CAHME
Healthcare Management Schools 84 Degree Programs 154 Graduates 9,081 Annual Salary $74,946 Accreditation CAHME
History Schools 22 Degree Programs 38 Graduates 3,353 Annual Salary $73,984 Accreditation Institutional
Hospitality Management Schools 15 Degree Programs 19 Graduates 1,095 Annual Salary $87,194 Accreditation ACPHA
Human Resources Schools 102 Degree Programs 148 Graduates 9,060 Annual Salary $75,484 Accreditation AACSB
Human Services Schools 132 Degree Programs 368 Graduates 3,378 Annual Salary $55,733 Accreditation CACREP
I Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Information Technology Schools 110 Degree Programs 258 Graduates 12,971 Annual Salary $88,905 Accreditation ABET
Interior Design Schools 7 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 373 Annual Salary $54,141 Accreditation NASAD
J Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Journalism Schools 12 Degree Programs 15 Graduates 1,626 Annual Salary $72,480 Accreditation ACEJMC
L Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Landscape Design Schools 1 Degree Programs 2 Graduates 463 Annual Salary $78,331 Accreditation LAAB
Law Schools 15 Degree Programs 26 Graduates 2,998 Annual Salary $72,701 Accreditation Institutional
Liberal Studies Schools 126 Degree Programs 331 Graduates 6,410 Annual Salary $65,018 Accreditation Institutional
M Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Management Schools 182 Degree Programs 517 Graduates 3,134 Annual Salary $89,585 Accreditation AACSB
Marketing Schools 78 Degree Programs 118 Graduates 2,477 Annual Salary $85,739 Accreditation AACSB
Mathematics Schools 30 Degree Programs 44 Graduates 4,620 Annual Salary $87,923 Accreditation Institutional
MBA Schools 201 Degree Programs 951 Graduates 102,755 Annual Salary $93,004 Accreditation AACSB
Mechanical Engineering Schools 27 Degree Programs 57 Graduates 4,968 Annual Salary $112,431 Accreditation ABET
Music Schools 17 Degree Programs 22 Graduates 2,919 Annual Salary $52,244 Accreditation NASM
N Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Network Administration Schools 12 Degree Programs 13 Graduates 9,429 Annual Salary $87,387 Accreditation ABET
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Schools 14 Degree Programs 38 Graduates 26,661 Annual Salary $83,995 Accreditation ACEN, CCNE
Nursing Schools 155 Degree Programs 535 Graduates 30,147 Annual Salary $83,995 Accreditation ACEN, CCNE, NLNAC
Nutrition Schools 37 Degree Programs 47 Graduates 3,093 Annual Salary $57,759 Accreditation ACEND
O Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 2,981 Annual Salary $64,676 Accreditation AOTA
Organizational Leadership Schools 103 Degree Programs 188 Graduates 1,392 Annual Salary $90,070 Accreditation AACSB
P Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Paralegal Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 277 Annual Salary $72,701 Accreditation ABA
Personal Training Schools 8 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 1,812 Annual Salary $63,318 Accreditation Institutional
Pharmacy Schools 9 Degree Programs 22 Graduates 1,060 Annual Salary $94,519 Accreditation ACPE
Philosophy Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 502 Annual Salary $58,237 Accreditation Institutional
Photography Schools 3 Degree Programs 6 Graduates 288 Annual Salary $59,059 Accreditation Institutional
Physical Therapy Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 170 Annual Salary $64,676 Accreditation APTA
Physician Assistant Schools 5 Degree Programs 5 Graduates 2,783 Annual Salary $80,462 Accreditation ARC-PA
Physics Schools 6 Degree Programs 7 Graduates 1,223 Annual Salary $99,611 Accreditation CAMPEP
Political Science Schools 19 Degree Programs 37 Graduates 5,799 Annual Salary $90,842 Accreditation Institutional
Project Management Schools 47 Degree Programs 67 Graduates 1,097 Annual Salary $90,070 Accreditation AACSB
Psychology Schools 71 Degree Programs 165 Graduates 14,141 Annual Salary $59,697 Accreditation APA
Public Health Schools 61 Degree Programs 117 Graduates 7,633 Annual Salary $73,005 Accreditation CEPH
R Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Religious Studies Schools 33 Degree Programs 252 Graduates 2,445 Annual Salary $52,202 Accreditation ACPE
Respiratory Therapy Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 2,637 Annual Salary $77,076 Accreditation CoARC
S Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Social Work Schools 46 Degree Programs 88 Graduates 15,490 Annual Salary $52,389 Accreditation CACREP, CSWE
Sports Management Schools 49 Degree Programs 86 Graduates 1,982 Annual Salary $61,120 Accreditation Institutional
Substance Abuse Counseling Schools 13 Degree Programs 16 Graduates 579 Annual Salary $73,005 Accreditation CACREP
T Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Teaching Schools 167 Degree Programs 572 Graduates 19,658 Annual Salary $55,942 Accreditation TEAC
V Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Veterinary Technician Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 345 Annual Salary $67,384 Accreditation AVMA COE
Video Game Design Schools 4 Degree Programs 7 Graduates 334 Annual Salary $68,111 Accreditation Institutional
Vocational Schools 11 Degree Programs 12 Graduates 10,129 Annual Salary $83,520 Accreditation Institutional
W Online Schools Programs Graduates Annual Salary Accreditation
Web Design Schools 4 Degree Programs 5 Graduates 234 Annual Salary $107,740 Accreditation Institutional

The number of graduates includes students from both online and campus programs from the most recent year, as reported by the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Non-Profit Schools Offering the Most Online Master's Degrees

The following school list is comprised of non-profit, regionally accredited colleges offering the most online master’s degrees. Some included schools offer over 100 online master’s degrees, including our top three ranked schools, Dallas Baptist University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Liberty University Online. Our requirements to be considered for this list include: 

  • Non-profit status
  • At least 20 online master's degrees
  • Regional accreditation
  • Strong student support services

These schools were ordered by descending online master's degree counts.

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Dallas Baptist University offers more than 140 master’s degree programs, plus several dual master’s degree programs. Students can pursue master’s degrees in education, including a Master of Arts in Teaching in Distance Learning, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Education in Higher Education. DBU also offers an online MBA with concentrations in finance, healthcare management, international business, management information systems, marketing, and project management. DBU’s online courses are asynchronous, so students are not required to participate at any specific time. Courses are divided into weekly sessions, and new material and assignments are introduced at the beginning of each session. DBU’s 24-hour help desk can help students with technical problems related to their online courses. Live chat is available Monday through Friday during normal business hours. The University Writing Center is also available to help students with questions through phone and email.

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Online Associate Degrees (9)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (43)

Online Master's Degrees (146)

Online Certificate Programs (46)

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,810 - $26,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEAS CIHE

Southern New Hampshire University offers over 130 online master’s degrees in more than 30 fields, including an online MBA with 40 choices for specialization. Among these specialties are athletic administration, corporate social responsibility, healthcare informatics, internet marketing, and sustainability. Psychology students can complete an online Master of Science in Psychology in areas like child and adolescent development psychology, forensic psychology, and industrial-organizational psychology. Online education degrees include master’s programs in curriculum and instruction and higher education administration. SNHU’s graduate calendar is divided into five 10-week terms. Online students have access to 24/7 phone and online technical support. Active-duty military students and their spouses can qualify for a reduced tuition rate, even at the graduate level.

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Online Master's Degrees (144)

Online Certificate Programs (27)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Students at Liberty University can choose from 130 online master’s degrees, including degrees in popular fields like counseling, business, and education. Liberty offers an online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with concentrations in addictions and recovery, crisis response and trauma, health and wellness, and military resilience. Students can also complete a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy or a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling that satisfies the licensure requirements of most states. Some of Liberty’s online programs feature “intensives,” which require spending a week on campus, attending classes and workshops with fellow students. Online students can access academic and social support through the university’s writing center and online communities. They can also take advantage of free online tutoring and career assistance. Liberty University offers military students a tuition discount for online courses at the master’s level, and military students can apply for university scholarships as well.

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Online Associate Degrees (11)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (57)

Online Master's Degrees (128)

Online Doctorate Degrees (22)

Online Certificate Programs (46)

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  • Annual Tuition: $37,504
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: WASC WSCUC

The University of Southern California’s online division, USC Online, focuses on graduate education, offering more than 60 master’s degrees online. USC students can choose from many popular degree programs, including several in the field of engineering. Engineering programs include master’s degrees in aerospace, astronautical, biomedical, chemical, civil and environmental, industrial and systems, and electrical engineering. USC also offers an online Master of Social Work and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology. Business students can pursue an online MBA or an online Master of Business Taxation. USC’s online courses follow the on-campus schedule, and many courses are offered synchronously with on-campus sections. Through the university’s Distance Education Network, online students can view live lectures and interact with their professor and classmates synchronously or view materials asynchronously on their own schedule.

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Online Master's Degrees (94)

Online Doctorate Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (16)

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  • Annual Tuition: $25,952
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

The George Washington University offers online master’s degrees in popular fields like business, engineering, education, and public health. Engineering students can complete an online Master of Science in Engineering Management or a Master of Science in Systems Engineering. Business programs include Master of Science degrees in information systems technology and project management, plus an MBA with concentrations in business administration and healthcare. Students can also choose a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and master’s degrees in educational leadership, education technology, and special education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Online students at GW take courses on the same semester schedule as on-campus students. They also have access to GW’s IT Support Center, which offers technology help 24 hours a day, everyday. Students can receive help by phone, email, and chat or through remote assistance.

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Online Associate Degrees (5)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (14)

Online Master's Degrees (74)

Online Doctorate Degrees (21)

Online Certificate Programs (47)

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  • Annual Tuition: $41,594
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

Columbia University was founded in New York City in 1754. Since 1995, Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education has been delivering programs to fit the needs of a variety of students. It now offers 30 master’s degrees, covering such fields as technology management, strategic communications, and sustainability management. Every year, six thousand students enroll in Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education. Through the Office of Student Life and Alumni Relations, online students can take advantage of advising support, as well as learn about available health services, financial services, and counseling and psychological services.

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Online Master's Degrees (49)

Online Doctorate Degrees (16)

Online Certificate Programs (16)

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  • Annual Tuition: $30,642
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEAS CIHE

Northeastern University was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1898. Eight Northeastern colleges, including its D’Amore-McKim School of Business, offer nearly 40 online master’s degrees. Programs are offered in popular fields like business, education, and engineering. Business students can choose degrees in nonprofit management, finance, project management, and taxation. The D’Amore-McKim School of Business offers an online MBA with specializations like high technology management, innovation entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and sustainability. Northeastern also offers a Master of Science in Energy Systems, a Master of Science in Engineering Management, and a Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology. Education students can complete online master’s degrees in eLearning and instructional design, learning analytics, learning and instruction, and special education. Northeastern’s online courses operate on the same term schedule as on-campus courses, and online students have access to support services like online tutoring.

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Online Bachelor's Degrees (17)

Online Master's Degrees (40)

Online Doctorate Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (22)

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,056 - $20,053
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

The State University of New York, or SUNY, is the largest public system of higher education in the US. Open SUNY provides centralized access to the hundreds of online programs offered at the system’s 64 campuses. Several online degrees are offered through the Open SUNY+ program, which provides online students with a personal concierge, 24/7 help desk and tutoring access, and experiential learning opportunities. Master’s degrees in popular areas like education, business, counseling, and social work are available with Open SUNY+ support. Students can pursue an online Master of Social Work through the State University of New York at Buffalo, for example, or an online MBA through SUNY Oswego or Empire State College. Other Open SUNY+ programs include master’s degrees in rehabilitation counseling, early childhood education, curriculum development and instructional technology, learning and emerging technologies, and music education.

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Online Associate Degrees (181)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (53)

Online Master's Degrees (74)

Online Doctorate Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (95)

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,870 - $6,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Western Governors University is a fully online institution that offers competency-based programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Instead of completing courses for credit, WGU students progress in their programs by demonstrating specific competencies through assessments like exams, essays, research papers, and other projects. WGU students work with a personal mentor who helps them design a degree plan and access support resources. Students can use WGU’s online library, and most course materials are available as E-textbooks, which are included in the student’s resource fee. WGU’s Teacher’s College offers master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction, special education, educational leadership, English language learning, instructional design, learning and technology, mathematics education, and science education. The university’s College of Business offers an online MBA with concentrations in information technology management and healthcare management. Business students can also complete a Master of Science in Management and Leadership or a Master of Science in Accounting.

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Online Bachelor's Degrees (29)

Online Master's Degrees (34)

Online Certificate Programs (10)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,454 - $22,652
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCACSTHLC

Arizona State University Online offers over 20 master’s degrees in a variety of fields, including education, engineering, and healthcare. Master of Science degrees are offered in biomedical diagnostics, biomimicry, and electrical engineering, among others. Education students can receive their Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with such specializations as applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders. The very same faculty that teach on-campus at ASU also teach students pursuing ASU online degrees, ensuring consistent educational quality. Additionally, students receive extensive support through success coaches, academic advisors, and enrollment counselors. Financial aid is available to ASU students, with 70 percent receiving assistance each year through scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work-study programs.

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Online Bachelor's Degrees (51)

Online Master's Degrees (36)

Online Doctorate Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (16)

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